A clogged kitchen sink is very frustrating. You will be unable to cook, clean, wash dishes, and do other necessary tasks. We want you to be informed of practical steps you can take to avoid a clogged kitchen sink. If your sink does become backed up, or you notice that there is a foul smell, we can provide a timely solution.
In order to avoid a clogged kitchen sink, you should:
- Be cautious of what you put down the drain. Vegetable and fruit peels, animal fat, grease, oil, coffee grinds, egg shells, and large chunks of food may cause a clog in your kitchen drain. It is best to throw these items into a trash can. Even if you think the garbage disposal will take care of the problem, these particles could still build up in your pipes, causing a clog and leading to expensive repairs.
- Avoid treating your kitchen sink like a trash can. It is best to keep a trash can or bag within easy reach while you are cooking in the kitchen. This way, you won’t be tempted to just throw anything into the drain, and you will help avoid clogs.
- Make sure your garbage disposal is working properly. Garbage disposals grind up large food chunks to allow them to flow down the drain. If your garbage disposal breaks down, becomes jammed, or does not work efficiently, it won’t be able to grind up the food particles. Stringy food, plastic bag ties, and other items may cause it to become broken or jammed. It is important to repair or replace your garbage disposal if necessary to ensure it is functioning properly.
- Use a gentle cleaning agent to keep your drain clear and odor-free. If there is an unpleasant smell coming from your kitchen sink, you should pour a little Dawn dish soap into the drain and wash it down with warm water. You can also use baking soda and white vinegar to reduce foul odors and to keep your drains clean. It is best to avoid harsh chemical drain cleaners, as these will corrode the pipes.
For Professional Drain Cleaning Services, Moe Plumbing Services Is Here to Help!
If your kitchen sink becomes clogged, or you notice that multiple drains in your home are backed up, it may be a sign of a serious issue. Moe Plumbing Services provides cost-effective solutions to fix a variety of plumbing and drain problems. We will work quickly to diagnose the issues so you can get your life back on track. From clogged drains to water heater malfunctions and everything in between, trust our Los Angeles plumbers to get the job done right the first time.
Call us today at (818) 396-8002 to request an appointment. We offer 24/7 emergency services for all your unexpected plumbing issues.