Keeping Sinks Clog-Free
Sinks are some of the most important home fixtures. Sometimes, you don’t realize the value of a sink until you have a drainage problem. Especially if you have a busy kitchen, clogged sink drainage can disrupt your normal household chores and affect your lifestyle in the process. You can’t afford to leave the drains clogged for too long, either. Even the most efficient cleaner is useless for fixing a sink that’s been clogged too long.
You can always call us for help, but it’s necessary that you know the basic ways to keep your sink working properly. Though pipes corrode over time, your everyday activities have more impact on the condition of your sink. We’ve shortlisted the top causes of sink drainage problems so you know what to avoid.
Keep it Free from Solids
Don’t allow solid particles to fall into the drain. They can build up in your pipes and clog the drainage system. Put all of your food scrap in a trash bag before cleaning the dishes. Make sure to keep your drain strainer in your sink to collect food debris. Get rid of the accumulated debris the moment you notice a buildup. Remove the strainer and dump the collected debris into the trash. Do this periodically to ensure the buildup won’t block the strainer.
Do Not Pour Inappropriate Substances
Pouring down unsuitable liquids in your sink can clog your drainage system over time. Used cooking grease and oil, as well as fatty acids and washed-out butter, can congest your pipes. Instead, pour such liquids into a sealable container and dispose it properly when it’s full.
Flush the Clogs
It pays to clean your drainage once a week and prevent accumulating large buildups down the pipes. To do this, put a stopper into the drain hole. Fill the sink with water until the level of the emergency drain or the holes at the sides of your sink. Remove the stopper and let the inrush of water clear partial clogs.
Keeping your sink clog-free is easy if you’re vigilant. It takes a lot of effort to maintain a functional sink and drainage system for a long time. If you encounter any plumbing problems with your sink or other parts of the house, let us know immediately by clicking this to schedule a visit and we’ll send a highly skilled plumber to fix your problems in no time.