Clogging can happen in any household due to the absence of proper maintenance. Aging drain pipes is also another reason but this is rarely the cause. You don’t have to deal with a clogged kitchen drain frequently. There are many upkeep methods that you can apply in order to lessen the occurrences of obstructions as well as their severity. You can read more of these clog prevention tips below. Check our more about maid service.
Place a mesh screen or other types of a drain cover
Majority of the objects that cause clogs (and even drain smells) are foods and other meal leftovers that are forcibly drained. Placing a mesh cover is an easy but efficient way to separate the solid wastes from the liquids.
More importantly, the mesh will also act as a barrier to prevent the solid wastes from entering the drain pipes that can possibly cause blockages. To make it easier for you; get a mesh cover/screen that can be easily laid onto the drains.
This will allow for easier cleaning (yes, the mesh still needs to be cleaned frequently) and less hassle with its set-up.
Don’t ever drain cooking oils and grease
Don’t be fooled by the fact that oils and grease have a liquid form. These condiments or leftovers can solidify once they entered the drain. In order to avoid this problem; you should throw fats, grease, and oils in the trash can.
Install a garbage disposal
A garbage disposal can definitely make your kitchen drain-cleaning more bearable and fast. This device can grind certain food wastes so that there will be less garbage produced – and also to lower the instances of clogs lesser. However, you need to keep in mind that not all food leftovers can be processed by the garbage disposal.
Avoid putting seeds, fruit and vegetable peels, bones, big food portions, etc. Don’t forget to clean your garbage disposal since it can accumulate food particles – and become less operational or just smell bad from the decomposing food wastes.
Pour hot water if you have drains. Otherwise, apply cold water if you have a garbage disposal
Pouring hot water after each time you use the drains can ‘melt’ grease, oils, and scum that are sticking down the pipes. You need to do things differently if you have a garbage disposal. It’s highly recommended to run cold water for your disposal unit since this causes grease and oils to harden. Solidified oils are easier to process for garbage disposal.
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Apply baking soda
Baking soda is widely known for its variety of applications in home cleaning and even hygiene. You can actually use baking soda for drain maintenance. It’s effective on small clogs but applying baking soda is more appropriate as a form of drain upkeep. Baking soda can also help remove odors which is handy if you also have stench problems. Anyway, here’s how to use it on your drains.
- Pour hot water before applying baking soda.
- Place one cup of baking soda and then pour another set of boiling water.
Alternatively, you can mix baking soda and white vinegar in order to have a more potent drain-cleaning solution. This mixture works well regardless if you have a garbage disposal or not.