Clogged drains are so irritating; especially if they are frequently happening in your home. If you have a drain that seems to be constantly clogging, there may be something you can do about it. You can take many steps that are small and easy adjustments that can make a big difference in your drain performance. Absolute P&M Services is here to share some tips to help you avoid a clogged drain in your home.
Keep Hair Out of Sink, Shower & Bathtub Drain
One of the leading causes of clogged drains is hair. When hair and soap are combined and sent down your drain, it can create a mess that will likely require a drain snake to remove. You are far better off keeping hair out of your drain at all costs to avoid this issue. You can purchase a simple mesh screen that simply rests on your drain to catch the hair before it makes its way down. If your drain is slow in your sink, you may want to remove the drain stopper and clean off the hair and gunk that is surely stuck to it.
Can You Pour Grease Down the Garbage Disposal or Drain?
If you are working with large amounts of oil or cooking fatty, oily foods then dumping the excess down the drain; you could be causing a huge problem in your plumbing system. You should be keeping it out of your drain as much as possible. It can be handy to simply pour it into a jar that you have empty in your kitchen. When the jar gets full, simply throw it away and you’re done.
Don’t Put All Food Scraps Down Drain
There is no doubt that garbage disposals are a dream. They can easily munch up the food you put down in them and flush it down the drain when they are finished working. The only problem is that garbage disposals aren’t meant to replace the trash can. In fact, there are several foods like potato peels and eggshells that shouldn’t ever be put in your garbage disposal because they will clog it up. Collect as much of your food waste as possible and start a compost bin. Avoid putting meat and greasy foods in there.
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Most of our homes today have low-flow toilets and faucets. While these are great at conserving water and extremely useful, they don’t as well when it comes to keeping drains properly flushed. Giving them a good flushing with a large amount of water on occasion can help keep your pipes free and clear. Fill a five gallon bucket with water and pour it in the toilet to give it a good flush. For your bathtubs and sinks, you can fill them with hot water and then pull the plug to allow that hot water to run through the pipes. If you have clogged drains, you can rely on the experts at Absolute P&M Services to get them clean and free flowing once again. Call us today!