As you say: prevention is better than cure. The same rule applies to maintaining your plumbing. Drainage around the house also depends on this maintenance requirement, especially if the sinks are used frequently. Let’s face it, having clogged drains can be one of the most annoying things that can happen to all of us. Not only does it cause damage to the plumbing, but it can also cost you a lot of money to repair.
Here are some practical tips in how to avoid clogged drains.
1. Do not wait until the drains freeze
There is no point in waiting for a blockage of drains to occur, right? So, if it has happened to you even before that your sewer line got often clogged, then you should be aware that cleaning won’t do the job. There is definitely something wrong that only a good camera inspection can reveal.
In fact, a number of things can go wrong depending on the wear and tear of the sewer pipes such as tree roots, collapsed pipes and other things that can cause blockage. So take immediate action when the sewers are blocked, call an authorized plumbing service right away!
2. Stop the fluff
How can something so small cause so much trouble? There have been countless times when lint has caused the drain in your laundry room to become blocked. Without you noticing it, over time, these accumulations remain trapped in the drain, causing it to clog. The simplest thing to avoid this problem is to prevent it from happening by placing a lint trap at the bottom of the washing machine’s drain hose. These lint traps can be easily purchased from local hardware or the home centre. If you have an old nylon stocking lying around, you can use this too. When the trap is full, simply replace it.
3. Stop downloading it
When will we learn that the drain is not a rubbish can or a place to dispose of all kinds of rubbish and debris? Are you also aware that many homeowners are responsible for causing their blockages? How many times have you poured grease down the drain? All of these things don’t have to go down the drain. The shedding of fat causes a blockage.
That’s why it’s important to properly dispose of these types of materials and not throw them down the drain. For the grease, keep a jar in your kitchen where you can conveniently pour it before even washing the dishes. Make sure you get rid of any residual grease before washing it on the sink. For the mortar and the cement compound, immerse it in the rinse water and let the material become solid before placing the sludge in the bin.
4. Filters and Plugs for Bathtubs and Sinks
In the tub or shower, the cause of clogged drains is hair and soap. The problem with hair is that it doesn’t dissolve easily, and therefore the foam tends to stick to the inner lining of the tubes.
So what should you do? The simplest and most convenient solution is not to let it go down the drain. How would you do it? Put a filter on the drain to minimize clogging issues. Make sure you keep the drain clean regularly to keep it effective.
We hope to have made a useful contribution to solving small plumbing failures and reminding you that when things get more serious and complicated, before proceeding with the repairs, contact us for an emergency plumbing service in Northampton. Call us at the dedicated number, we guarantee availability 24 hours a day, every day of the year, even during holidays and the month of August.
The technicians we collaborate with: Electrician Emergency Response Northampton.