Do you have a nasty clog in your kitchen sink drain that is resisting all of your efforts to dislodge it? Does it take forever for the sink to drain? Does water spill over every time you run the dishwasher? If so, you need a plumber. Our friendly technicians at Roto-Rooter have all the skills and tools necessary to handle this or any other plumbing problem you may encounter. Give us a call and say goodbye to that clog. We have staff standing by ready to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Yes, that includes holidays.
If you are getting frequent clogs in your kitchen sink drain, the problem is most likely stemming from improper use of the food disposer. These are very handy appliances, but if you have people in your home using yours that haven’t been taught correctly, you may have issues. Disposers can be so problematic that some communities have considered banning them because of the problems they cause in municipal sewer systems. Do you know how to use the disposer correctly?
When you put food down the disposer, you have to run it with the water on until it is completely clear. It is even advisable to run it for a few seconds after it’s cleared. You should never pour grease down the drain or put citrus or potato peelings into the disposer. Grease will get hard when it cools and stick to the sides of the pipes. Peelings do not grind up properly and can clog the device. If this happens, you will have to put your hand down the disposer and remove everything and then push the reset button. Make sure to sit your family members down and give them a lesson on running this important appliance. Kids will need frequent reminders.
Food particles, combined with grease and hair, can cause some stubborn clogs. If you find that the drain won’t clear with the use of liquid drain cleaner, try using a pipe snake. If these measures fail, you are going to need to hire a plumber. Remember that overuse of drain cleaning products can weaken your pipes. Try regularly using an enzyme product in your drains to eat away debris and keep your pipes clean. Just follow the easy directions on the label.
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