How to Prevent Clogged Drains

Have you experienced a clogged drain? You’ve probably experienced some sort of a clogged drain, whether it be a toilet, shower, bathtub, or kitchen sink. There is nothing more frustrating than a clogged drain, especially when it always seems to happen at the worst time.

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Here are the 5 tips on preventing clogged drains::

1. Don’t Dump Grease

Dumping grease is one of the worse things you can pour down your drain. Warm grease runs down your drain until it cools and eventually congeals to start forming a clog. The clog may become bigger and bigger, leading to a major and unwanted clog. Therefore, you should collect grease rather than dumping grease down your drain. You can prevent dumping grease down your drain by using a jar or container to collect the grease and throw it into the trash when it gets full.

2. Install Drain Catchers

You can install drain catchers to prevent clogged drains. Drain catchers come in varieties such as a fine mesh screen. You will be able to prevent hair, food, and other unwanted gunk from accidentally going down your drain.

3. Hot Water Flushing

Did you know that you can flush hot water down your drains to clear any build-up that has already happened? Hot water flushing helps to break down grease and other unwanted gunk that accidentally went down your drain and have already formed deposits in your pipes. Be careful not to use boiling water because boiling water can cause accidental cracks in ceramic surfaces.

4. Don’t Use the Toilet as a Wastebasket

Isn’t it tempting to throw all kinds of personal products such as paper towel, facial tissue, and personal hygiene products into the toilet? Throwing these things down the drain has a chance of getting snagged on something in your pipes and start a clog.

5. Use a Bacteriological Drain Cleaner

Are you already experiencing drainage issues? You can use bacteriological drain cleaners to help you. Bacterial drain cleaners use enzymes that naturally feed on the organic waste found in your drain, which makes it better for the environment because they don’t use any harsh chemicals that can harm soil and water.

6. Collect Your Food Waste

Don’t send your food waste down the drain. As convenient as it might be, it will eventually clog your drains. There, you should collect your food waste in a coiner and add it to a compost pile.

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