We’ve all been there. You’ve got a pile of dishes, your sink is greasy, you’ve got a clogged drain and there’s a smell you just can’t quite get rid of. If you’re like us, you don’t want to make that mistake again. That’s why we’ve compiled this short list of things you can do to keep your kitchen sink and avoid hiring costly plumbing services for grease disposal or to clear your clogged drains.
1. Dispose of Used Grease Properly
One of the leading causes of sewer backup and clogged drains in the United States is improper grease disposal. Instead of pouring the grease down the drain, you can pour it in a jar or disposable container once it’s cooled a bit. From there, you can throw the container out, or let the grease solidify and scrape it into the trash. This will avoid your grease causing a plumber to be called.
2. Keep Up With Dirty Dishes
It’s all too easy to let dishes get piled up, especially if you aren’t fortunate enough to have a dishwasher. But keeping those dirty dishes in the sink for as little time as possible will have major benefits to your kitchen and sink cleanliness, as well as your mental health!
3. No Garbage Disposal? No Food Down the Drain
Similar to the situation with grease disposal, putting even small chunks of food down your drain can cause you a headache down the line. Avoid letting your leftovers reach the sink, and make sure you and your family empty your plates into the garbage before leaving your dishes.
4. Regular Cleaning
Using soap and/or other cleaning products to keep your sink and counters scrubbed and free of germs will do wonders to improve your kitchen space. By doing your best to keep the area around your sink clean, you’ll be helping your sink out by minimizing much of the wear and tear that comes with daily use.
Do you have any other tips for keeping your sink up and running in perfect shape? Share your ideas in the comments section down below!