Are you playing host to the family this season? Even if you aren’t, you may be having friends over some time in the future. When people are going to be spending time at your house, there is a lot of activity that will go on in the kitchen. So what can you do to ensure that your kitchen plumbing in Phoenix is kept safe?
This might sound silly at first, but hear us out. One of the best things you can do is make sure everyone is on the same page about what NOT to put down the kitchen drain. Write it down on a note and paste it next to or close by the sink so everyone can see it.
What are the items not to try to wash down the kitchen drain? Those “no-go” items include…
Fats, Oils, and Grease
These may seem harmless when they are hot and in liquid form. However, fats, oils, and grease all cool down and congeal quickly. When this happens, these substances, also known as FOG, are going to stick to your drain walls and create the beginnings of a clog.
Bones and Fruit Pits
Other things that shouldn’t go down the drain are bones or fruit pits. It isn’t hard to imagine why, since bones and fruit pits are hard and may even damage your pipes. These items will, first, wreck your garbage disposal, and second, will easily stick around in your drain and create a clog.
Coffee Grounds, Eggshells, and Rice
It may seem harmless to put coffee grounds, eggshells, or rice down the drain. The problem with these food items is that they are going to be big sources of clogs. Coffee grounds and eggshells easily stick to your drain walls while rice can stick to the drain and expand when wet. This debris is better off being thrown away or even tossed into the garden for fertilizer so it won’t cause trouble in the drains.
Fibrous Fruit and Vegetable Peels
Lastly, make sure not to let harder fruit and vegetable peels get down your drain. Peels like the ones from cantaloupes, watermelons, avocados, potatoes, and more are bad for both your garbage disposal and your drain. These peels aren’t going to cooperate with your disposal and will also create drainage issues for your kitchen sink.
The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Can Help
You can do everything possible to keep your drains clear of clog-causers and there may still come a day when drainage slows down. It’s just how things work! But with our help, you won’t have to stress about it.
When your kitchen sink backs up, our team can unclog it. We can also clear away built-up debris in the drain to prevent another clog from popping up in the near future.
Having other problems with your kitchen plumbing? Not to worry. Our team can help with whatever you need.
Contact The Sunny Plumber Phoenix to get your plumbing services taken care of. Bright and Shiny and won’t show our Hiney.