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Clogged Kitchen Pipes | GF James Plumbing

When it comes to the plumbing in your Sydney home, after the bathroom, the kitchen is where you’ll use your home’s plumbing the most. For the healthy and clean preparation of food, there’s a lot of washing involved whether it’s your hands, the dishes, or even the food itself. To get the most out of your kitchen plumbing, and so you’re not constantly having to call up plumbing contractors in the Sydney area because something’s gone wrong, it’s important that you understand how to look after the plumbing in your kitchen. One of the biggest problems your kitchen pipes face is becoming clogged. Here’s a couple of things to keep in mind about clogs when you’re in the kitchen:

  1. Unclogging A Drain: Drain products are marketed to us as a perfectly harmless way to unclog pipes. However, these products are often made with acids and chemicals that will not only eat away at the blockage causing the problem, but also the pipe concerned. In extreme cases, using these products can crack or break your kitchen pipes, making your kitchen very unclean and an unhealthy environment to prepare food. If you want to unclog your pipes, use a plunger – one that you do not also use for the bathroom – as this is gentler on your pipes.
  2. Preventing Clogs: Prevention is the best cure when it comes to illness, and it’s also the best fix for clogged drains. You may think that there’s no reason to remove a single hair or stray food item caught in your drain, but even just one small foreign object will work to slow down and clog your drain. One strand of hair or stray bit of food can very easily gather more debris to itself, leading to a clogged drain and you needing to call a plumber out to your Sydney home.

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Geoff James
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Geoff grew up in Berala near Lidcombe in Sydney and attended Birrong Boys High School where he finished his Year 10 school certificate. Geoff was encouraged by his uncle to consider plumbing as he had done a bit of plumbing work on weekends during his school years. DJ Childs Plumbing in Canterbury offered him a plumbing apprenticeship and he spent most of his time working on plumbing maintenance and new roofs on commercial sites. Geoff on Google+.