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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Duane Mayer
Duane Mayer
02:05 14 May 22
I was very impressed with everything about them. Jim Colburn was totally great - knowledgeable, helpful and very friendly. did a great job of disconnecting everything before our kitchen update, and then reconnecting the gas stove and fridge afterward.Highly recommend Jim and the company.
Larisa Bradshaw
Larisa Bradshaw
19:32 13 May 22
time once again for my annual main line cleaning, my line is 250 ft. long and with the annual pressure cleaning i haven't had any more problems. my technician Jon was fast, friendly and was even earlier than scheduled. So happy with all the people at Master Plumbing!
Sherri Jefferson
Sherri Jefferson
00:54 19 Apr 22
We had an emergency and called quite a few businesses. When you have no water and no access to your bathroom it can become a bit urgent and then everyone we called said the earliest they could come was Wednesday and it was Monday! When we called Master Plumbing they were so kind, helpful and went out of their way for us! Phil Conklin arrived to help us and he had rearranged his schedule to get to us earlier! He was so Great and very pleasant! He got right to it, figured out what was wrong, Went and got the part and it was all done in a very short time! Thank you Master Plumbing!
Linda Falter
Linda Falter
18:18 28 Mar 22
Jim was an excellent provider! On time, polite, informative throughout the job. He cared about providing the best possible service installing a new kitchen faucet. He also was very fair on expenses previously not anticipated (cracked valve) and a vent location adjustment. I’ve used other providers in the past as well as Master Plumber. They have consistently excelled in communication, experience and integrity and will now be my single source.
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