We all know those disastrous kitchen clogs occur at the worst times: Shabbat eve, holiday eve and whenever you are preparing food for tons of guests!
Two things come to mind: how to mitigate those nasty clogs, and how to ensure we're not surprised by a total blockage 3 o'clock on a Friday afternoon.
In regards to the former, the main ingredients in tough kitchen clogs are Fat, Oil & Grease, or FOG. Over time that greasy residue on your plates and pans that you wash down the sink congeal, constricting the pipe until it becomes totally blocked. That leads us to the latter issue. Clogs don't sneak up on us. There are warning signs. The sink begins to drain slowly before it becomes totally blocked.
Therefore, try as much as possible to throw FOG from your meal and meal prep into the garbage. Also, when you start realizing a clog is developing deal with it straightaway, whether that means a DIY project or calling a plumber.
P.S. If you live in Jerusalem and find yourself being overtaken by a monstrous kitchen clog you can call us for a thorough drain cleaning at 054.323.7877