How to Prevent Clogged Drains
August 6, 2012
A drain line has only one purpose in life – to move water from point A to point B. But when water starts returning to point A, or bursting through an underground pipe to other points the result can be unpleasant, to say the least.
So what can you do to prevent clogs in the first place?
- Check your sink and tub stoppers at least four times a year for hair and bio-film buildup.
- Once a week, fill each sink in your home to the brim, and then pull up the stopper. The volume and weight of the water will help flush the drain lines
- Once a month or so, pour an organic drain cleaner down each of your drains. Organic products work much better than the chemical drain cleaners and won’t damage your fixtures or pipes.
- Never pour oil or grease down a drain; use a jar that you can later discard instead.
Should a clog occur anyway, try using a plunger first. But remember, don’t use a plunger after applying a chemical drain cleaner. Chemicals can damage steel and iron pipes, eventually causing them to leak or burst.
Call Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric today at (303) 232-6611 if you need professional assistance.