Your Drain and Waste System
Sewer System Basics
Every plumbing fixture in your home is joined by the same drainpipe, including the kitchen sink, the dishwasher, the toilets, and so on. The waste from each of these fixtures exits the house through this one drainpipe, and a problem caused by one fixture can easily become a problem for all of them.
Keeping Your System Clog-Free
One of the single best ways to prevent slow or clogged drains is by being careful about what you put into them. Cooking grease, coffee grounds, hair, and soap scum are four of a drain's biggest enemies. Great caution should be taken to avoid introducing any of these into a drain.