How to Prevent Clogged Drains

Ways to Prevent Clogged Drains

A foul odor, slow drainage, leaking water: these are just a few of the signs that indicate a drain is clogged. If not taken care of in a timely manner, a clogged drain can lead to serious damage as well as health issues for those occupying the space. In order to prevent this type of plumbing disaster, it is important to know how to properly use and take care of your drains. Learn how to avoid clogged drains with the experts at Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. 

Be Careful When Disposing Waste

It is very important to realize that your kitchen sink is not a trashcan and it is imperative that you are careful when disposing of waste. There are certain things that should absolutely never go down your drains. Starting with the kitchen sink, you should refrain from putting egg shells, coffee grounds, grease, oil, fat, and thick fruit and vegetable peelings.

Purchase a Shower Drain Hair Catcher

Shower drains are not immune to clogs. Unfortunately, using certain hygiene and cosmetic products can lead to clogs as well as hair, dirt, and dead skin accumulation. A shower drain catcher can, well, catch all of your hair before it makes its way down your drain. Also, if you are someone who enjoys using bath bombs and soaps with additives, you can use a shower strainer and put nylon around the drain so the residue stays out of the drain. 

Brush Your Hair Before Bathing

You may be thinking, “Why would I brush my hair before showering or bathing?” When you brush your hair before you wash it, not only are you untangling it, but any strands that may be loose will get caught in the brush instead of your drain. It’s a win-win situation!

Clean Your Drains Often

Cleaning your drains often is important for preventing clogs. To clean your kitchen drain, we recommend turning on the hot water after pouring anything down it so that no buildup can occur. You can use baking soda and hot water for cleaning or pour one cup of vinegar into the drain and let it sit for about 30 minutes. This will help remove any foul odors as well as any buildup. 

When Faced With A Clogged Drain, Contact Stephens

If you are experiencing a clogged drain, don’t stress! Stephens is here to help. We have resolved many plumbing issues related to clogged drains, so you can rest assured that we will get the job done effectively and efficiently. Every member of our team is experienced, knowledgeable, and highly capable. We know that plumbing issues never happen at convenient times, which is why we offer emergency plumbing services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When it comes to our services, not only are we prompt and reliable, but we offer unbeatable prices and full price quotes before any work begins. If you’re living in the South Bay, Long Beach, or Orange County, give us a call today to schedule an appointment. Take up to 15% off of your next service with our coupons and check out our specials for new customers, seniors, firefighters, military and more. We look forward to helping you with all of your plumbing needs!