Experiencing clogged drains in our homes is one of the most annoying and inconvenient problems to manage. Clogged drains often occur at the most inconvenient times, are expensive to fix, and generally smell very bad.
If you are experiencing a clog in your plumbing line or main lines, backups can occur in your household and in-turn can negatively affect your sewage and waste systems causing severe harm to our environment. Our sewer and drain specialists at EcoClean are prepared to help you resolve any plumbing and drain issues as they occur, but first have some helpful tips on how you can avoid clogged drains by following routine drain maintenance. Below is a list of steps you should take to prevent clogs from happening to your drains.
Routinely Clean Your Drains
Let’s face it—our drains are usually one of the last items we think about cleaning when it comes to our household chores. However, routinely cleaning your home’s drains is just as important as keeping your kitchen counters clean and your bathrooms sterile. All of your household drains from your kitchen sink to the shower floor collect quite a bit of debris and other particles that don’t belong there! On a weekly basis it is strongly recommended that you remove debris, trash, and hair out of your shower and sink drains for optimal performance.
A great way to avoid shower drain build up is to brush your hair immediately before showering. By brushing your hair outside of the shower you can collect loose strands and throw them into the trash rather than have them build up inside of the shower. Although some hair inevitably will still get caught in the drain, brushing your hair before the shower will reduce overall hair blockages.
Bathe Pets Outdoors
If you can help it you should try and always groom and bathe your furry friends outside of the house. It will save you time on cleaning up your bathtub and prevent excess animal hair from going down your drains.
Use A Dependable Plunger
Inevitably clogs are bound to happen. That’s why it is important to invest in a highly dependable plunger to help you when clogs unexpectedly turn up. It’s important to learn how to use your plunger, so you have the best line of defense set up against small clogs that don’t require one of our sewer and drain specialists at EcoClean.
Avoid Oils At All Costs
A good way to ensure that your home maintains healthy pipes and clear drains is to separate all oils and fats from your kitchen sink! Whenever cooking with an excessive amount of grease or oil be sure to store it inside of cans or containers that do not get poured down the kitchen sink. It’s important to remember when oil and water cool it tends to solidify and create major stoppages in our pipes.
Don’t Treat Your Drain Like a Trash Can
While it is common knowledge that our drain and sewer systems are inherently different than garbages, many of us treat them the same. Do not just throw anything down your kitchen sink or toilet bowl. If you are mindful of what you are disposing down your drain and sewer lines you will have healthier pipes and less expensive plumbing costs.
If you are experiencing clogged drains in your home, reach out to our drain and sewer specialists at EcoClean! Call us anytime of the day at 207-358-3655.