Unseen Trouble: Foreign Objects in Your Drain Line – There are countless things in our homes that we overlook, and one such often-overlooked item is the humble drain. We assume it to be a portal where anything and everything can disappear. But like any portal, this one has its limits.
While it’s relatively rare, sometimes a foreign object might find its way into your drain, leading to potential clogs and blockages. One might wonder, “Is it okay to flush down ‘flushable’ wipes?” Here’s the harsh truth: No, it’s not! Despite their labeling, these wipes can wreak havoc on household plumbing. And if they manage to venture beyond your home, they’re a major inconvenience for sewer treatment facilities.
Let’s think about one of the major culprits of clogged drains – the kitchen! That tempting drain below your sink isn’t an all-consuming black hole, either. Even with a trusty garbage disposal unit, shoving too much food waste down can spell disaster.
What NOT to Send Down the Drain:
- Grease, Oils, and Fats: These aren’t just harmful to our arteries; they’re disastrous for our pipes, too. They can line the insides of your pipes, leading to blockages. Instead, pour them into a container, let them solidify, and discard them in the trash – and certainly, not down the toilet.
- Poultry Skin, Fruit Peels & Egg Shells: These seemingly innocent items can be quite stubborn. Grounded eggshells can turn sand-like, and that’s no friend to your drainage system.
- Starchy & Fibrous Foods: Think rice, potato peels, celery, and even coffee grinds. They can expand within the disposal or wrap around their blades.
Imagine a frequently used tub that never gets cleaned. Envision the scummy ring, the strands of hair, and the trapped skin particles. Gross, right? But it’s a reality inside neglected drain pipes.
So, how do you keep your drain pipes spick and span? Fear not, for we have a solution: BioOne. It is an eco-friendly product that’s EPA-approved and safe for everyone, including pets. Administered monthly, its micro-organisms feast on fats, oils, and greases. Give us a call, we have BioOne available for retail sale. (253) 448-8178 Remember, if it’s not on your plate, it shouldn’t be in your drain!
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