You never realized the importance of drain cleaning until you are showering, ankle deep in yucky, murky water. Or when you are brushing your teeth over the bathroom sink and…well, you get the idea.
Drain cleaning for many homeowners is an after-thought. And many of you reach for the various at-home remedies to unclog the drain yourself or pick up products with harmful chemicals in stores. While we applaud your efforts, let the experts at St. Matthews Plumbing take care of the dirty work.
Drains are an essential piece to your home plumbing system. Think about all the water that is disposed of each day. Without clean and healthy drains to escort the wastes from your drains out, your plumbing health deteriorates which can cause major problems in your home.
So, how do we prevent this yucky issue?
How to Prevent Clogged Drainage Systems
Before we resolve the issue, we have to know how to prevent it from occurring again. Having a chronically clogged drain can be quite annoying, but there are some things you can do to prevent this from happening.
- Store Your Grease. Take it back to the old days and dump your grease in an old container instead of your sink. Disposing of grease down the kitchen sink can slowly cause massive build up as the grease catches other loose particles as they travel through the pipes. The last thing you need is a stopped up sink over Thanksgiving.
- Don’t Stop the Stopper. Keep your kitchen sink stopper clear of debris, especially if you do not have a disposal. It’s even more difficult to clear the sink drain without a disposal system, causing major issues and a downright stinky situation.
- Catch Some Hair. Long hair and conditioning products are a drain’s worst nightmare. Purchase a stopper for the tub to place over the drain, preventing hair from reaching your pipes.
Drain systems become clogged for a variety of reasons. Hair, soap, oils and any other object besides water that enters your drains can cause a backup. While some of these clogs seem minor and more of a nuisance than a priority, these problems can escalate into a major problem later.
Contacting St. Matthews Plumbing for a professional opinion, and having your drains inspected and cleaned often is the best way to prevent and resolve drainage issues. Click here to schedule an appointment or give us a call at (502) 822-5350.