If you're looking for ways to cut back on unnecessary expense, then starting with your property and its foundations will help to save you money. A lot of plumbers get called out to properties that have clogged drains, blocked toilets or even a slow supply to water. In most cases, these call-outs can be avoided, saving you time, effort and money. We don't want to be the bearer of bad news, but a simple touch of TLC could help prevent your drains from clogging up. So, if this month's blogpost we are going to give you all some easy, helpful tips to preventing drain clogs.
Drain Care at Home
Starting to care for your drain and what is put down it is the first step into improving your drains and preventing any clogs. We're not going to get too crude in this post, but the main issue is watching what goes down your drains and plug holes. From food to hair, your drain isn't designed to take so much waste. In order to care for your drains properly take greater care into what goes down your drains, and that applies to toilets too. We have seen cases where toilet wipes that claim to be OK to flush and be toilet safe get used frequently then clog up the drains over time. As experienced plumbers, we would suggest avoiding any kind of wipes and flushing.
Empty Food Waste Before Washing Up
What did you have for dinner last night? More importantly, how much went down the drain? Having worked as plumbers for a number of years now, we have seen our fair share of drains and alot of them clogged with food waste. Instead of thinking your drain can handle your leftovers, empty the waste into the bin and this will then to keep your drains clog-free.
Another common reason for drains clogging up is human hair. After having a relaxing shower or bath, your hair can often get washed down the plug hole. Instead of cleaning it out after each wash or regularly, some may leave it to build up over time, resulting in a clogged drain. This can be easily avoided, by clearing away any hairs (sounds gross but it needs doing) from around the shower or bath, including the plug holes and disposing of them in a bin. It is a two-minute job and can save you the cost of having a friendly plumber like ourselves from having to come to the rescue.
1 Minute Tips to Preventing Clogged Drains
- Emptying all foodwaste into the bin
- Only flush what's necessary
- Clear away hairs before they go down the plug
- Spend time cleaning the drains with quality products
- Pour boiling water down the drain once a week to melt any grease, fat or stuck waste
That's just 5 minutes to help prevent any future clogs in your drains. By maintaining these steps on a regular basis, you're putting some smart and sensible plans into avoiding any problems with your drains and plug holes.
GOS Heating are Plumbers in Preston
and have the tips and advice for all homeowners to maintain their drains in such way. If you have any questions or are currently dealing with a problem with your drains, please turn to us for help. We will do our best to manage your problem and come up with the best plan of action to unclog your drains. Call our team to speak to a professional regarding your drain problems.