Are you a Coffee Lover?
Do you look forward to that fresh cup of coffee first thing in the morning? Some people even have their brewer set on a timer so that they wake up to the bold aroma of a freshly brewed pot of coffee, without having to lift a finger. But, did you know that your love of coffee could be causing you problems with your drains every time you brew a pot?
Most people aren’t aware of the fact that they shouldn’t put coffee grinds down the drain. Coffee grinds are one of the biggest culprits for a clogged drain, alongside cooking grease, fats and oils. Unlike other food particles that get washed down the drain, coffee grinds don’t break apart once they’ve mixed with water – they actually clump up together. This forms a larger mass that becomes fairly difficult to break apart, and over time will clog your whole drainage system.
So, how do we prevent this from happening and also continue our beloved devotion to coffee? To prevent this from becoming a reoccurring issue in your home, always throw out coffee filters in the trash and use a paper towel to wipe out as many remaining coffee grinds from the filter compartment as possible. This will eliminate the amount of grinds that are being rinsed down the drain and decrease your odds of having your drains backed up.