Keeping your kitchen sink draining properly is important. You don't want water backing up into it and possibly overflowing into your kitchen. There are some things that you can do to help ensure that the pipes in your kitchen stay clear and run the way that they should.
Ditch the Grease and Oil
While you may think that it's easiest to just dump any grease and oil down your sink, you will end up paying for it later.
Your bathroom may not always smell like a vase of roses, but you should not have to deal with nasty odors coming from the drain. And nasty odors coming from your kitchen drain can make any meal unappealing. Thankfully, there are plenty of good strategies that can keep your drains from getting smelly.
Keep your sewer vents clear.
Sometimes, the odors coming from drains aren't due to grime in the drains, but rather to a blockage in the sewer vents.
Half bathrooms are great additions to any home, but they do come with their drawbacks. Most half bathrooms are small enough that adding in a sink is a difficult prospect, or doing so will make the bathroom seem far more crowded and cramped. If you want a sink but don't have space for one, or want to use the extra room for something else, a toilet sink basin may be what you need.
If you live in a household with multiple people, you're going to have differences, and the preferred hot water temperature is one of the most likely issues to come up. Sometimes people just don't think it's important to have really hot water, and they'll set the water heater to a lower setting. But others want that hot water because to them, a hot shower is also stress relief, or maybe they have a lot of laundry that needs to be washed in very hot water.
If your water heater never gets the water as hot as you would like, and you don't think that the problem has to do with the distance from the tank to your shower or sink, the problem is most likely the water heater. If you have an older water heater that is stored in a basement or somewhere in the home, and it takes up a lot of space to store gallons of water, it's time to upgrade.