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Protect Your Kitchen Sink From a Drain Clog

You might get a headache just from trying to picture how much you really use your kitchen sink. The kitchen is referred to as the “hearth” of a home, so the kitchen sink is probably at the center of where you spend most of your time. The more this part of your kitchen clogs, the more complicated and uncomfortable your life might be. That’s why we recommend taking steps to protect your kitchen drain from clogging up.

Do you need to go out of your way to spend thousands of dollars on high-tech solutions for your drain in order to achieve this goal? Of course not! Follow along our blog to learn a few nifty ways to improve the flow and functionality of your kitchen sink, without having to spend much money (or any at all!)

Let’s work together to protect your plumbing in Bloomington, IL.

3 Methods to Protect Your Kitchen Sink

If you’re anticipating a Fourth of July party this year, or perhaps your birthday party falls in the next few weeks, then you might be looking for some extra help to keep your kitchen sink in good shape. Well, we’ll start by telling you that calling for a professional to clean your drains is always a good idea. Especially if you’re unsure as to the condition your kitchen sink might be in, our team has a wide variety of tools and services that can help mitigate any problems for the foreseeable future.

If you’re looking for some additional DIY tools to help keep your drain clear, then here are some other ways you can improve your home plumbing. Although, professional drain cleaning is the best thing you can do for your drains out of all these tips!

1. Invest in a Drain Screen

Drain screens, or mesh screens, are some of the most helpful things you can have in your kitchen sink. Sure, they might not look that appealing, but they do an incredible job of keeping things that shouldn’t be in your drain from falling into it. Food waste, wrappers, and even meat bones can get caught in the drain mesh so you can clear them out in the trash after washing your dishes. Try looking online or asking our team if you’re in need of a specific size of mesh drain.

2. Best Practices Always Help

Fat, oil, and grease are never to be flushed down the drain. You’re going to want to catch them in a special holder to dump them in the trash later. The same goes for any bones, coffee grounds, and other materials that would otherwise clog up your kitchen sink’s drain. These best practices will go a long way!

Make sure that any party-goers treat your sink with the same respect that you do, so you can all work together to avoid a clog!

3. Use a Drain Snake or a Sink Plunger

Did you know that there are plungers specifically designed to plunge sinks? They’re really great tools to have, and this type of tool combined with a drain snake that can break through drain clogging materials will keep your drain safe and clear for at least a little while.

For more secure help with your kitchen sink, call Pipeworks Inc.

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