Clogged drains are not something people look forward to. Not only do they can be pretty disgusting to clean out but also due to the wrong situation, they can stop some of the primary functions of your home and put a lot of water on your floor. It is a wonder that more people do not change some of their daily habits when those very habits are the reason clogs are forming in the first place, especially knowing how much people dislike these types of clogs. We encourage our customers to shift a few daily habits, though we are happy to unclog a drain or provide any sort of drain cleaning service. With this in mind, we at The Original $49.95 Plumber would like to discuss the daily habits that need fine tuning to reduce the clogs.
Minimize the Food Scraps that Go Down Garbage Disposal
Garbage disposals are designed to dispose of the handling some food. However, were not intended to accommodate the forced scraps down the drains. To avoid food-related clogs in your kitchen sink, dump your table scraps in the garbage whenever possible.
Do Not Pour Grease Down the Drain
In the center of the kitchens, the biggest and most common mistake is the grease. Over time, cause major clogs and buildup can be caused due to the simplicity of just dumping used cooking oil or old hamburger grease down the drain. Use an old jar or a can to dump grease and throw it away in the trash instead.
Clean the Bathroom Sink Drain Stoppers
Be sure to make it a habit to clean out those stoppers regularly since there really is no stopping hair and dirt from getting stuck inside of certain types of drain stoppers. The more often you do it, the less likely it will be that the hair will build up so thick that it will clog your drain in a way that’s not so easy to clean out. The more frequently you do it, the less likely it will be that the hair will build up so thick that it will clog your drain that causes you headaches and other issues.
Do Not Flush Toilet Paper Alternatives
Do not use your toilet as a trash can, as a simple put as possible. Obviously, toilet paper is engineered to flush down toilets, however flushing other paper products, such as feminine products, cotton, Q-tips, trash, in other general trash should not be subject to flushing as they can get stuck in the toilet drain. A clogged toilet may be the least pleasant to clean of all the back-ups that can occur.
Floor Drain Installation
Switching out the types of drains you are using in the first place is one simple solution to a lot of these problems. To capture debris long before it makes its way into your drains, bathroom sinks, showers, bathtubs, and kitchen sinks all can integrate drain screens. The best and easiest option is stopping the problem at the source.