Kitchen Sink: What Can I NOT Put Down the Drain?

San Jose Plumber Shows Clogged Sink

Wondering Why Your Kitchen Sink is Always Clogged?

If you don’t care for your drain properly, even the best plumber San Jose has to offer may have trouble fixing it. To keep your drain clog-free, avoid disposing of the following items in your garbage disposal or sink.

1. Egg shells.
The garbage disposal isn’t an appropriate dumping ground for egg shells. Throw them away instead.

2. Fats and oils.
Note to Paleo and low carb dieters as well as general bacon fans: fats and oils adhere to the insides of pipes, leading to clogged drains. Again, empty these items in the trash can, instead.

3. Coffee grounds.
If you put them through the garbage disposal, coffee grounds will accumulate in your pipes and lead to clogging.

4. Anything that isn’t biodegradable.
In general, anything that isn’t biodegradable is a clogging hazard. Keep rags, produce stickers, paper towels, chemicals and anything else that won’t break down out of your drain.

Emergency Plumbing Issues Throughout San Jose Resolved!

If you already have a clogged drain, call Gogo Rooter at (408) 282-7026 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for help. Whether your toddler dropped his marble set down the drain as a “science experiment” that’s wrought havoc, or your in-laws messed up the drain (for reasons you still don’t understand) after cooking a big family meal, we’ll investigate and resolve the issue so you can use your sink and disposal safely and immediately.