There’s a common practice in homes across America that is causing clogging kitchen drains like crazy. It is dumping used coffee grounds down the drain. Some people don’t think about the issues it could cause, while others do it to avoid drain odors. Here’s why coffee grounds shouldn’t go down the drain:
Even while actively avoiding putting grease, fats, and oils down the drain, some inevitably slip down there while washing dishes. Coffee grounds mix with this, creating and almost impenetrable sludge that clogs the drain.
There are a few other great ways to get rid of coffee grounds that do not cause drain clogs. Here are some ideas:
Coffee grounds are very beneficial to plants and gardens. Spread them outside to repel insects and stimulate growth. Indoor plants can also benefit from coffee grounds.
If the fridge is a little smelly, place a small, open container of used coffee grounds on a shelf. They can eliminate odors by absorbing them.
Coffee grounds can be mixed into an exfoliating face or body scrub. It invigorates the skin while sloughing off dead skin cells. Or, massage some into hair and rinse to get rid of product buildup.
If the previous habit of dumping coffee grounds down the drain has created a clog, call All Star Plumbing and Restoration. After years of sludge building up, a jetting drain line cleaning might be in order. They use high-pressure water jets to efficiently clean and clear tough blockages from the pipes.
Snakes can only be used for a certain distance down the pipes, which might not be sufficient to clear the clog. That’s where jetting drain line cleaning comes into play. While clearing blockages, it cleans the entire system, preventing clogs from occurring soon.
Call All Star Plumbing and Restoration for help with clogs and visit our website to learn more about this service.