Kitchen Drain Tips

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We here at The Gentlemen Plumbers enjoy repairing everything from plumbing to heating in Medicine Hat. One plumbing problem that we see daily is the infamous clogged kitchen drain. With a little maintenance, you can often avoid this disaster, so we'll show you how:

White Vinegar is your best friend when it comes to the kitchen drain. If there are odors coming from your drain, pour one cup down the drain and wait for half an hour. When you rinse it off with hot water, you should find that the odor has disappeared.

Don't pour grease down the kitchen drain. Grease easily builds up in your pipes, creating clogs. Instead, pour grease into a container and keep it in the freezer.

Once the grease has frozen solid, toss it into the trash can. This will help you dispose of grease without making your kitchen drain suffer. Make a routine of pouring boiling hot water down your kitchen drain once a week. This will help break down blockages and clean out your pipes.

Don't pour chemicals down the kitchen drain. These can wear on the pipes, shortening their lifespan. Often people who regularly complete do-it-yourself projects like painting might be tempted to wash off the paint or paint thinners in the sink, but this is generally bad for your pipes. Instead, try to use paper towels to remove as much as possible before pouring materials down the sink.

Remember—even when you maintain your kitchen drain, clogs are likely to occur eventually. We here at The Gentlemen Plumbers are happy to help with all your problems with plumbing or heating in Medicine Hat. Give us a call for state-of-the-art equipment and plumbing expertise. We hope you don't need us, but we're ready to help if you do!