Clogged drains are messy and disturbing! Imagine when you have a house full of guests over for a party, that is probably the last thing you want to happen. From our experience, hair, dust or food waste accumulated are the most common things to clog drains. While you may not be able to stop the drain from clogging, there are precautionary methods to adopt before it’s too late! Here are 4 tips from Papabo professional team that will help you keep your drains running freely.
1. Using sink/bathroom strainer
A basic sink/shower strainer is an inexpensive way to capture any stray strands. It is a magnet for hair, dental floss and other unpleasant stuff and it’s good because it keeps all of that out of your drains. However, you will need to be aware of the waste that has been built up for too long will cause the sink to drain slower. Most sink/bathroom strainers can be installed on top of the drains.
2. Avoid putting any food waste in to sink
Grinding up food in a disposer and sending it down the drain is convenient, but it can clog drains. A better idea is to collect your food waste in a container and put it in the trash bin.
3. Good drain maintenance
Keep a bottle of distilled white vinegar or baking soda in the bathroom and pour a little of one or both down the drain every so often, followed by a blast of hot water. Whether it’s hair, grease or food, some sort of organic matter causes most drain clogs and stink. Fortunately, there are many ways that help to keep your drain in good condition to prevent stinks. It would be good for your drain if you do this once a month.
4. Clearing sink/bathroom strainer regularly
Hair and soap combine in your tub or shower drain to create clogs that could end up requiring a plumber to help you to remove them. But you can avoid that problem by clearing the strainer regularly. When you notice that your sink is draining slowly, you should remove the waste and clean the drain cover as soon as possible.
If none of the above methods works, you should contact us immediately for a clog fix!