Your kitchen is one of the rooms with the heaviest traffic in your home. People are in and out all day, preparing food, eating food, and cleaning up after eating. This means that your kitchen sink is getting a lot of use, too, including everyone washing hands, cleaning food, cleaning the kitchen itself, cleaning dishes, etc. Considering how much it is used, it’s not hard to imagine how frustrating a clogged kitchen sink would be to deal with.
Here are our recommendations for the top 3 ways to avoid a clogged kitchen sink.
- Have your kitchen sink, the garbage disposal, and the pipes carefully examined by a plumber on a regular basis. This is one of the best ways to avoid a clogged kitchen sink because we can identify any clogs or draining issues before you would be able to on your own. It’s a great way to prevent clogs before they start.
- Be careful about what you put down your kitchen sink. Although, some food waste is okay, there are several items that should not be put down the garbage disposal. These items include, but are not limited to anything that is non-food, oil, grease, fibrous parts of plants, egg shells, bones from meat, rice, pasta, etc.
- Make a concerted effort to put more food waste in the garbage can, rather than overworking your garbage disposal. It certainly will not hurt anything to put less down your sink. You’ll find that you experience much fewer problems when you’re selective about how much you put in your sink.
Use these guidelines to keep everything in your kitchen running smoothly. You’ll significantly reduce the chances of a clogged kitchen sink just by sticking to these few rules.