There’s no denying that clogged drains are a complete pain. A clogged drain always seems to occur at the absolute worst time, and it can be really time-consuming to fix. The good news is there’s a lot you can do to prevent clogged drains in your home.
Keeping Drains Clean
The best preventative measure you can take to prevent a clogged drain is to keep it clean. This may sound really obvious, but the reason many drains become clogged is simply that they aren’t at the top of the priority list when it comes to cleaning kitchens and bathrooms. Clean drains are just as important to your family’s health as clean countertops, toilets, and floors.
Keeping Drains Debris Free
Tip One – Pay Attention: The first step to keeping drains debris-free is to be aware of what’s being put into them in the first place. Avoid washing foods, fats, or grease into the drain where they can easily clog up your waterways.
Tip Two – Brush your Hair Before Showering: Before you hop into the shower, make sure you give your hair a thorough brushing to remove loose hair. This will greatly decrease the amount of hair that goes down the drain and help prevent clogs and unpleasant smells.
Tip Three – Use Mesh Screens: Many people use mesh screens in their kitchen drains, but placing mesh screens in all of your home’s drains can really help decrease drain clogging debris. Food particles, hair, and other unpleasant gunk will get caught up in the drain and prevent a major headache.
Tip Four – Wash Pets Outdoors: Pet hair is always a major contributor to clogs, so consider washing your pets outdoors when the weather permits. If you must wash Fido in the tub, lay a washcloth over the drain to minimize fur and dander clogs.
Even after taking all the precautions mentioned above, chances are you will still experience a clog from time to time. Having a quality plunger or auger on hand will help you in a pinch; and if you have a more serious clog you need help with, call Action Plumbing. We’re available to help you with clogs or any plumbing issues you may be facing, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.