Household Items That Shouldn’t Go Down the Drain
As a homeowner, you may think that the drain in your sink or shower is a catch-all for all the waste and debris you want to get rid of. However, there are many things that you should never put down the drain, as they can cause serious damage to your plumbing system and the environment. A.M. Plumbing & Rooter, your one-stop shop for drain cleaning services, shares the top household items you should avoid flushing or washing down the drain.
1. Fat, Oil, and Grease
Never put oil, grease, and fat down the sink. They solidify and stick to the sides of the pipe, resulting in a clogged drain that can be difficult and costly to fix. Even if they make it past the drains, they will end up in the sewer line, where they form fatbergs. This causes sewage overflows that can harm your property and the environment.
2. Coffee Grounds
Coffee grounds may seem small and harmless, but they can build up in your pipes over time and cause a clog. Furthermore, they are too abrasive to be flushed down the drain, causing damage to your plumbing system. If your pipes get blocked by coffee grounds, don’t hesitate to contact our team for professional drain cleaning in San Marcos, CA.
Hair easily sticks to any surface, including your drains. As they accumulate in the pipes, they form clumps that impede water flow. We can easily remove hair buildup through drain snaking, but you can avoid this in the first place by using drain covers.
Chemicals like pesticides, paint thinner, and drain cleaners can be incredibly harmful to your plumbing system and the environment. They cause chemical reactions that can corrode your pipes, contaminate nearby water sources, and affect flora and fauna.
It’s crucial to be mindful of what you put down your sink, tub, and toilet. As your trusted drain cleaning company, we only recommend sending human waste, toilet paper, and mild soaps down the drains.
If you encounter any problems with your drains, turn to the experts at A.M. Plumbing & Rooter for a prompt fix. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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