The bathroom is the room in your house that contains the most plumbing and the most fixtures. It also uses the most water, accounting for around 40% of the freshwater used in the house each year. (Even short showers take up a lot of water.) But the bathroom sink isn’t the sink that gets the most use in the house, or the harshest use. That “honor” belongs to your kitchen sink. Not only does more water go down it, it has to deal with cooking oils, fats, grease, and food waste.
Your kitchen sink drain leads a rough life, and it needs help sometimes. You can do your best to keep fats, oils, and grease out of the drain, but you should also have professionals help you out with regular drain cleaning to see that the kitchen sink drain is restored to its best condition.
No, put away that liquid drain cleaner!
Your eye might have skipped over the professionals part of that last sentence and gone straight to drain cleaning. If you looked around for a plastic bottle of chemical drain cleaner, we’re glad we stopped you. No licensed plumber recommends using these chemical concoctions on drains—they certainly would never use them on the job. Chemical drain cleaners are only a way to eat through a clog, not a way to clean away the debris that created it. These cleaners can also harm drainpipes with their caustic action.
A drain snake won’t do the job either
Hand-crank drains snakes are great for fast unclogging jobs for bathroom sinks—they’re good at removing hair from the drains. But they don’t provide cleaning, 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.
Professionals cleaning your kitchen sink drain
Keep in mind the kind of buildup that affects a kitchen drain: lots of food waste and fats, oils, and grease (a.k.a. F-O-G) that tenaciously cling to the pipe walls. These aren’t easy to remove with most standard drain cleaning methods. Even motorized rooters—basically powered drain snakes—can’t completely clean away a kitchen sink drain.
What you can expect from the best professional plumbers for kitchen drain cleaning is a hydro-jetter. This device blasts 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.
We’re your drain cleaners of choice!
When you’re ready to schedule your drain cleaning in Frederick, MD—no matter if it’s in the kitchen sink or elsewhere in the house—turn to the local professionals who will get the job done. You can trust to our plumbers: our company is built on a foundation of honesty and integrity, and we aim to get each job done right the first time.
Mallick Plumbing & Heating is the Service Contractor of Choice for Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.