3 Ways To Prevent A Clogged Kitchen Sink During The Holidays

Posted on: 29 December 2016

The last thing one wants to deal with over the holiday season is a clogged drain. If you don't want your holidays ruined with a clogged kitchen drain, here are some preventative steps you can take to keep your kitchen sink flowing smoothly throughout the holiday season.

#1 Get Rid Of Odors & Build Up

The first thing you need to do is clean your kitchen drain line. You can do this by making a very strong solution of salt and water, which is called a brine solution, and pouring it down your kitchen sink. Salt and water together will help remove any grease that has built up on the sides of your drain from all the dishes that you clean throughout the year. A nice brine solution will also help combat any foul odors that seem to be drifting up from your kitchen sink.

Doing this every few months is a great way to save your kitchen sink from ever getting clogged in the first place.

#2 Do A Chemical Clean

The second thing you should do is purchase a drain cleaner that is specifically designed for kitchen drains. Use that drain cleaner on your kitchen sink before the holidays kick into full swing. You don't want to use harsh chemical drain cleaners on a regular basis on your kitchen sink as the overuse of drain cleaners can damage your plastic pipes or accessories, such as your garbage disposal. However, cleaning your drains once or twice a year with a chemical cleaner is more than okay and is a great way to prevent clogs from forming during inopportune moments.

#3 Watch What You Put Down Your Sink

The best thing you can do to prevent your kitchen sink from getting clogged is to watch what you put down your sink during the holiday season. Ideally, you should have every put any food scraps from their dishes into the garbage, and you should scrap out any cooking dishes that you use into the trash as well. Don't put food or oils down your sink; it is an easy way to clog up your sink.

Even if you have a garbage disposal, it is best just to use that to break up the food scraps that were not moved beforehand and not as your primary method of getting rid of food scraps. Things like potato peels can easily clog up your garbage disposal and create a kitchen holiday plumbing disaster.

To keep your kitchen sink flowing smoothly this holiday season, clean your drain lines with a chemical cleaner and a salt brine and be carefully about what you put down your sink. 

Contact a service such as Advanced Sewer & Drain Cleaning for more information.