April 28, 2023

How to keep your kitchen sink drain clean

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Close-up of a high-pressure water nozzle cleaning a round metal surface with visible grime and buildup, reminiscent of tackling a kitchen sink drain.
Clearning fat from a sink drain

How to keep your kitchen sink drain clean

The secret to not getting a blocked kitchen sink drain is here. Firstly, it is important to understand what causes blocked or smelly drains. This can be caused by things such as hair, coffee grinds, soap scum and kitchen fat.  Some other food items that can clog drains are banana peels, potato peels and any other type of vegetable or fruit peels can get lodged and cause clogs in your drain pipes.
Blocked drains can end up being costly if left for too long and not to mention smelly!  Being aware of all the possible problems is half of the battle. This article should arm you with the knowledge you need to start using more caution when you wash dishes and help you reduce the chance of a blocked drain.

Step 1:

Firstly, use a drain screen – that little metal plug that catches all the scraps from plates – it will ensure food particles are trapped and able to be easily thrown away.

Step 2:

Secondly, avoid pouring fats and oils down the sink.  Instead collect them in a container and allow them to cool and then dispose of them.


A little trick I use is putting the plug in the sink and filling with boiling water.  I use a pair of tongs to lift the plug and allow the boiling water to wash through the drain to give it a good rinse.
Penetrator Blocked Drains - Doran Plumbing and Drainage - Kitchen Sink Drain
The blocked drain specialist – servicing Brisbane

Penetrator (aka Gavin) has been plumbing for over 20 years.  He has worked alongside other plumbers and in both commercial and residential plumbing.  His passion within plumbing has always been the challenge of a blocked drain…He thrives on defeating the blockages and will continue until he is satisfied he has 110% done the best he can.  His work ethic is unsurpassable and his workmanship is second to none. If there’s a blocked drain – Penetrator is your man!

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