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Preventing Drain Clogs at Home

Preventing Drain Clogs at Home

A clogged and overflowing drain can be a huge hassle and create a lot of mess. And nobody wants to deal with a clogged drain, especially not when it’s backed up and taking forever to clear. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips from plumbing experts on how to clean and prevent drain clogs in your home. Keep reading to learn more!

Watch What You Put Down the Drain

One of the most important things you can do to prevent drain clogs is to be proactive about what goes down your drain. That means no pouring grease, fats, or oils down the sink! These substances will solidify in your pipes and over time, they will build up and create a blockage. 

You should also avoid putting coffee grounds, eggshells, or other food waste down the drain. Even if you have a garbage disposal, these items can still cause problems further down the line. So, what should you do with them instead? The best bet is to compost them or throw them in the trash.

Regularly Clean Your Drains

Cleaning your drains weekly can help you keep up on cleaning and maintaining your drains. Regular cleanings will help to prevent any buildup of debris, grime, or gunk that could eventually lead to a clog.

You can clean your drains yourself by pouring a mixture of baking soda and vinegar down the drain and letting it sit for a few hours. Then, flush with hot water. Alternatively, you can use a plunger or snake to clear any blockages. If you have a serious problem, however, it’s always best to call in a professional plumber.

What to Do If You Have a Small Blockage

Small clog…now what? There are some DIY fixes you can do at home. You can use a plunger to clear any small blockages that may have formed. For more stubborn clogs, you may need to use a drain snake or auger. There are also chemical cleaners that you can use – just be sure to follow the directions carefully and use gloves when handling them. You can also contact a local plumber to assess your drain systems and give you the best possible solution.

Frequent Drain Clogs

If you find that your drains are starting to clog more frequently, don’t wait until it’s too late. The longer you wait, the worse the problem will get. It’s a good idea to have your drains professionally cleaned by a plumber. This will remove any built-up debris and help keep your drains flowing freely.

Invest in Expert Plumbing & Drain Services: Give Us a Call!

Being proactive about drain care can save you a lot of headaches down the road. At Titan Plumbing, we offer sewer and drain cleaning as well as water and drain line maintenance services. We provide our customers with:

Sewer & Drain Cleaning

  • Drain & sewer rodding
  • Hydro-jetting (or jet-rodding)
  • Drain maintenance

Water & Drain Line Maintenance

  • Interior and exterior water line repair and re-piping
  • Collapsed floor drain repair
  • Sewer gas leak diagnosis and repair
  • Drain and sewer line maintenance
  • Well tank replacement
  • Interior and exterior drain line repair and re-piping
  • Trap repair
  • Leak beneath slab diagnosis and repair
  • Cleanout installation
  • Collapsed sewer repair
  • Water leak diagnosis and repair
  • Drain and sewer line cleaning
  • Frozen pipe thawing

Give us a call today at 630-907-9655!

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