Preventive Drain Cleaning Tips

Woman Mopping Up Leaking Kitchen Sink On Phone To Plumber

Having to call a plumber each time there’s a clogged drain in your home can be quite frustrating. Of course, it gives you the assurance that the problem will be solved, especially if you have a reliable plumber from Hayes Plumbing. But sometimes the timing is not right and when you’re busy with other things, or if you have to leave home, or you don’t exactly have extra money for plumbing expenses, a clogged drain can really be frustrating.

Regular plumbing maintenance, as well as high-quality drain pipe materials, can help ensure that clogs are kept to a minimum. But most people do not actually get the opportunity to choose which plumbing materials are going to be used for their homes. Also, not all homeowners think about their plumbing until they are troubled by a clogged drain which at its worst can actually damage a home’s structure and pose health risks.

Clogged drains and the problems they cause can be prevented. Just follow these helpful cleaning tips and you may not have to worry about clogs at all:

Tip #1: When you’re cleaning up after everyone has eaten dinner, you should first run hot water through the drain to avoid grease build-up as well as hard water deposits. Once or twice a week, you can also put in half a cup of baking soda. Next, add half a cup of vinegar and wash everything with hot water.

Tip #2: Inspect tub stoppers every other month and remove all the hair and debris that has built up, which would mostly be made up of soap scum, body oils, and bacteria. Also, if you see any sign of wear and tear on your bathtub stopper, you should make it a point to replace it.

Tip #3: You know this already but we’ll say it anyway – your plumbing system needs regular inspection and maintenance. It’s a good idea to hire a dependable plumber every six months or at least once a year to check your home’s drain lines. Hayes Plumbing can provide you with the best plumbers who can see if there are any build-ups that could lead to a clog.

Tip#4: To prevent clogs in your kitchen sink, make sure that you do not pour coffee grids, grease, and other food chunks down the sink.

Tip #5: Almost all plumbers will tell you that you should stay away from chemical-based cleaners for your regular clog prevention as they can be very corrosive. It’s better to try a natural cleaner and let it sit at night. Make sure you wash it with large amounts of water.

For more helpful tips or if you need a professional to fix a clog, do call Hayes Plumbing! We’d be happy to take care of it for you!

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