Clogged drains are one of the world’s biggest nuisances. It makes washing dishes, your hands, and showering more difficult and messy. If you use Draino or something similar to clear your pipes every time you get a clog, it might clear your drains but it will deteriorate your pipes. After a number of times of flushing Draino down your pipes, they will snap because they are so flimsy. The best solution is to avoid having clogged drains in the first place. How do you do that you might ask. We are here to help with the answers.
Stop Using the Garbage Disposal So Much
Yes, the garbage disposal is supposed to chop up leftover food so that it doesn’t clog the drain. What most people don’t realize when it chops up the food is it isn’t removing the sticky and slimy substance of the food. It still creates layers of grime on the sides of the pipes and will clog over time. You are still able to use the garbage disposal for its designated purpose. The problems arise when you overuse it. You will cut the garbage disposal’s lifespan in half if you depend on it day in and day out. Make sure that you try to throw all the leftover food from your dinner plate in the trash before you turn to the garbage disposal.
Use Drain Screens
There are screens that are specifically designed to fit in your drains to catch food, hair, and anything else that causes clogs before they go down into the drains. They are very cheap and can save you a lot of money when it helps you avoid a clog that eventually breaks the pipe. They make them for all different types of drains. You can cover every drain in the house whether it is the kitchen sink, bathroom sink, or shower.
Professional Drain Cleaning
No matter how hard you try, the slime and grime will add up over time to cause clogs. The harder you try, the longer it will be. But it is inevitable that a clog will happen at some point. Every once in a while, it is a good idea to invest in a professional drain cleaning to avoid any trouble. If you have too many clogs, or leave a clog go untreated for too long, it can put too much pressure on the pipes and cause a break. A break is much harder to fix. It is a lot more hassle and money for you if that happens. A professional drain cleaning is inexpensive. Preventive work will save you more money than you would have ever thought. We see it all the time.