Plumber Lists the Things You Need to Stop Putting Down the Drain

After your expert plumber has come in and unclogged your drains and pipes, it is time to set some house rules to avoid repeating this same inconvenient scenario. By setting up systems, you can avoid clogging the pipes and drains. Here are five common things that you need to stop putting down the drain.

Coffee grounds

When rinsed down the drain or garbage disposal, coffee grounds can build up and quickly block your drain. Instead, toss those grounds into your compost, or into your garden. Use a paper towel to clean the inside of the coffee pot and throw that away instead of rinsing.

Fats, grease or any type of oil

Whether you fried up chicken in oil, or trimmed the fat off of your holiday ham, fats should not go down the drain or disposal. This also includes any dairy products including butter and milk. All fats should be carefully removed and placed into a milk carton or plastic container and thrown away. Don’t forget, if you should be making chicken broth or soup, use a spoon to remove any fat from the pan.

Hair

Whether pet hair or human hair, these strands can cause serious clogs in your drain. This also includes anyone trimming or shaving their beard. Your local plumbing professional can also install a professional trap, which is the tried and tested solution for hair salons.

Medications

Because these medications will be found in the waterways, it is ideal to throw them away in the trash and not flush them down the toilet.

Cat litter

Any kitty litter, even those labeled “flushable” should never go into your toilet. Instead, throw out the litter. This will prevent any clogs in your septic system.

To ensure that your drain is working properly, schedule routine maintenance from Rocklin, CA plumbing companies, like PRO Hot Water Service.

Sources
Here’s The Terrible Thing That Happens When You Pour Grease Down The Drain, Business Insider
Drain Maintenance, HGTV

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