Sometimes clogs just happen and it seems like they were inevitable. However, the truth is that most sink clogs are preventable. You want to make sure that you do the best you can to prevent them from happening to your sinks. The tips provided to you here will give you the information you need to significantly decrease your chances of finding yourself dealing with a sink clog.
Make sure you know what can and can't go down the garbage disposal
The first thing you want to do is to make sure you understand what your garbage disposal is supposed to be used for. Some people are under the assumption that it is intended to allow them to scrape all of the leftovers off plates and out of bowls. However, this is not correct. You should still throw all those scraps into the trash or in the compost. The disposal is there so the little pieces that don't make their way into the trash get ground up and don't end up clogging the pipes.
There are a lot of things that you want to make sure never go down the garbage disposal. A few examples of things to keep out of the disposal include egg shells, spaghetti noodles, rice, potato skins, any bones, larger pieces of meat, fibrous veggies and anything that's hard in nature.
Never allow oil or grease to make its way down the drain
Oil and grease is dangerous to your plumbing system. When either of these products is allowed to go down the sink drain they will cool and harden as they make their way down the pipes. When they harden they will stick to the sides of the pipes. This will cause the pipes to get thinner and thinner, allowing less and less water to go freely down them. Also, you have to keep in mind that any food particles that go down the drain will stick in the hardened substance on the sides of the pipes. You should instead dump all oil and grease into a metal container before hardened then you can put the pan in the sink and wash it.
Run hot water down the sink daily
It's good to run hot water down the sink daily. If you haven't run hot water down it for any other reason during the day, then take a few moments to do it on your own. This will help to melt anything stuck in the pipes and flush it down through the system so you can avoid clogs in the near future.
For more insight or assistance, contact local drain cleaning services.