The best way to avoid drain clogs is to take preventative steps that keep them from happening in the first place. After all, tough drain clogs can really mess up plans as we head into the holiday season. Even if you’re not experiencing any drain problems, it’s a good idea to schedule plumbing maintenance in Montgomery County.
In fact, it’s the best way to prevent drain clogs altogether. When you schedule a plumbing maintenance appointment on your own terms, you won’t have to schedule an emergency plumbing appointment later on, likely at the worst possible time. You keep reading to learn more about the importance of plumbing maintenance and what we do during these appointments.
Garbage Disposal Tips
One of the most common places that we see drain clogs is in the pipes attached to kitchen sinks. It is so easy to rinse food particles down your drain and think that they aren’t causing problems. This is especially true when you have a garbage disposal. However, even with garbage disposals you need some restraint in what you’re putting down the drain. For example egg shells, coffee grounds and vegetable scraps with fibrous skins do not need to go down your kitchen drains.
We also encourage you to clean your garbage disposal regularly. This is a great way to prevent buildup that can lead to tough clogs. You can put ice into your garbage disposal as one way of cleaning out the blades and grime. You can also use baking soda and vinegar to get rid of residue and reduce bad odors. Both of these steps are also preventing drain clogs in the process.
Household Drain Tips
You want to be equally careful with other drains in your home. It’s easy to think that other sinks aren’t having anything besides soap and water go down the drain. But leaving your drains open all of the time also leaves opportunity for objects to go down the drain accidentally. We recommend installing mesh drain covers in each sink or tub around your home.
These drain covers are very easy to remove and wipe off to eliminate any debris from going down your drains. In fact, you might be surprised at what these mesh drain covers capture that would otherwise enter your plumbing system. Things like hair, paper, toys, and even chunks of soap can have a major impact on clogs. They stick to the sides of your plumbing and then attract other particles to form a clog.
Avoiding Drain Cleaners
If you do find yourself facing a plumbing clog somewhere in your home, please give our team a call. We discourage you from using chemical drain cleaners because they can damage your pipes in the process of eliminating clogs.
These chemicals are very harsh and often do more harm than good. Plus, they are dangerous to have around your family, especially children and pets. We have much safer and more effective methods to break down tough clogs with no chemicals involved.
Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling does what’s right for our customers. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment for drain cleaning services.