You Put What Down Your Kitchen Plumbing Drain in Reno Nevada
With all the cooking that many families put on due to the holiday season, even with the greatest efforts something’s just still manage to get down the kitchen drain. Here are a few suggestions from Jet Plumbing in Reno Nevada of common foods that you should never let go down the drain.
According to an article at greenhippoplumbing.com, “Kitchen Plumbing Problems”
“Despite the great advancements in disposals, some foods should never go down the drain. Take, for instance, celery. These nice little strings resemble hair, and we all know what that does to a drain. Starchy foods are another one to avoid. Potatoes, rice, and even pasta tends to settle like sand in a drain, instead of flowing out with the water. Over time, this this will lead to a stoppage. Of course, the number-one, all-time drain stopper is, you guessed it, grease. Under no circumstances should grease ever be poured down the drain! That should cover it, but it seems that there needs to be some clarity as to what grease is (allow me to explain). Before grease is disposed of it usually resides in a pan, so keep in mind next time you’re cooking meat or using oil, whatever is left over in the pan should be poured into a can and placed into the trash. Little side note: the casserole that didn’t turn out should also be placed in the trash. Placing it in the disposal will result in an invitation to have your plumber over for dinner!
Even if you avoid all the bad things, your drain might need a little maintenance from time to time. Here are a few tips to keep things draining. For a quick freshen up, chop up a lemon or an orange and slowly feed it down your disposal. If you need something a little more aggressive, try this: Take 1 cup of baking soda and pour it down the drain (agitate with a wooden spoon handle to make sure it all goes down). Next, heat 1 cup of vinegar in the microwave and pour it in the drain. Wait 15 minutes and then dump a pot of boiling water down the drain. Following these tips will help keep your drains clean, fresh, and flowing.”