Instead of the sink, put your cooking grease in a disposable container like a milk carton or coffee can then put it in the trash. Coffee grounds might do well in your garden or mulch pile if you have one. Otherwise, to the trash with those grounds. Not the sink – even if you have garbage disposal.
When it comes to the family toilet, keep in mind that feminine products and any paper that's thicker than toilet paper are likely to clog things up eventually. Don't be afraid to flush more than once during the process if necessary. It could save you some plunger time or a call to a professional sewer and drain cleaning service her in Mesa.
Here are a few tips to keep your drains clear and flowing freely:
- If your garbage disposal has something in it that's not escaping down the drain, add a few ice cubes while it's running. It will sound terrible for a moment, but may get things headed in the right direction.
- Let the hot water run for about 15-seconds after any particularly greasy clean up.
- Baking soda has both cleaning and odor control properties. Try adding a ¼ cup or so to your sink then flush with hot water for about 15-seconds.
The real key here is to think before it goes into the sink. We use our sink areas for cleaning meats, slicing and dicing vegetables, washing and cutting hair, and so on. Everything we send down the drain has to negotiate its way down a narrow pipe. Depending on the age of our homes and what we've put down there before, that passage way may be much more narrow now than when those pipes were installed.
For those times when hot water and baking soda aren't cutting through it, call King Plumbing, Heating and AC 480-456-5464. They know their way around sewer and drain cleaning here in the Mesa, AZ area and have the tools to get through the worst clog. They'll even come out free of charge to look over your sewer and drain clog and give you an estimate. Ask about the Sewer and Drain Cleaning Discount for up to $35.00 off!