Running water is one of the most basic comforts that we have in our homes. We use our sinks throughout the day for cooking, cleaning and dishwashing. A slow drain can be a major inconvenience in your day-to-day life, so it is important to keep your sinks draining in an efficient manner. Here are some helpful tips to keep your Cleveland home’s sinks draining properly from the plumbing experts at Pompeii’s Plumbing & Heating.
First of all, put a drain cover in your kitchen sink. Washing dishes and soaking pans puts a lot of food and debris into your sink. Drain covers do a great job of trapping that food and debris before it can make its way into your pipes. This is one of the simplest ways to keep your sinks draining quickly and efficiently. Food scraps are a major cause of kitchen sink backups, so trap them before they get down the drain.
Another great way to keep your kitchen sink draining well is to use your garbage disposal properly. It’s tempting to just dump whatever is left on you plates down the garbage disposal, but they are not designed to handle every type of debris. Make sure that the items you are putting down your garbage disposal are appropriate. Rice and pasta may not seem tough to break down, but they never get ground up small enough to be put down your garbage disposal safely, and they also absorb water and grow in size, making it very likely that they’ll get trapped in your drain. Egg shells, grease and stringy vegetable should also be disposed of in the garbage, not the disposal.
What about your bathroom sinks? You may not be putting food or grease down those drains, but they still get clogged up sometimes. When you’re brushing your hair in front of the mirror make sure that none is being pulled out and winding up in the sink. If you shave at the bathroom sink be sure to wipe out all of your whiskers before putting the tap on. When trimming a beard or your hair line the sink with paper towels. This makes it easy to get the trimmings out without having to worry about them winding up in the drain.
If your sinks do experience trouble draining the best thing that you can do for them is to call a professional Cleveland plumber. The plumbers at Pompeii’s Plumbing & Heating can make sure that your drains are operating properly and that any clogs are removed completely. Call us today to schedule service.