San Diego County, CA

What & What Not To Dispose Down The Drain

Our drainage systems are one of the most essential parts of our homes, yet many of us don’t give much thought to what we dispose of down the drain. While it may seem like a convenient solution, pouring certain substances down the drain can cause significant problems and lead to costly repairs. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at what you should and shouldn’t dispose of down the drain to keep your plumbing in good shape.

What & What Not to dispose of down your drains . . .

It is generally okay to dispose of Non-toxic and biodegradable items such as water, dish soap, and liquid food waste (e.g. small amounts of vegetable scraps) can be safely disposed of down the sink. However, it is important to avoid disposing of hazardous household waste such as pesticides, automotive fluids, batteries, and electronics down the drain as they can contaminate water systems and harm the environment. Other items that should not be disposed of down the drain include fats, oils, and grease (FOG), pharmaceuticals, coffee grounds, eggshells, fibrous foods, and personal hygiene products like tampons and wipes, as they can clog pipes and cause blockages in sewer systems. It is best to properly dispose of these items by following local regulations.

What to do if my sink got clogged?

If your sink is clogged, there are a few things you can do to try to fix it. First, try using a plunger to create suction and dislodge the blockage. If that doesn’t work, you can try pouring a mixture of baking soda and vinegar down the drain to dissolve the blockage. Alternatively, you can use a plumbing snake to physically remove the blockage. If none of these methods work, it may be necessary to call a professional plumber to fix the issue.

Looking for a reliable plumbing company to inspect and unclog your home drains? Look no further than Pat’s Plumbing and Drains! Our expert team is equipped with the latest technology and years of experience to detect and solve all of your plumbing problems. We offer fast and affordable service to ensure your home is running smoothly. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step toward a stress-free plumbing experience.

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