How To Keep My Drains From Clogging

Simple Drain Care Tips To Keep Your Drains From Clogging

How To Keep Your Drains From Clogging

If you want your drains to keep flowing well for a long time, there are some simple things you can do to keep your drains clear and your water flowing!

Keep hair out of the drains.

If you shave, wipe the whiskers out of the sink instead of just washing them down. And rinse your razor in a small container of water, then strain the water through a fine strainer to keep the hair out of the drain. If you have long hair, brush it well right before you get in the shower. While a few hairs won’t harm a drain, they definitely build up over time and can cause significant drain clogs down the road.

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Use a mesh screen over your drains.

These are especially useful in the kitchen sink and in showers. They will catch any debris that tries to flow into your drain, so it can’t build up and cause clogging. Be sure to empty these screens into the trash regularly, so the screen itself isn’t inhibiting the flow of water down your drain.

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Keep fats, oils, and grease out of your drains.

These may be liquid when you pour them down, but they congeal as they cool. They can bind to your drain as they harden, narrowing it and trapping more debris. These can become major clogs.

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Finally, remember that your garbage disposal can’t do everything

Don’t use it to grind up bones (even small ones!) or especially fibrous items (like corn husks). These can damage the disposal itself, or let chunks through that will cause drain clogs later. Be reasonable with your disposal usage, and your drains will have great longevity. 

Call The Surfin’ Plumbers for Drain Cleaning Services in Nashville Today!

If you’re not sure whether something will damage your drains, give us a call. We can come out to check them, and give you a free estimate on any necessary repairs. Make an appointment for drain cleaning, or reach out to one of our Nashville plumbers for any other service you may need!! 

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