The plumbing in your kitchen goes through about as much wear and tear as your bathroom plumbing, if not worse from all the dishwashing. Unfortunately, clogged drains and pipes are a lot more common than anyone would like to admit, but they don’t have to be. Here are some helpful tips for kitchen plumbing maintenance.
- Use a drain cover: One of the best things you can do for your kitchen plumbing is investing in a drain cover or strainer. This will effectively catch any food or other scraps while you’re washing dishes and prevent them from going down the drain. Your kitchen drain isn’t meant to be a trashcan, so it’s better to use the cover or strainer to catch these items to be thrown away later rather than taking your chances and hoping it doesn’t cause a clog.
- Stay grease-free: Grease and fat that are leftover from cooking can too easily solidify inside the pipes and cause clogs that not even a plunger can resolve. Rather than pouring the grease down the drain, you can pour the leftover grease into a jar or can where it can solidify before throwing it away. Having a proper way to dispose of grease and fats will better prevent any clogs in your kitchen plumbing.
- Avoid harsh chemicals: It’s easy to find cleaning chemicals at the store that claim to be safe on your kitchen plumbing and pipes, but even those can cause harm to your pipes. It’s better to use natural solutions or simply rely on a professional plumber instead.
- Watch out for leaks: It’s also very important to always keep an eye out for any leaks from your kitchen plumbing. They could be a sign or a precursor to a larger problem that should be repaired right away.
These are just a few tips for easy kitchen maintenance that will help prevent any clogs or other issues. Please give us a call if you would like to learn more.