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Things You Should Never Put in The Drain

Stated by the NSF International, your kitchen dish cloth and sink the top places that acquire the most germs in your home. Surprisingly, your sink is more likely to cause illness than a toilet seat.

When a sink is clogged, it can become very frustrating. Once one understands how plumbing works in their home and how to treat it when it exits your house, it is simple to maintain plumbing pipes and reduce the impact on environmental pollution. Plumbing can be compared to veins, transporting blood throughout the human body which is crucial in order to function.

What you put in the drain has a significant impact on the plumbing in your home and the environment. You may achieve this goal by not putting the following down your drain:

  • Coffee Grounds accumulate in your plumbing pipes and may result in a clog in your drain. Disposing coffee grounds in a garbage bag is not harmful, and is able to absorb odours.
  • Grease collects inside your sewerage pipes in your home and streets. Any oils including mayonnaise, butter, fats from meat and cooking oil should rather be scrapped into the trash.
  • Flour mixed with water produces a glue-like substance that sticks to the sides of the pipe.
  • Expandable foods such as pasta and rice continuously expand when soaked in water. Pasta is made with semolina flour, which easily lumps up in your drain.
  • Produce stickers often fall off when fruits and vegetables are being cleaned. Most stickers are coated with adhesive which is not water soluble.
  • Paint and cleaning products can greatly impact drain clogging and pollute the environment.
  • Biodegradable products such as wet wipes do not disintegrate properly and result in combining with other products, creating an enormous knot of waste.
  • Medication that is expired might seem rational to flush, but rather don’t get removed at the local wastewater treatment plant and enters the environment. This way, the tap water you
  • drink contains a small amount of medication which is caused by medication flushed and no treatments are able to remove it when it is delivered to your home.

If you are in need of drainage unclogging services, Dredge a Drain specialises in drain unblocking services around Johannesburg. Contact us today for a quote!

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