What causes kitchen clogs and how do I unclog it?

April 14th, 2009 · No Comments · by

As plumbing and drain guys, we meet a lot of people and answer a lot of water and plumbing related questions. Here are some answers and tips you might find valuable

We just moved into a home with a very slow kitchen drain. What causes kitchen clogs and how do I unclog it?

Fats or greases repeatedly poured or washed down a drain are 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 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. When a drain is clogged 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 several times. If you succeed in freeing the drain, run some very hot water to refresh the pipes. If plunging does not work, give us a call and we can help you solve it. For more tips, join us on Facebook and submit your plumbing or drain question.
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