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Tips to Keep Your Drains from Clogging

Our drains filter out and flushing away debris and water. However, this often leads to drains being clogged in the process of serving this purpose. Common reasons for are; hair, soap scum, cooking grease and coffee grounds.

Below we will go through ways to clogged drains keep your drains clear and how to dispose of common debris that ultimately leaves your drains clogged.

  • Do not dispose of clogging waste in sinks
    There are a variety of different ways to dispose of waste that clogs drains, other than dumping them down a drain. For example, through your cooking grease in a coffee can and throw it in the trash or dispose of coffee grounds in the garbage. When it comes to shower drains, adding a drain grate or screen will help by catching hair or any other potential clogging material. Also brushing your drains regularly will prevent hair and soap scum from accumulating.

  • Be cautious when using store bought drain cleaners
    Use store bought drain cleaners cautiously. Store bought cleaners are just as effective as DIY concoctions but you need to be careful to not use too much cleaner. This is because Lye, which is an active ingredient that is in most store drain cleaners. These concoctions are powerful and using too much can be harmful to your lungs and eyes. Therefore, it is imperative that you follow the directions on the label carefully and only use the advised amoun

  • Use hot water to rinse kitchen drains
    Make sure to use hot water to rinse kitchen drains. This helps to make oils found in food products run down the drain easier and faster. You can do this by letting your hot water run for a few seconds after pouring food oil down the sink.

  • Install a kitchen strainer in your sink

The best way to not have to go through the hassle of needing to clean your kitchen drain thoroughly is to install a sink strainer. The strainer catches waste particles and food, making sure that only water and food oils enter the drain. The best part about this is that cleaning the strainer is extremely simple. All you need to do is remove the strainer and toss food chunks and particles into the trash.

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