Get The Skinny On Your Drainage Diet Plan

Griffin Plumbing - Drain Cleaning & Maintenance Tips

You are what you eat, and so is your kitchen sink. Just like your body needs to consume healthy foods to keep it running smoothly, your drain needs appropriate substances to keep it clean, fresh, and free flowing. Thankfully, Griffin Plumbing’s team of Santa Maria plumbers have some great recommendations for drain cleaning and garbage disposal care.

Junk Equals Gunk

One of the worst things you can put down your drain and/or garbage disposal is cooking grease. Water and grease do not mix and pouring it into your pipes will make for a thick, smelly coating throughout your drainage system. Additionally you should avoid washing food scraps down the drain. While garbage disposals are made to handle basic food scraps, foods high in grease or containing anything sharp like bones should not go down the disposal and are best placed in the trash. The problem with putting these substances down the sink is that your drainage system does not have the ability to break up the particles of the food and grease. Instead these materials settle in your pipes and form clogs that eventually cause your plumbing system to lose efficiency and back up. The more junk you put down your kitchen drain the more gunk will build up in your pipes and the more likely it is you will need professional drain cleaning.

No Regrets, Feed Your Drain the Best

Every person’s drainage system is a little different because they are all different ages and have their own unique build. Both the age of your drainage system and configuration of your piping play a significant role in how much build up from food waste it can handle. To help keep your drains and pipes clean we recommend BioSmart Drain Maid. BioSmart is a safe and effective treatment that cleans your drains and keeps your pipes free of buildup. Like probiotics for your plumbing, BioSmart works by using friendly bacteria and natural enzymes to break down the food and grease trapped in your pipes and washes it away. BioSmart is safe for septic systems, toilets, bathroom and kitchen sinks, garbage disposals, showers, grease traps, and many more drainage needs. It is important to note that BioSmart is not a cure-all for drain cleaning. If your pipes are already clogged BioSmart will not remove the clog. BioSmart should be used in conjunction with regular preventative maintenance to support the health of your plumbing system.

You Eat Healthy, Your Pipes Should Too

Just like your diet affects your health, your drain’s diet directly impacts your drainage system’s ability to perform the most basic of functions. Feeding your drains the right products, like BioSmart Drain Maid, while having regular preventative maintenance performed by a certified plumber is the best way to keep your pipes clean and clear.

Call Griffin Plumbing at 805-934-1949 today and let our team of Santa Maria plumbers and drain cleaning experts get your drains on the right track!

More Posts from Your Santa Maria Plumbers


Featured image for “Signs Your Home’s Plumbing Pipes Need Replacement: Advice from Griffin’s Santa Maria Plumbers”

Signs Your Home’s Plumbing Pipes Need Replacement: Advice from Griffin’s Santa Maria Plumbers

Featured image for “Unmasking Plumbing Myths: Griffin’s Santa Maria Plumbers Bust the Top 10 Misconceptions”

Unmasking Plumbing Myths: Griffin’s Santa Maria Plumbers Bust the Top 10 Misconceptions

Featured image for “How to Update Your Bathroom for the Holidays”

How to Update Your Bathroom for the Holidays

Featured image for “Griffin Plumbing Celebrates 20 Years of Exceptional Service to the Central Coast”

Griffin Plumbing Celebrates 20 Years of Exceptional Service to the Central Coast

Featured image for “The Top Five Plumbing Issues Santa Maria Homeowners Face and How to Resolve Them”

The Top Five Plumbing Issues Santa Maria Homeowners Face and How to Resolve Them

Featured image for “3 Kitchen Sink Tips for Your Home”

3 Kitchen Sink Tips for Your Home

Featured image for “5 Tips to Prevent Toilet Trouble From Your Santa Maria Plumbers”

5 Tips to Prevent Toilet Trouble From Your Santa Maria Plumbers

Featured image for “2023 New Years Plumbing Resolutions”

2023 New Years Plumbing Resolutions

Featured image for “Halloween Plumbing Tips”

Halloween Plumbing Tips

Featured image for “Plumbing Tips to Prepare for Fall”

Plumbing Tips to Prepare for Fall

Featured image for “Preparing Your Plumbing for Vacation”

Preparing Your Plumbing for Vacation

Featured image for “Water-Saving Tips for Summer”

Water-Saving Tips for Summer

Featured image for “How to Brighten Your Kitchen For Spring”

How to Brighten Your Kitchen For Spring

Featured image for “Spring 2022 Plumbing Tips”

Spring 2022 Plumbing Tips

Featured image for “Plumbing Myths to Stop Believing”

Plumbing Myths to Stop Believing

Featured image for “2022 New Year’s Plumbing Resolutions”

2022 New Year’s Plumbing Resolutions

Featured image for “Water Heater Maintenance Tips for Fall”

Water Heater Maintenance Tips for Fall

Featured image for “Drain Cleaning Tips and Tricks!”

Drain Cleaning Tips and Tricks!

Featured image for “Water Filtration for Your Santa Maria Home”

Water Filtration for Your Santa Maria Home

Featured image for “Family Friendly Plumbing Tips”

Family Friendly Plumbing Tips

Featured image for “Your Plumbers in Santa Maria: Why Choose Griffin?”

Your Plumbers in Santa Maria: Why Choose Griffin?

Featured image for “4 Dishwasher Maintenance Tips”

4 Dishwasher Maintenance Tips

Featured image for “3 Plumbing Situations That Require an Emergency Call”

3 Plumbing Situations That Require an Emergency Call

Featured image for “Spring Cleaning Plumbing Tips”

Spring Cleaning Plumbing Tips

Featured image for “2020 Plumbing Resolutions”

2020 Plumbing Resolutions

Featured image for “We’re Hiring! | Griffin Plumbers”

We’re Hiring! | Griffin Plumbers

Featured image for “Griffin Plumbing Featured in The Sun’s ‘Best of’ Issue”

Griffin Plumbing Featured in The Sun’s ‘Best of’ Issue

Featured image for “Griffin Plumbing Announces Donation to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley”

Griffin Plumbing Announces Donation to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley

Featured image for “Trenchless Pipe and Sewer Line Repair 101 | The Basics Explained”

Trenchless Pipe and Sewer Line Repair 101 | The Basics Explained

Featured image for “Home Water Filtration And Treatment Tips From Griffin Plumbing”

Home Water Filtration And Treatment Tips From Griffin Plumbing

Featured image for “Water Leak Detection And Repair 101”

Water Leak Detection And Repair 101

Featured image for “Home Buying Tips from Griffin Plumbing”

Home Buying Tips from Griffin Plumbing

Featured image for “It’s Time To Play The Water Heater Dating Game: Hosted by Griffin Plumbing”

It’s Time To Play The Water Heater Dating Game: Hosted by Griffin Plumbing

Featured image for “Is Your Plumbing Ready For Spring?”

Is Your Plumbing Ready For Spring?

Featured image for “How To Tame a Tricky Toilet”

How To Tame a Tricky Toilet

Featured image for “Water Heater Maintenance 101 – Valuable Tips From Griffin Plumbing”

Water Heater Maintenance 101 – Valuable Tips From Griffin Plumbing

Featured image for “Honoring Our Veterans With Honor Flight | Griffin Plumbing”

Honoring Our Veterans With Honor Flight | Griffin Plumbing

Featured image for “Griffin Plumbing | Preserving Old Fashioned Customer Service”

Griffin Plumbing | Preserving Old Fashioned Customer Service

Featured image for “Local Business Spotlight | Klondike Pizza Of Santa Maria”

Local Business Spotlight | Klondike Pizza Of Santa Maria

Every Plumbing Problem Deserves A Griffin Solution!

Schedule your appointment today!

Griffin Plumbing, Inc. • (805) 934-1949

Launch Online Scheduler