How to Prevent Slow-Moving Drains in Your Home

Clogged drains are a very common problem in homes when it comes to plumbing, and they were even the focus of a recent blog post right here. While we are happy to complete exceptional drain cleaning services for you, we also know that homeowners may want to avoid the problem in the first place  — we certainly would. That’s why we are happy to share some simple tips to help keep your sinks and shower/bathtub from clogging up to begin with so you don’t have to resort to calling a plumber.

Even the most careful of us will likely wind up with a slow-moving drain here and there, of course. When that does happen, we strongly recommend contacting a member of our team. We are always available for thorough drain cleaning in Myakka City.

  • Use mesh screens in order to prevent hair, food particles, and other materials from making their way into your drain. This is easily one of the simplest and most effective ways in which to keep your drains free of clogs. Equally important is that you empty these mesh strainers regularly. Otherwise, they themselves will cause a backup, and you’ll find your sinks and tub draining slowly despite the fact that the drain itself is not clogged!
  • Taking a shower? Be sure to brush your hair right before you get in. That will help to remove any loose hair that may work free during a vigorous shampooing, and prevent it from winding up in your drain. Additionally, consider keeping a small container of water nearby if shaving in the shower. Rinse the razor in this small reserve, rather than under the faucet, and dump it through a fine strainer to keep those whiskers and hairs out of the drain.
  • Remember that your garbage disposal has its limitations. Keep bones, fibrous materials (celery, corn husks), and grease/fats out of the disposal. You can damage it or wind up with buildups that could easily lead to a clogged kitchen sink. Proper use will help to keep everything running properly, your drains included.

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