A clogged drain in your home can be a nuisance, but you can avoid it in multiple ways. You may have a clogged drain when you have company over, or you don’t have the resources to unclog it quickly. In any case, remember the following tips when dealing with clogged drains.
Use Hair Traps
Hair is arguably the most common reason your drains can become clogged. When ignored for too long, the hair may need to be removed using a drain snake. Instead, place hair traps in your shower and sink drains so it catches the hair before it becomes too problematic. This can also save you money from calling a plumber or using chemicals to unclog the drain.
Pay Attention to What Goes Down Your Disposal
Your garbage disposal is meant to cut up small portions of food that go down the drain, but the drain can easily become clogged if misused. For example, putting anything down the disposal that isn’t food can quickly damage your drain and leave it clogged. While food can go down the disposal, if there’s a significant amount to dispose of, consider putting it out in the trash instead.
Use the Toilet for Human Waste and Toilet Paper Only
You may be tempted to flush cotton swabs and feminine hygiene products down the toilet, but we highly advise against this. Toilet paper and human waste are the only things that should be going down the toilet drain. While other personal care items may go down the drain, they can get stuck in the pipe more easily, starting a clog. Use the regular trash can to dispose of items not meant to go down the toilet.
Let Us Know if You Have a Clogged Drain
There are some cases where you can’t avoid a clog, or you may have made a mistake that led to a clog. Fortunately, our D. Rohde Heating, Plumbing & AC team can address the problem quickly and effectively. Let us know immediately if you have a clogged drain.