At Anytime Plumbing & Solutions, we know that one of the most frequent—and the most annoying–plumbing issues that most people will have to deal with is clogged drains. While it usually doesn’t take much work to remove the clog and get the drain working properly again, doing that work is no one’s idea of a good time. Our team can help you deal with clogged drains as soon as possible, but we can also offer advice on how to prevent clogs from forming in the first place. In this article, we will go over three things you can do to prevent clogged drains.
• Be Careful About What Goes in Your Kitchen Drain. The key guiding principle that you will see across all these tips is that the best way to prevent your drains from getting clogged is to be careful about what you put in them. For example, if you want to avoid a clogged drain in your kitchen sink, you should make sure to never pour grease down it and should dispose of food scraps in the trash or compost pile as much as possible, rather than shoving everything into the garbage disposal.
• Keep Soap Scum and Hair Out of the Bathroom Drain. For the bathroom drain, we recommend that you us a drain stopper with a screen to catch any hair or soap scum before it can flow into the pipe. It’s also wise to brush your hair before getting into the shower—that way, your brush will catch the shed hair before it can fall out in the shower.
• Watch What You Flush. Our third piece of advice for preventing clogged drains is that the only things that should go down your toilet are toilet paper and the waste itself. Even products that are advertised as flushable—such as wet wipes—shouldn’t get flushed.