The holiday season is right around the corner and soon our homes will be filled with the food, family, and friends that we love. We all know the best way to relax around the holidays is to prepare ahead of time, especially in the kitchen! The sink is a focal part of Thanksgiving, and a clogged drain is the last thing you want to deal with when you’re in a turkey coma. So take one thing off your checklist this Thanksgiving, avoid putting these four things down your drain:
Dealing with a clogged kitchen drain can be a hassle, especially when it springs out of nowhere when you are trying to prepare a meal or, worse, preparing for guests to arrive. One of the most common causes of clogs is the dumping used cooking oil down your drain. This includes rinsing oil and grease from pots and pans down your drain. Rinsing drains with hot water and grease-fighting dish detergent behind the oil won’t prevent clogs; the grease will simply jell further down the pipeline, causing the same clog but in a more difficult location.
The kitchen is the most widely used space within a home, serving as the ideal location for meals, gatherings and chores. But when a problem arises in the kitchen -- whether it be from a clog below the kitchen sink or a malfunctioning dishwasher -- major frustration (not to mention a foul odor) are likely to result.
What is that foul odor? Before you call the plumber, here are a few home remedies you can try to get rid of those putrid odors in your kitchen.
There’s a foul odor emitting from your kitchen drain, and you have no earthly idea what could be causing it. All you know is that it smells like something died in there. Think about the amount of waste that runs through your drain each day. Meats, cheeses, and other food scraps are constantly being scraped down the drain. If they become lodged in the drain, they can start to spoil and really let off a stench. So, how should you go about getting rid of these odors?