Have you ever thought what can and cannot go down the sink drain? Well there are good things that are allowed and there are bad things. The pipes are all connected throughout the house. So, if things get trapped and go through the pipes, they get stuck and trapped. This, of course, makes a clogged drain line. Here is some advice on what you can and cannot do.
Good Sink Disposal Etiquette
Food and grease should never go down the drain of the kitchen sink. It is not a garbage disposal. So, use a strainer or trap to catch everything when washing the dishes. Occasionally use boiling hot water to flush the drains to help prevent clogs.
You can dump coffee without the grounds, milk, tea, anything you drink that is solid-liquid in a kitchen sink. In the bathroom use only toilet paper to flush down the toilet. Nothing else should ever go down the toilet. Some places you live, you will have to throw the toilet paper in the trash to help the sewer lines because it has to do with the way the land is.
In the shower, clean the hair out of the drain every time your hair is washed or shave. The same goes if you wash your hair in the sink or shave. Take out the drains and clean out the trapped hair to help prevent clogging. Shampoo and soaps are fine as they are liquid. Just use some boiling water to help melt a build up of soap. If bar soap is used, those little pieces need to be removed from the drain or will clog them up.
Just use common sense when deciding what can and cannot go down the sink drain. If you are not careful you can have a sewer problem or clogged drain line. That is a headache and a loss of money.
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