Preventing Clogs in Drains

Drains seem to be a constant problem for homeowners; clogging often and at the most inconvenient times, such as when you have guests over. While it’s not possible to stop every clog that may plague your home, you can take several steps to prevent clogs and backups in your plumbing. Let’s explore some of the things you can do to prevent clogs.

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Don’t Wait for Major Blockage

If you notice that the sewer line seems to get clogged every few years or so, you shouldn’t simply keep cleaning it. Plumbing professionals like those at Day & Night Air can assess the line and find the source of the problem using a scope to inspect the line. Recurring issues could be caused by several things, so you may find it useful to have technicians look at your mainline.

Use a Lint Catcher on the Washer Hose

If you’ve never had your washing machine back up, you are one of the lucky ones. Lint, tissues, and even small items of clothing can get into the drain hose of the washing machine and cause problems for you down the road. In order to avoid issues, you can install a lint trap on the drain hose. Replace the lint trap when it gets full and you’ll see less backups.

Don’t Dump Your Grease

Your drain can suffer heavily if you pour grease into it. Warm grease is liquid and goes down the pipe easily, but when it cools and hardens it congeals and begins to cause clogging. Other items get stuck in the grease as well, building up until you have a major clog on your hands. Collect your grease and throw it in the trash – not down the drain.

These three tips can help you keep clogs and backups in your home to a minimum.