How to Prevent a Drain from Clogging

January 21, 2020

Drain clogs are a common problem that can affect anyone's plumbing, but there are some ways you can protect your pipes! While many clogs arise from general use, some occur because people unknowingly put something they shouldn't down the sink.

If you want to protect your plumbing, there are many natural DIY remedies you can do that will keep things flowing smoothly without disrupting your day-to-day life.

Tips on How to Prevent a Drain Clog

Use Drain Screens

Simple drain screen in your bathroom sinks and tub can catch hair and soap scum before they clog your drains. These inexpensive filters can be purchased at any local home improvement store, and they're real life-savers for anyone who has long hair or dogs they bathe at home.

Do Routine Cleanings

Avoid store-bought drain cleaners at all costs; they ultimately do far more harm than good to your pipes. Instead, once a week, pour 1 cup of white vinegar down your drains, followed by 1 cup of hot water. This is an easy way to prevent build-up and loosen would-be clogs before they're a problem.

You can also replace the vinegar with baking soda to deodorize and clean your pipes at the same time.

Avoid Disposing of Greases and Oils

Dump any cooking crease into a disposable container and toss it out in the trash. Oils, grease, and similar substances can quickly cause your pipes to clog. Other items to avoid putting down your pipes include cotton swabs, bones, pasta, and rice and coffee grounds.

Don’t Let a Clog Ruin Your Day!

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