The average person does not think about their drains until there is a problem. But this is not a wise course of action. Ideally you should take steps each day to protect and maintain your drains. There are a number of simple things you can do on a daily basis to ensure your drain remains in good working order. While these steps are simple, they can end up saving you thousands of dollars and preventing unnecessary headaches.
One common problem people have with their drains is clogs. There are several things you can do to avoid most clogs from developing. Food, grease, and hair are the most common causes of clogs. One simple way to protect your drains from clogs and other types of damage is to never put food, grease and hair in your drains. You can also add a strainer to your kitchen drain so grease, coffee grinds, pasta, potato peels, rice or anything else does not accidentally get into the drain. In the bathroom keep all hair out the drain. Hair mixes with soap scum and other debris and creates clogs. A strainer can help here as well.
Another way you can protect your drains is to immediately deal with slow drains. A slow drain signals a developing clog. Have it fixed quickly before it becomes a major problem. Pop-up stoppers can collect soap scum and hair. You should clean them regularly to prevent problems. Beware of using drain cleaning products made with harsh chemicals. They can erode pipes and cause bigger problems. Instead try rinsing your drain regularly with hot water. You can also occasionally pour a cup each of baking soda and vinegar down the drain. Follow this with boiling water. This will loosen dirt and grime and help to prevent clogs.
These are a few tips that if done regularly can help to prevent slogs and keep your drains in good condition. Should clogs or other problems with your drains develop, you should contact us immediately. We will quickly clear the clog and take care of any other issues you have with your drains.
Are you dealing with clogged drains in your Burlingame home? Call James Caccia Plumbing at (650) 376-6800 and schedule a service call today!
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