Here are a few things the Affordable Service team recommends you never put down your drain. Keeping your drain working and in good condition is essential in avoiding costly repairs. 

#1 Grease

Pouring grease down the drain can lead to significant problems by clogging your pipes. You should also avoid other oil-based products, such as butter, cooking oil, and salad dressings. Disposing of these items in the trash is much safer.

#2 Flour

Putting flour down your drain can also lead to clogging problems. Mixing water with flour can cause many drainage issues and make it difficult for your plumbing system to work correctly.

#3 Medication

Flushing expired or unused medication down the drain can create significant problems with your drinking water, as these chemicals can disperse back into the environment. The safest way to dispose of medication is to visit your local pharmacy to gain access to waste disposal units for medications.

#4 Eggshells

Crushed eggshells are one of the main causes of blockages in your drain. This is due to the sharp edges of the shell that can eventually collect other items and worsen the clog. Making sure you put any eggshells in the trash is the easiest way to avoid this issue.

#5 Coffee Grounds

Coffee grounds can quickly build up in your pipes and cause a significant blockage. Disposing of coffee grounds in your trash or using them for compost is a much safer and eco-friendly option.

Understanding the common causes of blocked drains is essential in avoiding frustration and costly repairs in the future. When you experience drain trouble, reach out to the experts at Affordable Service to diagnose your plumbing issue and find a solution. Give us a call! We are available 24/7.