If you want to prevent a clog and a kitchen mess, you must keep your drains cleaned. There are many tricks and techniques that will work, but remember that the key is consistency. Clean your drains regularly and keep build-up along the pipe walls to a minimum.
Try these tips for cleaning your kitchen drains.
Use some yeast. A packet of dry yeast is particularly effective at reducing sludge along the walls of your pipes. Simply sprinkle the yeast in the drain, leave it for a few minutes, and run a bit of warm water down the drain to activate it. You can do this as often as you like, without worry of it harming your pipes or plumbing.
Boil some water. Heat up a tea kettle of water and pour the boiling water slowly down your kitchen drains. This helps to melt away any sludge and make your drains run faster and more effectively.
Bring on baking soda. Baking soda is good for so many things, including clearing slow pipes and removing sludge. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda down the drain and wait a bit before adding water.
Try versatile vinegar. White vinegar is versatile and very effective at removing clogs from kitchen drains. Got a really stubborn blockage? Use a combination of equal parts baking soda and vinegar to create a sludge-melting solution that will keep your drain clear.
Prepare to plunge. A plunger is not simply for the toilet of the home; a short, kitchen-style plunger is ideal for moving clogs and getting your drain working right again. Never plunge a sink after you have added chemical drain cleaners, though; the back-splash can burn your skin and eyes, causing serious injury.
Set up a snake. Head to a hardware store and invest in a plumbing snake. These are typically sold in kits designed for the specific sink or room that you are using it in. Keep it nearby, and use the snake to determine the location of clogs or to remove any blockages interfering with your drain.
Use caution with chemicals. When all else fails, you may choose to add a chemical drain cleaning solution to your drain. Don't do this too often, as it can compromise old or worn pipes. Be sure to only use these chemicals in a well-ventilated area, as the odor can be quite toxic.
Try these tips to keep the accumulated sludge down on your kitchen pipes, and to keep your drains fresh and effective. If you notice the drain is working a bit slower than the norm, use a snake or plunger to move or remove any blockage, and restore your drain. If you can't clear you drains on your own, contact a company, like Two Men And A Snake, to do the job for you.Share
26 January 2016
Hi everyone, my name is Bonita Ploursa. After living in my first home for several years, I decided the kitchen needed a drastic change. I spent the bulk of my time baking cakes, making candy and canning jam in my kitchen. However, cleanup was a nightmare due to the lack of a dishwasher. Furthermore, my sink area could only fit one small pot, which made it impossible to wash out my cookware. I hired a plumber to help route lines for a dishwasher and replace the sink. I also had my plumber install a nice garbage disposal in the sink. The process took very little time and no effort on my part. I would like to discuss this upgrade, and others like it, on my website. I will explore the various ways plumbers move pipes and install appliances throughout the kitchen.