Drain blockages can happen at the most inopportune times and wreak havoc on your daily routine. If your drains ever do get blocked then don’t hesitate to call us, However in this blog I will be going over tips on how you can avoid getting blocked drains in the first place. The first step is to have them cleaned by a professional, it stops any build up and may just save you a headache down the line. Once they are cleaned you should follow these simple steps to keep them clear.
1: Don’t Pour Grease Down Your Drain:
Grease from things like frying pans and grill trays can be a nightmare for your drains. Once it goes down the drain it cools down and solidifies which can lead to them blocking and backing up. Try pouring this grease into a can and disposing of it another way to save yourself hassle down the line.
2: Be Careful What You Flush:
Only flush toilet paper down your toilet. The so called “flushable” wipes that are everywhere now are one of the biggest causes for blockages in households. Throw them in the bin after use to avoid any unpleasant surprises.
3: Use Strainers in Kitchen & Bathroom Drains:
Strainers are quite inexpensive and are extremely useful in kitchen sinks so that any waste food can be caught before it falls down into the drain. Using them in bathroom drains is also advisable as they stop hairs from going down into drains and getting tangled up. This is especially good advice for anyone who bathes their pets in the bath.
4: Run Hot Water Down Your Drains:
Running hot water down your kitchen sink can help to get rid of any grease or oil deposits that have become trapped in your drains. Similarly running very hot water down your bathroom drains can get rid of soap build up in your bathroom drains.
Being conscientious about what you put down your drains can save you time and money in the long run. If you use these 4 simple tips for keeping your drain unclogged you shouldn’t have any trouble. However if you do run into trouble Advance Maintenance is here to help.
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