Preventing Sink Clogs
Got a Stubborn Sink Clog?
A clogged sink is one of the most annoying things you can deal with in your kitchen. While it may be an issue close to the surface, it’s possible that the issue could be further down beyond reach. If you are experiencing sink clogs in your home, give us a call! However, it’s important to know what causes them in the first place. Watch out for the following in your home!
Common Causes of Sink Clogs
- Grease: After you make bacon or other greasy foods, what do you do with the leftover liquid that’s in the pan? Probably pour it down the drain, right? Well, while the liquid form of grease won’t directly harm your drain, it will when it turns into a solid. As it solidifies, it sticks to the walls of the drain and catches other falling particles, eventually clogging it right up!
- Foreign objects: If you have kids in your home, finding things in places they aren’t supposed to be is a daily occurrence. Once a toy or anything else gets flushed down the kitchen sink, the clog will be evident.
- Food in the drain: This is probably, and unsurprisingly, the most common cause of clogged kitchen sinks. If there is any food that’s left on a plate prior to washing it, that food will stick to the drain. The biggest culprits of this are cereal flakes and soft bread particles.
An important thing to remember is that you shouldn’t try to clear a clogged sink by yourself. Garbage disposals are finicky, and you don’t want to hurt yourself or damage the unit. In addition, any harsh chemicals that you put down the drain could damage the pipes more and you don’t want to risk that, either.
At Cranney Home Services, we’re here to help. Call today to schedule your service!