If you spend more time in your kitchen, a blocked drain can be an irritant and an inconvenience. You begin to feel the impact of the problem when the signs become visible. A blocked drain is a common occurrence, and you can sort out the problem if you are watchful. However, our experience at Everlast Plumbing suggests that you can avoid this inconvenience in the kitchen if you do some forward-thinking to prevent the problem from occurring.
Signs of a Blocked Kitchen Drain
Kitchen work and kitchen sinks are so closely linked. A lot of unwanted items pass from the sink into drains and pipes and keep accumulating inside. The accumulated stuff, which includes even hair and soap-build-up, block the drains. If you feel concerned about the drain blockage, look out for signs such as:
- Water draining out slowly.
- Foul and unbearable odour
- Gurgling noises
Preventing Blocked Kitchen Drains
According to experts, prevention is far better than cure when it comes to sinks and other plumbing fixtures. Here are some useful steps that can make expensive plumbing repair and upkeep unnecessary.
- Stop the habit of pouring fat and grease down the drain, as these trigger sink blockages. Let everyone using the kitchen know about this and ask them to deposit these substances in the container kept near the sink.
- When you want to dispose of accumulated kitchen waste, make sure to run water before, during, and after you run the garbage disposal. Cover the drain with its lid when you turn on the grinder and do not stick your finger in it by mistake.
- Whenever you find that the drain stops flowing, stop the use of the sink by turning off the water. Clean the sink completely. This will help ensure that the water doesn’t overflow and flood your kitchen area.
- Experienced plumbers often say that the drainage clogs contain a lot of hair. This is due to the habit of washing hair in the sink. Instruct all family members to desist from using the sink for washing their hair and use the shower area instead.
- If you work in the garden, you are likely to get your hands soiled with dirt and leaves. It is better that you wash your hands in the garden rather than in your kitchen sink. All the soil on your hands from the garden flows into the kitchen drains when you use the kitchen sink to wash your hands and adds to blockages.
Never worsen your problems by trying DIY solutions. Call a professional plumber immediately to work on the issue if you notice a drain blockage. You will find that they will handle your plumbing system efficiently and ensures its smooth working.
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