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Why you should get your kitchen drain cleaned

Getting your drains cleaned is just one of those things that is easy to put off.

If it’s not broke, why clean it, right? Well, wrong, actually. Your kitchen sink not only is used and abused daily, but it also has the responsibility of trying to handle cooking oils, grease and the occasional leftovers no one wants. When you look at it this way, it only makes sense that we show the kitchen drain a little more respect.

While we’re on the topic of respect, let’s shift gears to the most disrespectful way to care for your sink drain – chemical cleaners. We’re sure this isn’t the first time you’re reading this, but we’re ok with repeating the message. Please, don’t use chemical cleaners. Absolutely no professional recommends them. All they do is eat the clog. And then they eat your pipe. Please, just don’t.

Now that we’ve covered chemicals, let’s talk snakes. Hand-crank drain snakes are great for quick unclogging jobs for bathroom sinks. And while we’re at it, they’re also good at removing hair from drains. Where drain snakes slither a little short is that they don’t provide any cleaning. They’re only a way to break through a clog to allow water to flow again. The debris that created the clog in the first place will stay there, helping to start the buildup all over again.

Think about all the things that go into a kitchen drain (we talked about this earlier). Fats, oils and grease. They’re a completely different type of grime, which means they require a different type of cleaning method. AKA, call the professionals.

What you can expect from the best professional plumbers for kitchen drain cleaning is a hydro-jetter. What these bad boys do is blast high-pressure water from a nozzle down in the drainpipe. The water force scours the interior of the pipe in all directions, removing any buildup from the pipe. After hydro-jetting, your kitchen sink drain will be in “like-new” condition, and you won’t have to worry about buildup for a long time to come.

Looking for a few more answers to your kitchen drain questions? No problem. Simply call your Louisville or Lexington Dauenhauer, any hour.

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