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Everything You Need to Know About Your Sink


This is a go to source for fun and helpful sink facts and tips! Enjoy.

What you don’t know about your sink:

• In a typical home, more than 9,000 gallons of water are wasted while running the faucet waiting for hot water.

• As much as 15% of your annual water heating costs can be wasted heating this extra 9,000 gallons.

• If a drip from your faucet fills an 8oz glass in 15 minutes, it will waste 180 gallons per month and 2,160 gallons per year.

• If a sink is running slow, always check the P-trap for debris and the pop up assembly for hair build up. If these areas look good the clog is within the pipes, call a plumber.

• Sinks have been around since the late 17th century.

• Help prevent sink clogs by avoiding putting grease, eggs, coffee grounds, and any stringy or doughy food down the drain.

• Use only natural, non-toxic drain cleaners. Chemical drain cleaners are harmful to surfaces, pipes, and the people who try to use them.

• Bathroom sinks should be cleaned after about 30 uses.

• A great way to clean a sink is to use dishwashing liquid and warm water. Dip a sponge into the mixture and scrub gently. If you want to give the sink a more thorough scrub try an all-purpose cleaning spray.

• Don’t clean your kitchen sink with lemons if it has a garbage disposal. Lemons can make your garbage disposal smell better, but the citric acid in them can also corrode the metal surface.

• It is best to call a plumber when you are having sink troubles. The money you save by attempting a plumbing fix yourself could easily lead to major plumbing or structural repairs if anything goes wrong.

For more on this or any other plumbing questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact A.J. Perri.