Kitchen clogs: how to avoid them and how to unclog them

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments · by

Here’s another tip from your plumbers in Toronto  for keeping your drains flowing smoothly.

Fats or greases poured or washed down a drain often cause kitchen clogs. Fatty deposits cool and solidify along the walls of your pipes. Over time, these deposits trap other debris and before long, your pipe is clogged shut. The best tip of all is to not let grease go down the drain! Scrape fats away and deposit oils into a tin can or container and dispose of it.

The less foreign matter you put down your drains, the less likely you’ll ever have problems. When a drain is clogged, the first thing to try is a plunger. If you are working in a kitchen with a double sink, seal the drain in the other side with a cloth.

Place the mouth of the plunger over the clogged drain, and pump firmly, repeatedly. If you succeed in freeing the drain, run some very hot water to refresh the pipes. If on the other hand,repeated plunging does not work, you may have a bigger issue than clogged pipe walls and may need to call for some professional help. Be sure to reach out to your trusted plumber, Toronto – we’re here to help!

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