How to Avoid Having Clogged Drains

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Is the water in your bathroom takes too long to get drain? Or do you notice a foul odor coming out of your drains? If you answered yes to any of these questions, there’s a chance that the drains in your household are clogged.

In order to effectively clean your drains, you should call your trusted plumbing and drains company. In some cases, some homeowners rely on the typical drain cleaning products you can buy in hardware stores or convenience stores.

Many plumbers recommend to have your drains at home inspected and cleaned every two years. This is whether or not you encounter some problems with it.

To avoid having clogged drains, you can try some of these useful tips:

  • Avoid throwing leftover food down your kitchen sink. If you can, keep a compost where you can throw away your leftover food. Compost can be very useful if you have a garden in your backyard.
  • Put a sink strainer over your kitchen sink to filter any small food particles and prevent them from clogging your drains.
  • Another culprit for clogged drains is human hair. Place drain strainers on the drains in your bathroom as well as in your bathtub drain. The drain strainers are effective in trapping hair that would otherwise just go to your drains.
  • Avoid throwing cooking oil or grease on your kitchen sink. Oil and grease cause buildup in the drains that can be hard to get rid of. Instead, you can freeze leftover oil and grease and throw them in the trash once they turn solid.
  • For maintenance purposes, pour warm water down your kitchen sink at least once a day.
  • For minor clogs in your kitchen sink, you can pour baking soda mixed with salt followed by vinegar. Leave the mixture in your drains for a few minutes then pour hot water over your sink to rinse the mixture.

Morris Alexander