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How to Treat Your Sink

sink-drainDo you ever take a moment to consider how you treat your home’s plumbing system? We know that this probably isn’t something you give real consideration until something really goes wrong. We want to change your outlook on this today though. If you ever feel like your plumbing system isn’t cooperating as it should, we’ve comprised some tips here to help you get more.

If the problem you’re having can’t be alleviated with some simple “best practices” you can come to us. We specialize in sink plumbing in Brookline, MA. Just make sure that you get the high quality work that you’re really looking for from our team.  

The Dos and Don’ts of Sink Plumbing

Here are the ins and outs of your sink plumbing. Make sure you keep these tips in the back of your mind the next time you head over to your kitchen sink!

The Dos

Here are a few things that you can do for your sink:

Keep Your Sink Clean

Keep your sink clean how you can. Make sure that you’re dropping the proper foods down the drain and keeping the area sanitary. This means you’ll have a better chance of avoiding kitchen sink problems.

Rely on a Professional

If you’re a little in over your head with a problem, make sure you’re running to a professional rather than to the Internet. We know that it’s tempting to do DIY work, but it’s not going to help your home in the long run.

The Don’ts

Here are a few things that you shouldn’t do when you’re operating your sink:

Avoid FOG

FOG stands for fat, oil, and grease. While these items may be liquids when you pour them down the drain, they’re going to settle, harden up a little, and then become a sludge-like substance that’s going to plague your home’s plumbing system. FOG should always go in the trash. Even if it doesn’t hurt your plumbing system immediately, it’s going to damage the system in the long run.

Keep the Pits Away

You can a fresh, juicy peach and now all that’s left is the pit—don’t throw it down your kitchen sink! We know that this isn’t always so common, but it does happen. Hard seeds like this shouldn’t go down your sink because it can lead to a potential clog. It can also damage the blades of your garbage disposal. Don’t chance it—keep these items in the trash.

Avoid Fibrous Foods

Fibrous foods like potato skins, celery stalk, and other fibrous items can become a major problem. These types of foods are hard for the blades of your garbage disposal system to grind. This means that you’re flirting with a clog. Keep this tip at the forefront of your mind! Don’t damage your sink over a simple mistake.

Don’t Try Chemical Drain Cleaners

If your drain is suddenly a little sluggish and you’re ready to run to the store and get a store-bought drain cleaner, then you’re on the way to make a mistake! Chemical drain cleaners are caustic and damaging. Get the proper work from a professional.

Contact Cooling Unlimited when you’re ready for plumbing service in the Greater Boston Area. Give us a call today.

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