There’s nothing worse than blocked drains, but there are a few proactive steps you can take to keep your drains clog free. Hair, cooking oil, coffee, and soap scum are all prime culprits that cause drain blockages, so follow these tips to help maintain clog-free drains and prevent an emergency call out to your plumber!
Invest in a drain gate
A drain gate will do exactly as the name suggests – keep things out of your drain! For your bathroom, covering your drain’s opening will help to catch hair and soap to prevent it from clogging up your drains. For your kitchen, invest in a strainer to catch excess food to prevent it from escaping down your drain and causing blockages.
Think about garbage disposal
It’s important to be mindful about what you’re putting down your kitchen sink. Cooking grease, coffee grinds, eggshells, and other bits of food really shouldn’t go down the drain. Contrary to what you may think, grease and oil won’t go down the pipes, but instead will stick to the sides and gradually cause a huge clog. Coffee grounds and eggshells can easily create a blockage in your pipe so it’s better to put them in the bin or better still, put them in your compost bin so they can decompose.
Use hot water
A little hot water goes a long way when it comes to keeping drains clog free. Rinse your pipes with running hot water to help liquefy any grease that’s stuck and flush out your pipes. It can also be helpful in the bathroom to help clear your drains of leftover soap and shampoo.
The best way to keep drains clog free is to be proactive! By being careful with what you put down your drain, regularly removing any hair and investing in drain cleaning products, you can prevent any unwanted blockages and call out to Mr. Plumber Vancouver!
While these are all preventative measures, they may not be so effective in emergency situations. If you’re experiencing a blockage, give us a call and we can unblock your drains and leave you clog free in no time!