5. Clean your kitchen drains and garbage disposal monthly
Regular cleaning and maintenance will help to avoid future clogs.
You can clean the kitchen drains by adding liquid dish soap and boiling water.
Also, make sure you take precautionary measures by using a strainer over the kitchen drain to prevent any food going into the pipes and clogging them.
6. Garbage disposals can get rusty
Your garbage disposal can get clogged or worse, rust and corrode if you are not treating it properly.
Avoid disposing of hard to grind foods, and clean it regularly.
A simple yet refreshing way is to use lemon rinds mixed with a small amount of liquid dish soap, and running cold water down the drain for 30-45 seconds.
Then, pour down hot water afterward to flush out the remains.
7. How to minimize noise under your kitchen sink
If your double sink is loud, you can ‘quiet’ it by using expanding foam and filling in the space between the two stainless steel sink basins.
This simple and cheap plumbing tip will help deaden the vibrations and lessen the ‘gong’ effect you may be hearing often.
You should do this before your sink is installed, but if that’s not possible, you can still do it later, although the process may prove more difficult.
8. Check your sink for leaks regularly
Especially after undergoing any plumbing project!
You can check for water leaks by running water through the system, opening and closing all valves and drains, and checking if there is a leak.
If you feel like there is a water leak, and you don’t know how to fix it, you should always call a plumber near you.
When the leak is smaller, it can be fixed easily, and it will be a lot cheaper than if you wait and call when the issue gets out of hand.