Top 3 Tips For Better Drain Maintenance
It may not seem like a big deal, that is until you are paying a Master plumber top dollar for emergency services. Especially since many drain issues are avoidable, as far as plumbing problems go.
All you really need are some tips on how to better care for your drains such as:
- Liquids go down the drain just fine. However, some solidify once they cool, such as grease. Do not pour anything down the drain that will revert to a solid form; this causes blockages.
- Some hair is going to get down the drain, no matter what. Shaving, bathing the dog or washing your hair all contribute to this. Use your drain trap to catch as much of this hair as possible to limit the amount that actually makes it into your pipes.
- Food is a big culprit when it comes to causing clogs. In fact, even if you have a garbage disposal, make it a point to familiarize yourself with foods that should never make their way into this device. It can damage your disposal, the plumbing and cause blockages.
Bonus tip: Once a month use a baking soda and vinegar treatment to help clean your drains. This will also help reduce or eliminate any lingering odors.
Getting Expert Help
Keep a plunger handy so you can react fast if you do have a clogged drain. However, avoid using store-bought chemical cleansers marketed as drain cleaners.
They can actually do more harm to your pipes than good. For superior service in and around the Knoxville area, just give the pros here at Yucky Ducky Sewer & Drain a call.