Things to not put down the drain

grease blocking kitchen sink

Have you ever thrown something down the drain and wondered whether you should have done it? Have you put something down the drain and now it’s not draining properly? Well, perhaps you should not have put that down the drain. Here are a couple of examples of what you should not put down the drain:

Kitchen Drains:

The most common reason for blocked drains is what is being put down them. This is particularly common with kitchen drains, where build-ups of food, as well as fat, oil, and grease (FOG) congeals in the drain and blocks it. Ensure scrap food goes into the bin, particularly items such as coffee grounds and rice – and wipe oily pans and trays with a kitchen roll before washing them in the sink.

Bathroom Drains:

Items including wet wipes and sanitary towels are often found in sewers, but should never be flushed down the toilet. Excess toilet paper and loosely fitted toilet fresheners are also a primary cause of drain blockages – all problems that can be easily prevented.

Hair is another primary cause of bathroom drains becoming blocked. They can tangle into plug holes and over time can collect up combined with other material and cause a clogged drain. Avoid this build-up by making it a habit to pick up hair strands after showering or bathing.

Sometimes, no matter how careful you might be, there will always be a time when you have to deal with a drain problem or blocked drain.

Get in touch

If you find you are having issues with your drains, simply get in touch with us. Maintain Drains can help you restore your drains. We can deal with a very wide variety of issues and have access to an array of tools to deal with any situation. We offer a free quotation with no obligations and can give advice on the most cost-effective and long-lasting solution to whatever issue you might have.

Simply call us on 01202 300040, WhatsApp us on 07539 426226, or use our enquiry form to get in contact.

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