Why Does My Kitchen Sink Drain So Slowly?

Why Does My Kitchen Sink Drain So Slowly?

A clear, free-flowing kitchen sink is a necessity in any home. When your sink is backed up, it can increase your stress level and can make it difficult to cook or clean in a timely, efficient manner.

Fortunately, with some simple maintenance, you should be able to avoid drain clogs. For instance, being aware of what you dump down the kitchen sink can help to prevent a future problem. Some of the most harmful items for your kitchen sink or garbage disposal include the following:

  • Cooking grease, oil or fat
  • Animal bones
  • Starchy or stringy vegetables, like celery and pumpkin pulp
  • Pasta or rice
  • Egg shells
  • Coffee grounds
  • Fruit pits or seeds

While it is important to be mindful about what you are dumping into the disposal, it is also important to perform regular maintenance to keep your drains flowing freely. For instance, simply pouring boiling water down the drain can help to clear away any problems and restore optimal sink flow with minimal effort. You may also consider using a safe enzyme-type drain maintenance product, like Roto-Rooter’s Pipe Shield®, once a month to ensure that your drain is clear and clog-free.

Don’t Wait to Call a Plumber

Don’t wait to call a plumber because the longer you wait, the worse the clog will become. Oftentimes, the problem lies deeper than you may think, such as deep in the sewer pipes. A licensed plumber can get to the source of the problem in no time, providing an effective solution that you can count on.

For more information on what you can do to prevent or treat a drain clog, call your local Roto-Rooter in Stoney Creek. They can provide you with a free estimate so that you know what needs to be done and what the associated costs of service will be upfront.

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