Clogged drains are among the most common of all plumbing issues that homeowners may experience in their homes. In best case scenarios, homeowners may be able to resolve a simple clog just by using a plunger to clear it out. Things are not so simple all of the time, though. It is also possible that homeowners will encounter very stubborn clogs, or even clogs deep in the system that wind up affecting the drains throughout their homes. In such cases, professional drain services in Corona, CA are necessary.
That being said, and while all clogs cannot be avoided, there are plenty of very easy ways in which you can minimize the occurrence of clogs in your home. Keep these tips in mind, and remember that prevention really is the best course of action when it comes to drain clogs. No measures will be 100% effective, but it is definitely in your best interest to take whatever steps possible to keep clogs as few and far between as possible.
Keep Food Scraps and Hair Out of the Drains
Well, obviously I’m not putting those materials down the drain on purpose! We understand if that is your reaction, but doing it on purpose isn’t the only issue here. You may not be intentionally putting these things down the drain, but are you doing enough to prevent them from getting down there anyway? If not, then you can count on clogs developing before long.
So how do you keep hair and food scraps out of the drains? You just put those cheap little drain covers over all of your drains! It really is that simple. If all you have to do to drastically cut down on the occurrence of clogged drains is spend a couple of dollars and stick something in the sink, why wouldn’t you take advantage of that?
Never Put Grease or Fat Down the Drain
Okay, no solids go down the drain. Got it. Now just let me pour this here pan of bacon drippings down the—what do you mean “stop!”? This stuff is liquid! Well, yes. That hot fat/grease is liquid—so long as it stays hot. But what is going to happen when you pour it down the drain and it cools off?
It will congeal! FOG (fat, oil, grease) has no place in your drainage system. Instead, pour it off into an old soup can or yogurt container. Stick it in the freezer and toss it away when next the trash goes out. Trust us, this is one of the most common causes of clogs that the plumbers here at The Sunny Plumber SoCal encounter!
Be Mindful of What You Flush
It’s not just the sinks and tubs in your home that can lead to drain clogs. The toilet is a major point of consideration, too. Don’t ignore items warning against their own flushing—and don’t believe everything you read.
Baby wipes especially make some big claims about their flushability. The truth of the matter, however, is that they are seldom as flushable as they claim. Play it safe and toss’em in the trash. If you run into trouble, schedule service with us.
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