One of the most common service calls that professional plumbers receive is in regards to drain clogs. Having a clogged kitchen sink is inconvenient and can also be time-consuming to take care of. There are ways we can help you maintain your kitchen plumbing in order to keep drain lines clear and free of clogs, but as you know, not all issues are 100% unavoidable. Keep reading to discover some of the most common reasons for kitchen drain clogs.
Food in the Drain
There are a few things that should never be put down the garbage disposal. You may be thinking, “but that’s what the garbage disposal is for” right? While your garbage disposal does help you with food disposal, there are some items that just aren’t good for the blades. This includes potato skins and eggshells. Your garbage disposal cannot adequately breakdown these items, and thus they end up creating clogs. Other types of foodstuff that can collect and eventually create clogs are coffee grounds and grease.
Most people don’t consider how damaging grease can be. It may seem like it runs down your drain just fine, when it’s hot. However the problem occurs when the grease begins to cool as it makes its way through your pipes. Eventually it solidifies and sticks to the walls of the drain, building up until it negatively affects the flow of water.
We’ve found some pretty interesting objects in drains. For example, kids tend to throw objects such as jewelry they’ve found, or small toys, in the sink for fun. Naturally, these items fall down the drain and can cause clogs. Even if you don’t have kids in your home, it’s easy to accidentally drop small items down the drain, such as eating utensils.
For kitchen plumbing services in Winter Springs, FL, call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. today.