How many times you have thrown away something down the drain and you have caused a drain choke? Most of you have caused this once, and you had trouble finding plumber who will solve the issue immediately.
Well, you should new better, because there are items and liquids that are not fit for your drainage system.
If you wonder which are they, here you can read all about it.
Don’t get rid of grease by pouring it into the kitchen sink. It is one of the most common ways to clog the drain. When you do that, it sticks to the inside of pipes and causes trouble.
At first it is in its liquid form, but as soon as it cools off, it becomes harden, causing the damage.
Therefore, avoid pouring oil-based products such as salad dressings, cooking oil, butter, mayonnaise and any other kind of fat, if you want to save yourself and your sink from trouble.
Don’t Throw There Egg Shells
If you think that when you crush an egg shell and let water run over it, it will smoothly flow down the drain – you are fooling yourself. It will cause blockage.
The sharp edges of egg shells might collect other things coming down the drain and eventually cause a drain choke.
Stickers From Produce
For sure you have noticed that produces have stickers on them showing the manufacturer. Certainly, you move them away before washing the fruits and veggies, but don’t throw them in the sink.
They don’t dissolve in water and can clog your pipes.They will mix up with everything else being present in the drainage system, and it will cause you a headache – trying to find ways how to solve it.
After you have used certain amount of flour for baking purposes, or preparing some “Vienner Snitzel”, don’t throw the excess flour in the sink.
Flour coagulates with water causing a drain choke. Be careful with this and always throw it in garbage.
You don’t want your drain to produce some spaghetti on its own
ALWAYS throw them in garbage. This is the most common pipe clogging reason. Instead, you can use them as compost for your plants as a base.
The only paper you should throw into the drain can be toilet paper. It is designed to dissolve easily in water causing no problem at all.
Still, don’t overdo with it, because too much of it can cause temporarily drain choke. You will have trouble flushing.
Foods That Can Expand
If you throw there a lot of expandable food, you put at risk your drainage system. Why? Because it expands when mixed with water, and can lead to a block. And not to mention other stuff already being there.
Don’t throw there pasta or rice as they are the highest risk for this matter. They will expand and stick to the insides. Mix it with grease, which eventually will cool off – and there you go, you’ve created yourself a clog problem.
Don’t Trust The Term “Flush-able” Wipes
Even if you see the word “flush-able”, don’t throw baby wipes there. In some cases, they are one of the clogging reasons.
They don’t disintegrate in water as quickly as toilet paper does, so don’t let yourself be fooled by this. You might choke your toilet and cause trouble-AGAIN!
Hair is something that never dissolves in water. If you throw it there, you will see that it floats and easily gets caught on its way out the toilet. It will snag to whatever comes its way.
If you don’t want to face a big repair bill, don’t throw hair in the toilet.
Cigarette Buds In Toilet? Don’t Even Think About It!
Its place is trash-not your toilet. The recommendation stands as for paper. Don’t clog it un-intentionally, because if you still have this ugly habit, it can wreak havoc with a septic tank you have.
And they float!
Are you serous? You throw them there?? Do you know that chewing gum never dissolves in water and it can adhere to other stuff to form a clog?
If you want to throw them away, use your trash can and if you want to flush it, at least wrap it in paper and toss it. But I wouldn’t advise that.
Use the trash can instead.
Cotton Balls And Swabs
These items also do not dissolve in water. Throwing away swabs, can easily lodge in pipes and create such a logjam, that it will make you cry when you see your un-clogging bill.
Be smarter than that.
As much as food is biodegradable, it can still clog your plumbing system while it’s decomposing. Never flush it down the toilet.
I know people that do this, and I have seen them “suffer” because of this.
Advise : Lose the habit!
Kitchen sink is aimed only for water running, and the toilet is meant only for human waste. If you use it for any other purpose, you can only create yourself a plumbing problem and an extraordinary – not planned expense.
Therefore, act smart and don’t be lazy to throw away stuff in your trash can instead.
It is much cheaper and nerve saving after all.
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