Drain Maintenance for Everyday Use
Hair Clogged in Your Drain
More than anything else, hair is the primary culprit behind most household clogs, especially as it pertains to the bathroom pipes. It’s only natural, of course. Shaving, grooming, even shampooing can cause you to lose quite a lot of hair over a short period of time. If you have people with long hair in your family, the chances of facing a clog in the near future grow ever more likely. While having everyone in the family shave their heads is a drastic measure to take, there are some simple steps you can take to avoid needing professional drain cleaning. Install some special filters or strainers and catch the hair rather than letting it flow into the pipes.
Pour a bottle full of vegetable oil down the kitchen sink and you probably won’t run into any problems. Pour that same amount down the hole after you've cooked with it and it may be the last thing that goes down without a fight. When it comes to your kitchen sink, no substance creates as much need for drain cleaning as used cooking oil. Once it cools after cooking, it hardens into a white, sticky mess that clings to the side of your pipes. It doesn't take many times of doing this before you’re facing a real problem with water flow. Instead of pouring it down the sink, pour it into a sealable bottle or can and throw it out with the trash
Toilet paper is very light and practically disintegrates when put through the plumbing system. Paper towels, tampons, and feminine napkins are not the same and should never be flushed down the toilet. It is another of the most common reasons for a clog and it is why nearly all Santa Fe City drain cleaning specialists advise finding something else to do with these paper products.
To maintain your disposal:
- Put ice cubes in the disposal to sharpen the blades between uses.
- Grind up citrus fruits in the disposal for a fresh citrus smell.
- Use a specially designed disposal brush to remove hard to reach deposits that cause odors and food build-up.
Call Paul's Plumbing & Heating, Inc. today to get the help you need if you drains are backed up.