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Tips to Avoid a Clogged Kitchen Sink

While garbage disposals are good at grinding up food chunks and keeping your kitchen drain clean and clear, they are not an alternative to using a trash can. In fact, they can get jammed or break because of stringy food, plastic twist ties, and other items. Many people treat their kitchen sinks like trash cans, throwing all sorts of things into it while cooking. However, this could lead to a clogged drain.

In order to keep your kitchen sink free of clogs, you should avoid putting the following items down the drain:

  1. Coffee grinds
  2. Animal fat, cooking oil, or grease
  3. Egg shells
  4. Fruit or vegetable peels
  5. Foods that enlarge with water, such as rice, beans, potatoes, and pasta

While coffee grinds and egg shells may go down the drain smoothly, they can mix with oil or grease and form clumps inside your pipes. Furthermore, grease, oil, and animal fat may clog your kitchen drain. Once the grease or oil cools, it will harden, sticking to the inside of your pipes and blocking the flow of water.

You should keep a trash can near the kitchen or under the sink so you have easy access while cooking. This way, you will be able to easily throw egg shells, fruit and vegetable peels, and grease into the trash can. By throwing these materials away, you can save wear and tear on your plumbing system and avoid expensive repairs from a clogged drain.

Call Our Boston Plumbing Professionals Today at (617) 977-3101

At Winters Home Services, we have years of experience repairing clogged pipes. Whatever your situation, our Boston drain cleaning technicians will work quickly to provide a cost-effective solution. A clogged kitchen sink is very inconvenient, and will hinder your ability to cook, wash dishes, and do other necessary tasks.

Contact us today to schedule a service with a member of our team.