Looking to pick up a new skill this New Year? Why not try picking up some common plumbing practices to avoid drain clogs! Although clogging a drain is never foreseen, it does happen quite frequently and more times than anyone would ever like to admit. Before ripping your toilet or sink out of the ground this year, here are helpful plumbing practice tips to prevent drain clogs:
Only Flush Toilet Paper
This may sound reminiscent of your parents scolding you, but it still rings true: only flush toilet paper. Toilet paper, just like standard paper, breaks down and decomposes when water is applied. If you decide to flush anything but toilet paper down your toilet, there is a higher risk of the drain becoming clogged, followed by a potential flood.
Screen Your Drain
Most sink drains become clogged on a daily basis because many people don’t have garbage disposals installed in their homes. When an affordable screen drain cover is installed, it will capture any loose debris from falling down the drain. This will save you time and money since you won’t have to unclog your drain.
Toss Oil and Grease Away
When many people cook in their kitchens, they are notorious for dumping oil and grease down their sink drains. Although this might be an easy alternative to get rid of the substance, it’s the most harmful to your home’s plumbing. The best advice is to avoid discarding it down the sink and bottle it up. Once you bottle up the substances, you can place them in the garbage.
At Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, we only have plumbers that are licensed and insured, offer competitive pricing and will leave your house as clean as we found it! Whether you need a complete plumbing gut or just want to schedule routine maintenance, we’re the Wright prescription for comfort.