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Kitchen sink drain cleaning

The kitchen sink is probably the most industrial sink in your home. Thanks to the garbage disposal, the kitchen sink can handle chunks of leftover food, dishwashing soap grime and the occasional foreign object that makes its way down the drain. If your kitchen sink becomes clogged, the whole kitchen stalls. To prevent dinner plans from being ruined, hire a plumber right away to perform kitchen sink drain cleaning.

With over 35 years of experience, you know you can count on the plumbers at James A. Wheat & Sons for professional drain cleaning services in your Montgomery County area home.

If you require kitchen sink drain cleaning services, please call James A. Wheat & Sons at 240-399-5051 to schedule an appointment today!

How kitchen sinks become clogged

Outfitted with a disposal, your kitchen sink is designed to handle much more than a bathroom sink. Still, there are some things that should never go down the drain. To help keep your kitchen sink flowing freely, follow these tips:

  • Don’t pour grease down the drain: Grease is a major cause of clogged drains. It may be a liquid when it’s hot, but once it cools, grease becomes a goopy sludge. Pour used grease into an empty can and throw it in the trash.
  • Keep hard or fibrous items out of the sink: It’s okay to dispose of most scraps down the disposal, but some items simply belong in the trash. Disposal blades can’t handle hard foods such as fruit pits and bones. Fibrous foods also have a tendency to wrap around the blades, so keep egg shells, corn husks, onion skins, celery, and carrot and potato peelings out of the drain.
  • Keep non-food items out of the sink: Items such as twist ties, string, plant stems, rubber bands and bottle caps belong in the trash, not down the drain. Also, never dispose of paint or other chemicals in the kitchen sink.
  • Flush the disposal: Run cold water down the drain when you turn on the disposal to help food particles make it through your pipes. Leave the water running for several seconds after you turn off the disposal to prevent food from forming a clog further down the pipe.
  • Clean the disposal: Every time you peel an orange, lemon or lime, send the rind down the drain in small chunks. Add a handful of ice. Run cold water and turn on the disposal. The ice helps clear out flood particles and the citrus leaves a fresh scent behind.

When to call a plumber

When your kitchen sink clogs, you can attempt to plunge it, pour baking soda and vinegar down the drain, or even detach the trap from beneath the sink and empty its contents into a bucket. (Remember to never use drain cleaning chemicals in a sink with a garbage disposal.)

If none of these efforts work, you have a difficult sink clog that requires help from a plumber. The professionals at James A. Wheat & Sons use the right tools to push even the deepest clogs out of your pipes so your sink drains properly again.

Schedule Kitchen Sink Drain Cleaning in Montgomery County

As a family-owned, locally operated business in Montgomery County and experience dating back to 1978, you know you can count on James A. Wheat & Sons to handle all your kitchen sink drain cleaning needs. We have a long history of excellent customer satisfaction, and we’re confident our knowledgeable team can unclog your kitchen sink. Contact us online or by phone at 240-399-5051 to schedule kitchen sink drain cleaning services today.