Are you getting tired of your kitchen and bathroom drains being clogged on what seems like a daily basis? Plunging the drains, taking them apart to remove a build up of grease and food particles or simply having to call a
Havertown plumber seemingly every month to have a clogged drain snaked – none of this is very appealing to the average homeowner. Fortunately, there are a few preventive tasks you can perform that will reduce the risk of so many clogs.
- Hair and Food – Hair and food are not meant to go down your drains. A little bit every now and then won’t hurt, but if your drains are open and you allow everything in the fixture to flush down, you’re going to have a problem. Get strainers for your sinks and bathtub and even consider a garbage disposal for your kitchen sink.
- Grease – In the kitchen it is tempting to just rinse off that frying pan and let the grease on it go down the drain. After all, it’s liquid right? Won’t it continue into the sewer line? Unfortunately, grease that is liquid when being rinsed away will soon solidify, especially as the water around it cools. Combined with hair or food particles, it can create truly stubborn clogs deep in your drains.
- Non Flushable Items – Certain items are not meant to be flushed. You’ll notice that toilet paper disintegrates almost the second it gets wet – it has been designed for flushing down the toilet. Napkins, paper towels and tissues, among other things, are not meant to be flushed.
The vast majority of drain clogs are completely preventable with some basic changes to how you clean, do dishes and use fixtures in both your kitchen and your bathroom. Make a few simple changes to the rules in your home and ensure everyone understands what can and cannot go down the drain and the vast majority of your problems will be alleviated for good.
For any plumbing service in the Havertown area, give Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. a call!