If there is one part of your home that you probably don’t want to deal with a clog in, it is probably your kitchen. However, grease, food debris and other things can cause clogs if you aren’t careful. Luckily, following these three simple tips can help you prevent a clog in your kitchen sink drain.
1. Be Careful About What You Put in the Sink
First and foremost, it is essential to be careful about what you put in the sink. You should never, ever pour grease in the sink, and you should always make sure that your plates are scraped thoroughly in the garbage can before rinsing or washing them. Even if you have a garbage disposal, you should avoid putting starchy items like potatoes, rice or potato peelings in the disposal, since the starch can act as “glue” and since things like rice and pasta can “swell up” when exposed to water and cause a clog.
2. Rinse Out the Drain Regularly
After washing dishes or using your garbage disposal, allow the hot water to run through the drain for a few seconds to rinse it out. After washing a particularly heavy, dirty load of dishes, consider squirting a small amount of dish soap to help everything move through the drain properly.
3. Use a Professional Drain Cleaning Service
If you have never used a professional drain cleaning service, you should know that it’s a good idea to use one of these services anytime that your drain begins to drain slowly. Then, you can take care of the problem before it becomes more serious.
As you can see, there are steps that you can take to help prevent drain clogs in your home. If you are looking for professional drain cleaning that you can count on, contact us at SOS Drain & Sewer today to schedule an appointment.