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How to Avoid a Clogged Kitchen Sink

Kitchen sinks are extremely important. You wash your dishes in them, and you use them to dispose of food particles while cooking. However, there are several things that may cause your kitchen drain to become backed up.

These items include:

  • Fruit or vegetable peels
  • Egg shells
  • Coffee grinds
  • Animal grease or fat
  • Cooking oil

Treating your kitchen sink like a trash can may lead to a clogged drain and expensive repairs. In general, you should avoid putting any of these items down the drain, and instead, dump them into a trash can while you are cooking. This can help keep your drains clear and functional.

When you have parties or do a lot of cooking, you may want to have a trash can within easy reach. If necessary, hang a plastic bag from a drawer handle so you can easily throw peels and other food particles in the trash without having to use a garbage disposal. While garbage disposals are designed to break up food chunks to prevent them from clogging your drain, they may not be able to process larger items, and they may become worn over time. That is why you should never rely on them to keep your drains clog-free.

Tips for Cleaning Your Kitchen Sink

If your sink starts to smell, or you just want to provide regular maintenance to avoid a clogged drain, you can pour baking soda and hot water down the drain. White vinegar can also provide a natural and healthy solution to clean the pipes. Oils and grease can build up over time and clog your pipes. By running hot water down the drains with baking soda or white vinegar, you can help avoid clogged drains and keep your sinks functional.

Call Our Boston Plumbers Today at (617) 977-3101

At Winters Home Services, we provide quick and efficient services to homeowners in Boston. If your sink has become clogged, our Boston plumbers can inspect the system to determine the issue. We will provide a cost-effective solution to get your drains functioning properly.

Contact us today to request an appointment. We are available for all your plumbing problems.