07 Oct Maintain Your Drain
A common drain to become a real issue in your home or business is the Kitchen sink drain/Garbage Disposal. This drain is most used though out the day, and most people without even thinking about it will use it to dispose of items such as grease, fruits, vegetable, pastas, rice, egg shells, and more. This drain line pipe size is commonly (for residential) only a two-inch diameter pipe. If the drain becomes clogged you should call a plumber, avoid using the over the counter “drain opening” products as these are mostly acid based and may cause you or you plumbing system harm.
The best way to self-maintain your kitchen drain would be by using regular household products such as vinegar and baking soda. Make a 2/3 mixture and pour down the kitchen sink drain allow it to sit in the drain for an hour then use hot water to flush everything out of the drain line. The other common issue with the kitchen sink is the garbage disposal. The blades become jammed and will make a “humming’ Nosie, this is a signal to turn it off and call a plumber. Sometime if left running jammed, for an extended period the disposal will shut down and need to be re-set. If there is ever water leaking from the disposal stop using it, pull the plug from the outlet and call a pro right away more than likely at that point you will need a new garbage disposal.