Kitchen plumbing is fundamentally different from bathroom plumbing. Not only do we use them for fundamentally different tasks, but the materials that go down the different drains are different as well. That’s why there’s a big difference regarding what you can do to help your plumbing in each of these locations.
Sometimes, calling a plumber in Champaign, IL is the best decision to make hands down. Regardless of what room your plumbing problem is in, a plumber can help you. They’ve got the tools and expertise necessary to fix any clog, leak, overflow, or issue.
However, when it’s just you and your family at home, there are a few things can remember to avoid plumbing problems in your kitchen and your bathroom. Keep reading as we specify the major differences between bathroom and kitchen drains, and how you can help your plumbing system.
Keep Kitchen Plumbing Clear
Let’s first talk about your kitchen plumbing. We don’t bathe in the kitchen, and we definitely don’t shave in there, (unless you’d like to prove us wrong!) so we need to prepare your drains for other materials aside from hair and shaving cream. The kitchen is where we cook and do a lot of cleaning, which means we’re going to be dealing with a lot of food waste and FOG.
- Food waste is an easy drain clogging material to avoid. By utilizing a mesh screen and perhaps some paper towels, you can easily scrape whatever food waste exists on your pans and dishes into the trash. This will help your drain immensely in the long run.
- You can also invest in a garbage disposal system to grind up the food waste into a paste so that it can easily be flushed down the drain. And yes—we can happily install that for you!
- FOG stands for fats, oils, and grease, which is a bit more of a complicated subject. These might seem like liquids but when they cool down they solidify and cause nasty clogs in your drains. By sweeping them up with a paper towel and throwing them in the trash, you could be avoiding a drain cleaning appointment down the line and saving money!
Don’t Forget the Bathroom
Bathrooms are much different than kitchens for some obvious reasons. For starters, while fats, oils, and grease might be the enemy in the kitchen, hair is going to be the main problem in your bathroom. Dirt, dust, and soap can easily be dissolved in water to be flushed down the drain, but hair gets caught on everything. So, what can you do to help?
- Consider throwing hair out. It might seem like a chore when you’re shaving, but if you can send most of the shaved hair into the trash instead of the sink, you could make things a lot easier for your sink’s drain.
- Why not use a mesh screen in your bathtub? Every time we shower or bathe, a certain amount of hair will be removed from our bodies, and that hair is much better off getting caught and thrown in the garbage instead of being flushed down your drain.
It’s important to take good care of your kitchen and bathroom, otherwise, you’ll be paying a lot of money in drain cleaning services that everyone would rather avoid.
Call the experts on bathroom and kitchen plumbing systems. Pipeworks Inc. has your back!