One of the most common, persistent plumbing problems facing homeowners is the clogged drain. Clogged drains can be stubborn issues that impact how well your plumbing appliances work. This can result in slow drains, poor flushing, and even flooding. To avoid costly repairs, you’ll want to prevent clogs in your plumbing system any way you can. With the variety of things out there that can cause clogs in your plumbing, it may seem impossible to stay ahead of clogging plumbing. Here are a few ways to help prevent clogs in your plumbing system.
Many of the things that can clog your bathroom plumbing won’t be a problem in the rest of your home. For instance, hair in a shower or bathtub drain can be a huge clogging issue in your bathroom, but it probably won’t be an issue in your kitchen sink. Try placing a strainer over your tub drain to prevent hair clogs from forming. You can find simple and small strainers that fit right over your shower drain to catch any hair that would otherwise form a stubborn clog and cause your bathtub to drain slowly. You should also make sure that toilet paper is the only thing being flushed in your toilet. Any other paper or bathroom products should be thrown into a trash can to avoid a bad toilet clog.
When it comes to keeping your kitchen appliances clear of clogs, you’ll want to keep a close eye on your kitchen waste and cleaning products. Cooking grease may seem like it can be easily poured down your drain, but once these oils cool down, they stick to the insides of your plumbing, collecting refuse that can form a difficult clog in your sink. Always dispose of cooking oil by pouring it into a jar or bottle before throwing it in the garbage. You should also keep your garbage disposal clear to avoid food waste clogging your sink. This can cause a slow drain and even a foul odor in your kitchen. Be sure to run cold water through the garbage disposal for 10-15 seconds after using it to avoid buildup and keep your kitchen plumbing free of stubborn clogs.
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