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Can you put coffee grounds in your sink?

April 29, 2020

Avoiding clogs is a common woe for many homeowners. Little do many know that some things we are used to placing in our drains are actually harmful! Find out more in our article below.

Can you put coffee grounds in your sink?

While there are a good number of things you can let down your sink, many people also place their coffee grounds there. Coffee grounds should never be placed in your sink, but in the trash can.

Coffee grounds will clump up in the presence of water, and causes your sink to clog up over time. It is not easily removed either, not without a professional. Despite the fact that some foods can go down the sink, resist the urge to put coffee grounds down it.

Other foods you should never put down your sink drain are:

  • Starchy foods like pasta, potatoes, and rice
  • Grease, fats, and oil
  • Anything fibrous such as egg shells, celery, banana peels, and fish skins

You should also avoid putting non-food items down the sink such as cigarette butts, metal, wood, glass, etc.

If the time comes and your sink is clogged, you can count on the experts at Plumbing Houston to take care of you! If you’ve been putting these items down your sink and not had a problem yet, you should call us first chance you get so we can prevent a problem! A clogged sink can cause water to flow over your sink, causing water damage to counters, floors, and anything else in its path. Just pick up the phone and call us today!

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