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Safeguarding Your Sink: Common Culprits That Cause Clogs

Somone washing plate in kitchen sinkWe all know the frustration of a clogged kitchen sink. It’s a common household headache and it often stems from common household items we pour down the drain innocently that cause clogs. In this guide, we’ll delve into a few of the most surprising culprits of kitchen sink blockages. 

Unveiling the Top Offenders for Kitchen Sink Clog

Cooking Grease and Oil: 

Pouring grease and oil down the drain might be harmless in liquid form. However, once the grease and oil cool down, it solidifies and can coat the inside of the pipes. This can trap food and cause large blockages over time.

Your garbage can is the best place to properly dispose of cooking grease, oil, and fat. Contain the grease or oil to a sealed object, like a zipper-storage bag and simply place it into your trashcan to avoid causing clogs.

Coffee grounds:

Avoid the temptation of rinsing your coffee grounds in the sink after brewing a fresh pot. The tiny particles accumulate over time and form sludge in your pipes. This sludge is a common reason for clogged pipes and large blockages.

The best place to dispose of coffee grounds is the garbage can, however, they are also compostable. 

Eggshells: 

While eggshells might seem thin enough, that thin membrane can wrap around existing debris in the pipes and create sticky obstructions that can slow or stop the flow of water, which can cause clogs. 
 
Similar to coffee grounds, eggshells are compostable. Otherwise, don’t risk the health of your sink and just place them in the garbage. 
 

Fixing a Clogged Sink

If your sink does become clogged, you can purchase some drain-opener from the store. You can also create your own using basic household items. A mix of baking soda, vinegar, and some hot water is known to help unclog drains. 

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