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Avoid kitchen sink clogs by not putting these things down the drain

“Whether you’re cooking in a hurry or simply trying to get rid of items you no longer have a use for, it can be tempting to treat your sink’s drain like a garbage hole.

But some things you put down your drain can potentially negatively impact yourself, the environment, and your home.

Coffee grounds can damage your pipes and septic system

Although some garbage disposals can handle used coffee grounds, putting them down the drain can clog your pipes and may eventually cause issues for your septic system, if you’re on one.

Cooking oil should not go down the drain

Even oils like olive oil that don’t typically solidify at room temperature should be kept out of the sink. Oils can cling to your drain pipes and cause blockages over time.”

Read more things that should never go down your drain.

Most of the items on the list from the source article would seem to be common sense. However, you’d be surprised at how many service calls we do for kitchen sinks that have in fact been caused by one of these things. As we always like to say, “When in doubt, throw it out”.

If there is a clog that is giving you a particularly hard time, contact D.C. Annis at 612-861-6425. We offer both commercial and residential services to unblock even the toughest of clogs. We’re available 24/7 for emergencies too!