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Tips for Preventing Kitchen Drain Clogs

Kitchen drain clogs are a very common plumbing problem in homes. But that doesn’t mean you have to deal with them. There are preventative steps that you can take to keep drain clogs from ever developing in your kitchen to begin with.

One of those steps is scheduling plumbing services in Appleton. When you prioritize preventative maintenance – both homeowner and professional – you can protect your drains from tough clogs that leave lasting damage and cause major headaches. You can keep reading to learn more about the steps that we recommend you take to prevent kitchen drain clogs.

Invest in Mesh Drain Covers

The best thing you can do to protect your kitchen drains is to install mesh drain covers. In fact, you should have these on every drain around your home. The existing drains in your kitchen have rather large holes that can allow a variety of food particles to escape down your drain. A mesh drain cover has a finer design that captures nearly all of the particles from going down the drain in your sink.

Maintaining this mesh drain cover is as easy as removing it and wiping off whatever it captured and then putting the drain cover in place again. Once you invest in these mesh drain covers, it’s very easy to see how many things were going down your drains before. 

Avoid Drain Cleaning Chemicals

You can also care for your kitchen drains by not using drain cleaning chemicals when you think you have a clog. These chemicals can do more harm than good to your drains. Drain cleaning chemicals may provide a temporary fix to a clogged drain, but they are damaging your plumbing system in the process.

Plus, they can actually leave behind a residue inside of your pipes that makes clogs more likely to happen again in the future. Instead of using drain cleaning chemicals, try purchasing a snake tool at your local hardware store. 

You could also try sprinkling some baking soda into your drain and following it with vinegar. Allow that bubbling mixture to sit for about 10 minutes and then rinse it away. If that doesn’t work, you can always give our team a call for drain cleaning services.

Schedule Regular Plumbing Maintenance

It’s also a great idea to go ahead and schedule the annual plumbing maintenance. This appointment is not just for your kitchen plumbing. It’s for all of the plumbing across the entire home. Maintenance is an opportunity for our team to address any clogs that are beginning to develop, as well as checking all of your plumbing fixtures to make sure they are secure. If we notice any problems during this maintenance appointment, we can bring them to your attention and talk to you about solutions.

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