The dreaded clogged drain is one of the most common problems homeowners face. Not only does it cause bad odor, it can also lead to several problems that require expensive Firestone Colorado plumbing repair.
It is far easier, not to mention inexpensive, to prevent clogs than it is to address the problem when it happens. Knowing what causes the drains to become clogged can save you a lot of money in the long run.
Avoid the inconvenience and annoyance of a clogged drain by following these tips.
Clean your drains routinely
Most Firestone homeowners do not think about drain maintenance until they experience a clogged drain. One of the best ways to prevent clogs is to prevent it in the first place.
To keep drains running freely, consider pouring a cup of baking soda down the drain, followed by half a cup of vinegar. Let it sit for about 15 minutes. Then, finish off by pouring hot water. This will do a great job of flushing the drain line. Another way is to fill the tub or sink with water to the brim. Then, pull out the stopper. Do this once a week to prevent clogged drain.
Use drain stoppers
One of the simplest ways to prevent clogs in the Firestone bathroom or kitchen is to use a drain stopper. This prevents soap scum, hair and food from entering the drain. However, these stoppers tend to accumulate hair, soap scums and other residues over time. That said, it is best to pull out the stoppers and clean them off once in a while.
You can avoid the hassle and the unnecessary spending by not allowing the culprits to go down the drain.
Flush with hot water
Cold water can make oils from food products build up on the interior surface of the pipe; thus, causing it to clog. Small bits of food may stick to grease in your pipes and cause a clog. To help things run smoothly, we suggest that you pour hot water down the drain to prevent grease build up.
Ditch the grease
Some things should never go down the drain, grease is one of them. Instead of throwing cooking grease down the drain, we suggest that you put it in a cardboard milk container or in an old coffee can. Then, throw it in the garbage can.