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Tips for Avoiding Clogged Drains

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Tips for Avoiding Clogged Drains

water-flowing-through-drainThere are so many problems that can develop with a plumbing system that certain issues are always going to be put on the backburner. While a properly installed, well-maintained system is not going to give you problems very frequently, the fact is that you are much more likely to make something like a toilet that won't stop overflowing a priority than you are, say, a toilet that seems to run for too long a time. The way we see it, however, there is not really any such thing as a "minor" plumbing problem.

No, not everything is an emergency, but ignoring more common issues like clogged drains can leave you dealing with more serious issues down the road. As is usually the case with any system in your home, your plumbing system will benefit greatly from some simple preventative measures. Protect your plumbing in West Hartford, CT by avoiding clogged drains with these simple tips. You'll be protecting your convenience, as well.

Use Drain Covers

This is one of the most obvious-sounding of the tips that we are going to give you today, but it is an important one and it is one that a lot of homeowners overlook -- trust us, we've made the service calls. These drain covers are readily available for very cheap at pretty much any hardware store. The science is not difficult here, folks. The best way to keep clogs out of your drains is to keep items that shouldn't go down the drains out of them to begin with.

Use Your Garbage Disposal Responsibly

We love garbage disposals. They help to cut down on waste in the landfill, they help you to cut down on trips to the trash barrels outside, and they simply make it a lot simpler to clean up the kitchen after a big meal. What they cannot do, though, is handle anything that you throw their way.

A garbage disposal isn't going to do anything to deal with materials like hot fats, oils, and liquid grease. These materials will congeal when they cool down, and they can cause serious clogs when that happens. Keep starches and pasta out of the drains as well, garbage disposal or not. They will expand when wet and lead to clogs.

Brush Your Hair Out Before Showering, and Clean Up After Shaving

It doesn't matter if you have a full head of hair, or if you've got very little going on up there at this point. Brushing your hair before you get into the shower will help to prevent loose hairs on your head from working their way out -- and winding up in your drains. By doing this and keeping a drain cover in the shower drain, you can help to minimize the risk of clogs in the tub.

Regardless of whether you are shaving in the shower or at the sink, we also strongly urge you to wipe your shavings up with a paper towel and to drop it all in the trash. They may be small in stature, but these bits of hair can cause big clogs down the road.

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September 18, 2017 | Categories: Plumbing Service

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