Clogged drains can be troublesome and annoying. Not only they make draining water take a lot longer, they can make your drains smell awful, too.
Normally, plumbing companies will be able to fix clogged drains for you. But, we all know that calling the professional plumbers means spending some extra cash. This cash can be saved by simply making some minor adjustments in your daily routine and avoiding having your drains clogged in the first place. After all, extra cash saved will be better than extra cash spent.
Preventing having clogged drains in your home can be fairly easy, and here are some tips on how you can do so:
Keep in mind that your sink isn’t a garbage can. Some people tend to throw away everything in the sink, especially after eating or while working in the kitchen. Several individuals throw excess food, leftover grease, coffee grounds, egg shells, and other random items down the drain. Avoid doing this – instead, keep a separate container for these types of food waste.
Add a mesh screen on every drain in your house. Drain screens can be really helpful in keeping most of large chunks of trash away from your drains. They can catch food waste (as long as it’s not in the liquid form), and can also catch fallen hair in the bathroom.
Don’t throw toxic and abrasive chemicals down your drain. Chemicals such as paint and bleach should never be thrown down your drain because they will cause major blockage problems. Paint products are extremely sticky and can take a long time and a lot of work to be removed. Bleach, on the other hand, can damage your drain pipes.
Use bacterial drain cleaners to remove blockages in your drains. Bacterial drain cleaners can be effective in breaking down some drain clogs. Just pour bacterial drain cleaners on your drain and leave it for a few hours.
If your drains, sinks or bathtubs fixtures need replacing consider hiring a renovations contractor like Silvercrest Custom Homes and Renovations