Preventing a clogged drain may seem like a “pipe dream,” but you can do a few things to avoid the hassle of a clogged drain.

Whether it’s the shower, kitchen, or toilet here are three things you can do to keep clogs from happening.

1.    Don’t Flush It/Drain It

Many products on the market claim to be flushable, but this is not the case. There are also things you may think are okay to rinse down the drain, but they may not break down in water and will end up causing a back-up or clog in your system.

A few things to avoid flushing or rinsing down the drain include:

  • Baby Wipes
  • Paper Towels
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Facial Tissues
  • Paint
  • Eggshells
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Produce Stickers

If it isn’t toilet paper or something that will break down in water just skip flushing it and don’t rinse it down the drain.

2.    Implement Mesh Traps

Catching items before they can go down the drain is a great way to avoid clogging the system. Mesh traps, especially in the shower, will help catch hair clogs. It may be unpleasant cleaning out these traps but is much less unpleasant than a clogged drain and unexpected plumbing bill.

3.    Maintain the System

Most people don’t think of having their plumbing system checked. However, there are a lot of reasons to have a professional conduct a regular drain cleaning and system check. Drain cleaning will ensure your home’s pipes are in working condition. Additionally, drain cleaning will provide:

  • Longer drain lifespan.
  • Prevention of odors.
  • Ensuring quick drainage.
  • Elimination of unnecessary repairs and expenses.

Drain cleaning and inspection will also verify there are no other issues that can cause problems, like root intrusion or pipe erosion. Clogs can’t be predicted, but they can be caught before they become a major problem.

Call TR Miller When You Need a Plumber

We’ll do all we can to get to you fast to carry out plumbing repairs to the highest standard. No matter what you need, or where you are in the area, we’ll give you our best attention at all times. In addition to plumbing repairs and installation, we can also assist with plumbing maintenance. Call us if this is something we can assist with.

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