How to Prevent Clogs in Your Drains
You can’t deny it. There’s something so oddly satisfying about watching the water in your sink swirl down the drain smoothly!
But it’s been a while since you’ve seen that happen. No matter what you do, your drain refuses to let things go down it easily.
Should you get a thick wire and see what’s wrong for yourself? Maybe knock things around a bit?
Firstly, never make the mistake of using DIY methods to correct your home’s plumbing problems.
Secondly, if you want to keep your drain clog-free, the best way to do so is by hiring a professional plumbers in Delray Beach like Your 1 Plumber in Florida so they can employ tried and tested drain cleaning methods.
Once that’s done, and your drains are clog-free, follow the tips below to ensure that your pipes stay clean for a long time!
Tip#1: Never Pour Oil or Grease Down the Sink
Grease or oily substances stick to the insides of your pipes. Keep pouring them down the drain and stickiness creates layers of goo that are nasty to deal with. Instead, pour oil or grease into a small bag, seal it, and throw it in the trash can.
Bonus Tip: Once a month, pour hot water down the sink so there’s no leftover fat or grease still sticking to the inside of your pipes.
Tip#2: Treat Your Drain Nicely
Don’t use the drain as a trash can!
Coffee grounds, mulch, food such as rice, meat, grains, eggshells, and vegetable bits—all of these should be thrown in the garbage can, even if you have a disposal unit in your kitchen.
Even with smaller food pieces, you can’t always rely on your disposal to take care of it cleanly. Scrape any leftovers off your plate cleanly, and make sure to wipe away any oil or grease residue.
Tip#3: Clean Your Drain Stoppers
It’s icky, but someone has to do it!
Before and after you use your sink or your bathroom tub, use a paper towel to take out the drain stopper and clean it of any muck, soap scum, hair or gunk that has collected on it. Also, if you have a hair fall problem, use a mesh screen to cover the drain so hair doesn’t collect around the drain stopper.
Tip#4: Don’t Use Any Chemical Cleaners
While it’s easier to use a chemical cleaner to clear away gunk, don’t depend on it.
Chemical de-clogging products have acidic properties that can cause your pipes to erode. As a result, any flecks that come off end up clogging them.
Pipe erosion can lead to a number of plumbing problems. Rather than using such products, pouring salt water and baking soda, then a cup of vinegar down the drain and letting it sit for a while will be a much better trick to keeping those pipes clean.
Your pipes require some TLC every now and then. Hire Your 1 Plumber FL to make sure your pipes stay maintained, and ask us how you can take care of your plumbing system. With our help, your pipes will stay working and clean for a long time!