It involves very little effort to prevent drain clogs. Rather than spend a large amount of time and effort trying to unclog a backed up drain, why not exert half the effort on a monthly basis preventing it in the first place? Many people find it only takes pouring boiling water down your drain to keep it from backing up. Doing this helps to loosen and push down any gunk or hair that will clog up the main pathway. After you do this, make sure to run warm water for around 5 minutes to keep pushing stuff down and out.
Clean and Sanitize Regularly
Try to sanitize and clean the stoppers in bathroom sinks and tubs on a regular basis. The best thing to do is remove the stoppers and retrieve any hair, gunk or soap scum that builds up. Keep in mind that hair is one of the leading reasons for clogged drains. By removing the hair gradually, you can keep it from blocking up the drains.
Remove Foreign Objects Immediately
Always remove foreign objects from your drains immediately. These objects consist of hair clips, hair pins, toothpicks, hair ties and much more. If you should lose one down the drain while getting ready, it is important you retrieve it immediately. Not doing this will result in it go down further into your pipes and causing a clog. Then soap scum and hair will begin to build up and will result in a blocked drain.
Flush Nothing but Toilet Paper
You should never flush anything but toilet paper down the drain. Things like personal cleansing wipes and baby wipes are not biodegradable and cannot be flushed. They do not dissolve in water and will clog up your pipes really quick. Feminine hygiene products like tampons are also among that list and should never be flushed. If you do flush them and it does end up in a clogged drain, think about the mess you will end up with. Plumbing systems that are older have a much narrower pipe system than the ones today and will make the flushing of tampons a very unwise choice. It is far better to wrap them up neatly and dispose of them in the garbage.
Remove Hair from your Sink
After you have brushed your hair or did your morning shave, it is important that you collect any hair or shavings from your sink so it does not run down your drain. Rather than flushing them down the drain with water, try to wipe them away instead with a piece of toilet paper or a paper towel. Hair trimmings are another leading culprit of clogged drains when you combine them with soap scum. Also remember to eliminate your hair from combs and brushes over a waste basket rather than over the sink.
Every home has its own unique plumbing system so you will need to consult with a licensed plumber to decide the right path you should take to prevent any future blockages and have a happy, free-flowing drain system.
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