Even though coffee grounds are horrible for your plumbing, we still have customers call us out for an issue caused by coffee grounds down the drain. Somewhere in their life they’ve been told that it’s okay to do with a disposal, only in small amounts, or some were even told it is good for clearing drains or freshening the waste disposer.

We admit they appear to go down the drain quite easily, especially with a disposal. However, they can pile up in the pipes resulting in a sludge, that attracts waste and causes a backup in your drain. Even if you do have a waste disposal unit, you should never put coffee grounds down the drain. Coffee grounds do not dissolve or easily break down instead they act much like grease and fats due to the oils found in coffee. The only things to go down the disposal should be small amounts of food left on dishes and the water used to wash them.

So, to answer the question, No do not put coffee grounds down the drain. A much better alternative would be to add your used coffee grounds to your compost bin. If coffee grounds have your drains struggling to do their job and you want it fixed right the first time, call Master Rooter Plumbing. Since 1948 we’ve been helping Southern Idaho Families with plumbing and septic needs.

Other things to avoid putting down drains and toilets would be:

Hair

harsh cleaning chemicals (in excess)

Floss

Feminine hygiene products

Diapers and wipes

Paint, lacquer, etc.

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Jackie Zimmerman
Jackie Zimmerman
21:06 05 Jan 23
Austin went over the job, gave me a workable estimate, and got the repairs done on my water pipe. He was friendly and patient-and fixed things in a quick manner. Recommend this company and if Austin is how all plumbers are in this company- recommend put them on speed dial!! Love this outcome!
Mackenzie Johnson
Mackenzie Johnson
21:05 04 Jan 23
Jim Colburn was wonderful to have on this project. He took his time explaining what the issues could be and offered multiple solutions which I appreciated. He was knowledgeable and was very professional. Master Plumbing has helped myself and my clients multiple times and I will continue to use their services and refer them. Thank you Jim for your time!
Dan Haws
Dan Haws
17:28 31 Oct 22
Jeff came over and got us taken care of and was incredibly professional. He was so efficient and managed to work around the chaos of us getting ready for a gathering in our home. He even took on more jobs than we initially had in mind. He’s a veteran and was respectful and considerate to everyone in our home! Next time we have them come out I’ll be asking for Jeff!
Luann Gray
Luann Gray
20:21 13 Oct 22
I was very pleased with Frank from Master Rooter in the recent service he did on pumping our septic system. He took the time to give me some extra information and guidance about our system. He also detected what appeared to be a water leak coming from inside the house and gave me advice on detecting the source. We have used this company for many years and are very grateful for their quality service.
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