Drains 101

July 15, 2020 9:44 pm Published by

Will it drain?

Sink drains, floor drains, bathtub drains and laundry drains. Here are some tips on how to avoid the clog, plug, or over flow.

Ensure all drains have a mesh screen over them to catch any debris, such as hair, food scraps, dirt, lint, etc.

mesh drain screen

Kitchen: Always scrape your dishes into the green bin or compost before rinsing, then put them in the dishwasher or wash them in the sink. Remember to run your dishwasher only when you have a full load for maximum efficiency and energy savings.

food composter

Bathroom: Brush your hair right before a shower to ensure you are getting out as much loose hair as possible, but do not flush it. When it comes to pets, try to wash them outside when the weather is warm to avoid excess hair in your drains. If you can’t wait, try investing in a wash tub for your furry friend!

Invest in a quality auger or plunger. If draining doesn’t go your way, avoid chemical plumbers and call a real one! Liquid drain clearing solutions aren’t as great as you would assume, as the corrosive chemical products will eat your pipes and your plumber’s hands.

chemical drain cleaner

The things that you probably wouldn’t want in your own drinking water or ocean should never be put down the drain. This includes nail polishes, bleach and other strong household cleaners, anti-freeze and motor oil, and even cosmetics and perfume.

To keep drains in good working order, pour a good amount of hot water down the drains, especially your rarely used ones, to ensure that they are in good working order when the time comes for use! This might fix the problem for some people, whilst other people may see no improvements. If that’s the case in your home, it might be time to consider contacting a professional to look at your drains if they are clogging up. Clogged drains can be problematic in households, so be sure to contact someone who can help. Some people have previously recommended Paul The Plumber for these sorts of jobs. For those interested, they could visit that website now to learn more about the sort of services offered. If you’re not located near to that company, be sure to look around your local area for another plumber who could help you unblock these drains. Water in homes needs to be able to drain properly, so any clogs can cause problems. Make sure to get in contact with a professional if you notice draining is slower than usual in your home.

That’s all the tips we have for you today. Happy draining!

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