Tired of your drains clogging? The truth is, you can prevent drain clogging easily with some help from the professionals. Here are some easy ways to prevent drain clogging in your sinks and showers.
If your drains are currently having problems draining, the first step is cleaning them out. Cleaning your drains out will give you a fresh start to prevent drain clogging from.
For sinks, drain cleaning is actually quite simple and can be done as a DIY project, if you’re comfortable removing a pipe from under your sink. If your tub drain is giving you problems, you don’t want to DIY your sink drain, or DIY hasn’t solved the problem, it’s time to get some help from your local drain cleaning professionals.
POM Plumbing can have your drains back in working order in no time. With some help from our power washer or a snake, we can unblock any drain in your home and have it draining like new.
Soap and Water
Once your drains are back to their fully functional selves, there is one simple rule for keeping them clog free: never put anything down them but soap and water. It may sound obvious, but it’s easy to forget or shrug off this simple rule – especially in the kitchen.
When we say soap and water only, we mean it! There are a lot of things that slip down our drains without us realizing, just for lack of attention. For example, grease from cooking is a huge cause for clogs. If you cook something with a lot of grease, like bacon, let the grease harden in the pan and then scrape it out with a paper towel before washing it in the sink.
The same goes for things like rice, flower mixtures, and other tiny remnants of food. If you want to keep your drain from clogging, wipe all of these things out into the trash before washing your dishes.
Soap and water is easy to agree to in your head, but in practice, it’s a bit harder than just keeping the food in the trash. This is especially true in the bathroom. After all, how are you going to avoid hair going down the drain? The answer is simple: you need some clog prevention methods in place as well. Spend a few dollars on a drain trap to keep hair, lint, and other foreign things from entering your tub drain. By dumping the trap out in the trashcan each time it gets a small clump of hair in it, you’ll keep all of that from building up inside the drain and prevent future clogs from appearing.
If you struggle to keep every food particle from entering your kitchen drain, like most normal people do, learning how to remove and dump out the drain pipe yourself can be a great way to maintain drain integrity. Even doing this once every 6 months or so can make a huge difference in draining abilities. If all else fails, POM Plumbing is here to help with any drain clogs that manage to happen anyway. Just give us a call and we’ll be happy to assist!