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Easton Drain Cleaning Services - Tips and Pointers

Easton Drain Cleaning Services - Tips and Pointers

When your drains become severely clogged the only option is to hire an Easton drain cleaning professional to help you unclog them. However, there are things you can do to make your drain clogging happen less frequently.

Here are some tips and pointers to help you with drains before you call a professional for a Easton drain cleaning service.

Install a Drain Cover or Catch

Most drain clogs are caused by unwanted items falling down your drains or pipes. These items cannot be pushed by water through your plumbing system, and they remain stuck. To keep this from happening, you can install a drain cover or catch over your drain.

A drain cover or catcher is normally a small piece of plastic or metal that fits over your drain. It has holes in it to allow water to pass through, but it works as a filtering system for over objects. It can catch all foreign objects and reduce the amount of hair that falls down your drain. Not only will a drain catcher keep your drain clean, but it will reduce the chances of losing something valuable, such as you favorite pair of earrings, down your bathroom sink.

Use Baking Soda

When you notice your sink is completely clogged, a good household item that you can use to temporarily fix your problems is baking soda. You should remove as much of the backed up liquid as possible before adding 1 cup of baking soda into the drain. You can follow up the baking soda with hot water. After you let it sit for a while, you can run cool water down the drain, and your clogging should slowly disappear. If you do not have baking soda, you can use vinegar in a similar method. This can be a temporary fix, but you should have a professional Easton drain cleaning plumber take a look at what caused your drain to clog.

Add a Strainer in Your Shower

A shower drain is one of the most likely drains in your house to become clogged. Not only does it take down all the dirt and particles from your body during a shower, but it also has to digest fallen hair and shampoo matter. Shampoo and soap create suds that aren’t always easily broken down by water, especially when they are entangled in discarded hair.

Similar to a drain cover or catcher, a shower strainer can help reduce the amount of hair and debris from entering your drainage system through your shower. You can place a strainer at the opening of your shower drain, and clean it regularly. This will help reduce the amount of hair that enters your shower.

Avoid Putting Certain Foods down Your Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal in your kitchen sink is a great tool, but there are certain food items that you should avoid disposing through your garbage disposal. It is recommend that you find another way to get rid of potato peals, rice, noodles, egg shells, bones and other hard food items.

The best rule of thumb is to think about everything before you dispose of it. If you have a feeling that an item might clog your garbage disposal, then it is best to just throw the item in the trash can. In fact, you might consider only using your garbage disposal for small leftover on your plate instead of a place to dispose of all foods.

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