Of all the various plumbing appliances in your home that you use on a daily basis, could you imagine living without your kitchen sink? Granted, there are some aspects of this plumbing fixture that are more of a luxury than a necessity—for instance, if you have a touch-activated faucet or a garbage disposal system. Still, even if you have the most basic kitchen sink there is, it’s a modern necessity of living to have one, and therefore, you should do everything you can to take care of it, right?
If you want to enjoy the benefits and convenience that comes from your kitchen plumbing, it’s important to do all that you can to avoid problems with this fixture, including your garbage disposal if you have one. Our plumbers in Denver can certainly help with this, with plumbing maintenance, but also by offering you some pro kitchen sink care tips.
Failing to properly care for your kitchen sink, just like any other important plumbing fixture, can lead to damage as well as a compromised sewer line.
“But what if I have a garbage disposal? Can’t it cut up and break down anything I put down the kitchen sink?”
No, but this is a pretty common misconception. Yes, if you have a garbage disposal it has “blades” on it. But despite this given name, they are actually grinder plates rather than “blades” and depend on centrifugal force to grind down food waste. Then, that waste if flushed down the drain, and the flow of water from the faucet helps the waste move all the way down the drain—unless, of course, you’ve put something down the drain that doesn’t belong there. What would this include?
Kitchen sinks are pretty reliable and low maintenance plumbing appliances. But this can only remain the case for yours if you care for it as you should. While this means avoiding the above situations, it also means investing in plumbing maintenance once a year to ensure that all your pipes are in good shape.