How to Help Your Plumbing System Drain The Way It Should
Your plumbing system is kind of a big deal.
In fact, you might have more than one story of how it feels when it doesn't work.
From our experience, it feels awful when your toilet clogs or your shower won't drain.
So, to help you avoid that situation, we're going over tips to keep your drains flowing the way they should.
That way you can live your life without worrying about sewage backing up in your basement.
To Start Off, It's A Good Idea To Use Strainers.
Hair, soap scum, and other gunk can build up over time and cause some nasty clogs.
Using filters in your drains is a simple and effective way to keep most of that gunk out.
And if you can keep all that out of your drains, you can stop most clogs from forming in the first place!
But if hair and junk does make it into your shower drain, you can watch the video below to see how to clean it out.
How to Fix a Slow Bathtub Drain
Click this link for a video showing you how to fix it yourself as part of our Do It Yourself series.
Along The Same Lines, Keep The Wrong Things Out Of The Toilet.
You might know what it's like when someone flushes a toy down your toilet. It's not fun.
But wipes, paper towels, feminine hygiene products, and grease can cause as much damage or more.
So, it's a good idea to only flush water, toilet paper, and sewage down the toilet.
Also, avoid "flushable" wipes. They don't break down as toilet paper does, and they can cause some serious havoc to your system.
And Don't Use Chemical Cleaners. They Often Make The Problem Worse.
Here's the Thing. Chemical drain cleaners WILL break down most clogs and let them flush down the drain.
They will ALSO eat away at the bottom of the pipes you send them down.
Over time and extended use, they can even carve a channel down the bottom of the pipe, weakening it until it fails.
So if you want to send something down to help clear out a clog, stick to hot water, baking soda, and vinegar.
If you want something to help maintain your pipes, an enzyme treatment such as BioOne is an even better fit.
The Problem With Chemical Drain Cleaners
Click this link for a video packed full of important information you need to know about clearing your drains safely and effectively.
If You Still Have Problems, It's Wise To Call A Professional Sooner Rather Than Later.
Of course, no matter what you do, there are some problems you can't predict or control.
If that happens, the worst thing you can do is ignore it.
Problems will only get worse the longer you neglect them, and the repair often gets a lot more expensive.
So if you start having problems you can't figure out yourself, it's crucial to get them handled by a pro as soon as you can.
On top of fixing the problem, a skilled plumber should be able to give you tips to keep your specific system at its best.
And As Always, We're Here To Help If You Have Any More Questions!
Following the tips above will be huge in keeping your drains flowing.
If you do them all, you might never have a problem that needs professional help to fix.
But, if you do have any problems or questions, Any Hour Services would be happy to help.
One of our drain techs can help clear out your drain lines, get a look inside your pipes, and give you repair options.
So give us a call or schedule an appointment online today so you can get you back to a safe and comfortable place.
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Author: Nathanael Stuver
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Feb 13th 2023