13 Ways You Can Avoid Clogged Drains
You take pride in keeping your home in pristine condition and the last thing you want is to have to call a professional plumber if there's a clogged drain. Just follow these 13 smart tips to avoid clogs and keep your drains flowing freely, all on your own
You take pride in keeping your home in pristine condition and the last thing you want is to have to call a professional plumber if there’s a clogged drain. Just follow these 13 smart tips to avoid clogs and keep your drains flowing freely, all on your own
FOR SINKS WITHOUT DISPOSALS
- If you don’t have a garbage disposal, keep food waste from going down the drain. Use a drain strainer in the kitchen sink to keep food out.
- Don’t pour grease or oil down the sink drain. Instead, pour the grease into a container with a lid, then throw the closed container in the trash. Otherwise, the grease could stick to the inside of the pipe and cause a clogged kitchen sink.
- Pour a pot of hot water down the kitchen sink drain once a week to melt any grease that may have built up in the pipes. Make sure to pour the water in slowly so as not to splash.
- In case of obstructions, use Kitchen Granules Clog Remover (for sinks without garbage disposal) to help keep your kitchen sink drain flowing smoothly. Generates heat inside the drain to melt and loosen greasy clogs.
FOR SINKS WITH DISPOSALS
- Avoid putting certain types of food in the garbage disposal. The main troublemakers are banana peels, coffee grounds, eggshells, and potato skins. These types of foods are thick or sticky and don’t grind well in disposers.
- Always run a steady stream of cold water from the faucet when using the garbage disposal. The flow of water will carry the waste materials throughout the drainage system.
- Obstructions arise, but Clog Remover (for disposal sinks) helps remove clogging by cutting through standing water and directly attacking clogs at their source. Or, if the drain smells bad, use Foamer Clog Remover that eliminates odors from the drain.
IN THE BATHROOM
- Regularly clean bathroom sink and bathtub drain plugs. Hair, soap scum, and other sticky residue can build up on plugs and affect drain flow or cause bathtub drains to clog completely.
- Never flush paper products other than toilet paper down the toilet. Excess paper can clog the toilet or the entire drainage system.
- It’s a good idea to have Gel Clog Remover, so you’re prepared in the event of a clog. Also, use Build-Up Remover every month on all drains. It is made of enzymes that remove the sticky residue that can cause a blockage. The habit of avoiding clogged drains is an effective way to prevent them from occurring.
- Consider using drain grates on all drains. These items mount over drain openings to prevent food, hair, soap scum, and other sticky debris from entering the drain. You’ll find drain grates at hardware or bathroom supply stores.
- Never put paint or thinner down the sink.
- If you have a septic tank, have it inspected by a professional every two to three years. In some regions, regular inspections of septic tanks are required. Check with your local board of health to find out the rules in your community. Also, make sure the septic tank is professionally pumped regularly. To prevent backflow, add to your monthly routine. One flush per month can help prevent septic backflow. If the problem still persist and none of the steps works this is a sign that we need to seek professional assistance we can call for a professional property service provider or professional plumber