Coffee may be your favorites, but it’s not one of your plumbing favorites.
Yes! Coffee is one of your favorite things in life.
You’re always collecting and passing coffee-related memes along to friends. Not only that, you’re always experimenting with new coffee drinks. And, you are guessing that’s how you managed to clog your kitchen drain. You had no idea your drains and garbage disposal did not get along with coffee grounds.
Why Coffee grounds are not your plumbing’s best friend.
Chowhound.com explains: Coffee grounds can merge when combined with water and form clumps. When this happens, they act like they do in a coffee filter and create a blockage in the pipes, according to ajc.com. Even worse, chowhound.com says, they can smell up your sink and pipe because they trap grease and rotting food that become enmeshed or manage to make their way through the clog.
The best thing to do with coffee grounds is to dump them in the trash or put them in a compost pile.
But housedigest.com offers several alternatives.
- FERTILIZE. Among those are likely the most well known of using them to fertilize your garden. Housedigest.com notes coffee grounds not only provide nutrients to the soil, they also attract beneficial earthworms.
- DEODORIZE. The coffee grounds can be used to deodorize shoes, although housedigest.com says you need to put them in an air permeable sac before putting them in your shoes. They can also repel bugs and be used to clean ovens and burnt on messes on pots and pans, housedigest.com says.
- AND MORE. You can also use them to dye fabric, make candles, and repair scratches on wood furniture.
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