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As an avid gardener, you probably spend a lot of time worrying about the health of your plants, but you may overlook the health of your kitchen sink. Gardening, particularly the harvesting and food preparation part, can be hard on your plumbing. The following are a couple of gardening hazards to avoid when it comes to indoor plumbing:
Problem: Dirty produce
Solution: Dirt is a natural part of gardening, so it only makes sense that some of it is going to end up on your harvested vegetables. The problem is that all this dirt going down your drain can clog up the pipes or get stuck in your garbage disposal. Thankfully, there is an easy solution – leave the dirt outside in the garden where it is needed most.
The easiest way to do this is to harvest in a wire basket. They sell special baskets just for this purpose, call garden hobs. They typically have a wooden handle with wire mesh basket body. If you want to save some cash, though, use what you have. Colanders, egg baskets, and steamer inserts all work great for harvesting. When you are done, rinse the veggies off right in the basket, using the hose. The soil will rinse through the mesh or holes and flow back into your garden.
Problem: Peel overload
Solution: The other major issue with gardens and the kitchen sink are the amount of vegetable scraps you can be tempted to put down the drain. Root vegetable peelings can get coiled around garbage disposal blades, causing them to seize. Stems, leaves, and every other peel that can come off a vegetable can also be a problem when you are dealing in large numbers, such as when preserving the summer's bounty. If you don't have a disposal, then even the peelings from one vegetable are an issue when in the drain.
This is another easy problem to solve – keep the peelings out of the drain. Instead, catch them in a bowl or bag. A better use for them is in your compost pile, where they can break down into a nutrient rich material to use in next year's garden. Failing that, the trash is still a better place for them than clogging your kitchen drains.
For more help or if this year's garden has already put stress onto your plumbing, contact a plumber in your area for more help. Contact a company like Garabedian Plumbing & Heating Inc for more information and assistance.