Kitchen drain problems can cause all sorts of problems, ranging from a flooded dishwasher to large-scale plumbing damage. Failure to properly clean your kitchen drains can lead to headaches and expensive repairs. There is some important kitchen drain health do’s and don’ts to prevent those problems before they happen.
Don’ts in the Kitchen:
Drain grease down your sink. The option of disposing of grease and cooking oil in your drain rather than separately after cooking a meal may seem easy and relatively harmless after a meal has been prepared. This is a serious problem, because grease drippings may seem to pour easily, but as they cool and solidify, they act as a trap for other debris and can eventually cause backups that involve expensive repairs.
Don’t overload your garbage disposal. Getting rid of food scraps is fine, but limit the amount you throw away, especially non-food items, fibrous or starchy waste, or too much food waste at once. The thing is, your garbage disposal is capable of breaking down anything that isn’t organic. This can cause harm to your disposal and clogs in your drain.
Put dirty plates in the dishwasher. When loaded with plates that contain food scraps and waste, a dishwasher can quickly clog, begin to drain slowly and become inefficient. Food debris clogs your dishwasher drain hose if it is too full. It can also cause water to back up in your garbage disposal if the dishwasher is overloaded.
Do’s for the Kitchen:
The garbage disposal should be run under cool water. While running water while using your disposal, food waste will be flushed down the drain. This will help reduce the chance of food sitting at the disposal or building up. Cold water is recommended so that fats and oils don’t break down.
Garbage disposals should be run regularly. Even if you do not throw food, regular garbage disposal running can help keep residual food waste from building up. While running your garbage disposal, it’s recommended that you use a couple of drops of dish soap to loosen fats and oils that may be stuck.
Dishwashers need regular maintenance. Maintaining your dishwasher on a regular basis will keep it running smoothly. The main purpose of that is to clean the filter basket, especially if you notice your dishwasher running less efficiently, draining slowly, or not washing the plates well. Your dishwasher will not have any more complicated problems or clogs after doing this simple task.
The following dos and don’ts can help you avoid plumbing problems that can cost you a lot of money and keep your kitchen drains running smoothly. No matter how you do it, plumbing issues may still occur. If your dishwasher is clogged, the cause may be sewage issues – not user error! Regardless of how large or small the problem is, Best Plumber In Allen is here to help. Give us a call anytime at (737) 206-5665.