Your kitchen is a central hub of plumbing in your home. It is also a frequent hub of plumbing problems. That shouldn’t come as a surprise. Why? Because most plumbing problems are caused by human error. And they don’t necessarily happen all at once. It’s not usually a big catastrophe. It’s something that happens over time. That’s actually good news, though. Because it means that adjusting some of your behaviors and habits can help to minimize plumbing problems.
That’s why we’ve set out to give you some simple kitchen plumbing tips in today’s post. Don’t let your kitchen plumbing in Las Vegas cause you headaches. Between the cooking and cleaning that goes on in there, you’ve got enough of those! Just remember that there is no way to completely eliminate the risk of plumbing problems in your kitchen. When you do need kitchen plumbing services, our Sunny Plumbers are here to do the job right.
1. Put Drain Traps in Your Sink
We cannot stress this one enough. The simplest way of protecting your kitchen drain is also the most effective. It’s also one of the most affordable. But a good drain trap! A fine filtering mesh will keep a lot of waste out of the drain. And keeping even small bits of food scraps, coffee grounds, etc. will make a major difference in preventing drain clogs.
2. Use Your Garbage Disposal Properly
We know that a garbage disposal is not exactly a complicated system. It is still an appliance that a lot of homeowners don’t exactly use correctly, though. If you have a garbage disposal, make sure that you are running water the whole time you use it, as well as for a minute after. Make sure you’re keeping very hard, very starchy, and very fibrous foods out of it, too.
3. Freeze Your FOG!
What the heck does that mean? Let’s break it down.
FOG materials are liquids when hot. However, they can definitely congeal as they cool down. And you know what the temperature in your kitchen drain is like? Cool as a cucumber! Don’t let FOG cause clogs.
4. Invest in Your Faucet
If you have a faucet that is always on full-blast, you’re wasting water. Get an aerating faucet to save water. Saving water means saving money. They work great, mixing air into the water so that you’re using less of it without losing any power.
5. Consider a Water Treatment System
This one isn’t kitchen-specific, but its benefits definitely extend into the kitchen. A whole-house water treatment system will result in tastier, cleaner, healthier water. There are a lot of problems that may affect your overall water quality. Sediment, high mineral levels, or even bacteria! Don’t let your water make you sick. Don’t waste money on bottled water when you have a better alternative. We’ll figure out which water treatment system(s) will best serve you!