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Professional Tips To Prevent a Clogged Kitchen Sink This Summer

Keep the Kitchen Drains Clear This Independence Day

The 4th of July is a day of fun patriotic celebration, but it would be nothing without a sturdy and efficient kitchen plumbing system. Homeowners should keep their kitchen plumbing system clear of clogs before the big day. Otherwise, they could face the horror of unexpectedly canceling their party at the last minute. Not only should homeowners have their systems professionally checked out before the event, but there are other things they can do to help preserve their plumbing system. 

Below is more information on ways to make Independence Day go as smoothly as possible. Not only that, but the tips below could help homeowners prevent future clogs as well. Continue reading to learn more!


Things To Keep Clear of the Kitchen Sink!

The pipes to every home’s plumbing system are essential to the overall functionality of the home. They are also extremely narrow. If anything foreign goes down the kitchen sink, there is a chance that it could cause a clog within the home’s system. That is why homeowners should keep as much away from the drain as possible, aside from water and soap, even with a garbage disposal.

To be clear, here is a list of some of the most important things to ensure never go down the kitchen sink drain: 

  • Food scraps, small and large
  • Eggshells 
  • Coffee grounds
  • Paper products
  • Produce stickers
  • Silverware
  • Kids’ toys

If homeowners accidentally see something from this list go down the drain, they should pour apple cider vinegar and baking soda down the drain. This combination will cause a reaction to occur that clears the system. However, if there is a big clog in the system already, the homeowner will have to call a professional for drain cleaning. 

Grease Is the Sink’s Arch Nemesis 

Grease is another foreign substance that should never make it down the kitchen sink drain. Grease is probably the single worst enemy to kitchen plumbing systems. If homeowners accidentally pour even a little bit of hot grease down their drain, they should call a professional right away, especially if it happens just before Independence Day parties. 

Not even the hottest water from kitchen sinks can effectively clear grease from the home’s plumbing system. If anything, the water isn’t as hot as the cooked grease, so it will only make the grease cool down faster. When the grease cools down, it forms a wall within the piping system that is nearly impossible to clear without professional cleaning. 

garbage disposal

It’s Time To Install a Garbage Disposal Once and for All!

One of the best ways to keep the system clean and free of clogs from the start is to have a garbage disposal installed. Not only do garbage disposals help to chop up foreign objects that make their way down the drain, but they help make the clean-up faster after parties. That is why the 4th of July is the perfect time to have a garbage disposal installed. 

It is time that homeowners call a professional to have this cheap, easy to install, and durable appliance installed into their homes. 

Pride Plumbing Takes Care of Its Customers

Pride Plumbing has served Mt. Gilead, NC since 1965, and they aren’t going anywhere any time soon. Their customers trust their expertise to get the job done right the first time, and they pay their customers back with discounted services and upfront pricing. It’s time to call today for kitchen plumbing service!