What to Keep Out of Your Kitchen Drain

A kitchen drain has only one purpose in life: moving water and food scraps from point A to point B.

But a dedicated purpose doesn’t always equate to a satisfactory result. Take, for example, when water returns to point A, or bursts through an underground pipe to points C, D, E and beyond.  The results can be downright catastrophic, not to mention expensive.

So, how can you prevent clogs in the first place? Start by learning what NOT to pour down your drain:

  • No FOG (fat, oil, or grease)
  • No stringy or fibrous foods, including celery, onion skins and most other vegies
  • Don’t use hot water while running your garbage disposal; cold water is better suited to the task
  • Don’t place put large amounts of food in your garbage disposal at the same

And now for a few important dos of proper drain care:

  • Routinely clean your garbage disposal clean by first pouring one cup of baking soda down the disposal followed by a cup of distilled white vinegar; let that sit for at least ten minutes before flushing it down with piping hot water.  
  • Run your garbage disposal on a regular basis to prevent rust and corrosion and to help ensure food particles don’t get stuck inside
  • Grind up hard materials such as small chicken and fish bones, egg shells, small fruit pits, etc. to help to help scour the disposal’s chamber
  • Periodically use an organic drain cleaning solution to help keep your drains running smoothly without damaging the inside of your drain or disposal

Of course, even if you’re the best in Southern California at drain care and maintenance, sooner or later you’re bound to run into a clogged drain or sewer problem.  Because sometimes things just happen.

If that time is now, contact Plumbtastic for any type of sewer or drain problem. We’re your local, fully-equipped plumbing and drain cleaning service that guarantees your 100% satisfaction. 

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