Why a Drain Guard is a Wise Investment

Toilet paper? Check. Towels? Check. Drain guard? Negative. Whether it’s the bathroom or kitchen, one of the most essential accessories to have on deck is a drain guard. Readily available in a variety of shapes and sizes, this little device will make your sink or bathtub much safer — but how so? Let us explain:

What is a Drain Guard?

Feeling as if it has been around since the start of in-home plumbing, a drain guard is a little mesh-made cover that goes over an open sink or bathtub drain. This protective accessory will prevent anything from falling down into your plumbing pipes and being lost forever.

How Does it Work?

Typically found at any home improvement or dollar store, this relatively inexpensive gadget will immediately stop any of your prized possessions from stumbling “down the rabbit hole” the minute they come in contact with the drain guard; think of this gadget in the same regard as a pasta strainer! That being said, here a few of the many items it will help stay afloat:

  • Jewelry

  • Nuts/Bolts

  • Pills

In addition to items of importance, a drain guard will also help prevent hair and other clog-inducing materials from tumbling down your drain.

What Other Benefits Does it Include?

A drain guard will help keep any potential clogs from forming in your pipes, which will also help prevent any stress headaches, too. Additionally, a drain guard will help eliminate a homeowner from using an unsafe declogging method: a chemical drain cleaner.

Once you insert a drain guard into one drain in your home, you’ll want to place one in every single drain that you encounter. In fact, a drain guard is a wise investment for any homeowner to make (and you’ll thank yourself down the road)!

Have a Clog? Give Us a Call!

At Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air, we are here for all of your plumbing and heating/cooling needs, which is why we offer 24/7 emergency services. For more information on the services we provide, visit us on the web or give us a call at (662) 269-0851.