How to Prevent Clogs

How to Prevent Clogs

Is Your Kitchen Sink Clogged?

One of the most dreaded things for any homeowner to encounter is a clogged sink drain — especially when it comes out of nowhere. However, it is possible to prevent this from occurring altogether — but how so? Simple; here’s what you need to know:

How to Keep a Drain Clog-Free

Dispose of Grease in a Garbage Can

A colossal cooking mistake that many homeowners make but don’t consider a problem is that they’ll pour cooking grease, or a liquid cooking by-product, into the drain once they’re done whipping up a culinary masterpiece. While this may seem harmless, it’s one of the leading causes of creating a massive clog — but how so?

Simple: when the hot grease comes in contact with a cold plumbing pipe, it will begin to solidify and harden. Over time, if this action is continued, the grease will create a very narrow opening for water to travel down and will create the inevitable: a clog. However, to prevent this, pour cooking grease into an old cup, let it harden, and toss it into a nearby garbage can.

Again, Use a Nearby Trash Can

We cannot stress this enough: your sink drain is not a trash receptacle — even if you have a garbage disposal. To avoid a clog, make sure that you dispose of all produce stickers, small pieces of paper, and other miscellaneous items into a nearby garbage can. Additionally, if you are preparing dinner, make sure to toss any animal bones, stringy foods, and solid foods into the trash to help prevent a clog.

If You Have a Clogged Drain, Contact Tri-City Today!

If you live in Bridgeport, Fairfield, or the surrounding areas, finding a plumber you can trust can be tough. Give the Tri City Heating and Cooling team a call at (203) 303-5700, and we’ll lend a helping hand!
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