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Oct 25 2019

A Quick Guide for a Clog-free Drain

Drains are one of the most critical aspects of your home’s plumbing system and are responsible for flushing away water and debris from your home. But, over time, hair, grease, food particles, and other debris through the drain pipes accumulate to form a clog that slows and eventually stops water from flowing through the pipe. They solidify on the walls of the pipes, trap other debris, and clog the drainpipe completely. Keeping these things out of the drains and scheduling regular drain cleaning in San Mateo CA are the best ways to prevent clogs in the drains.

Causes of Clogged Drains

Some of the common cause of clogged drains include,

  • Cooking grease
  • Coffee grounds
  • Hair
  • Soap scum

Clog-Free Drain Tips

Find an Alternative to Dispose Clogging Waste

Rather than dumping clogging waste down the drain, there are different methods to safely dispose of your home. For example, throw the coffee grounds in the garbage or a mulch pile, store grease in a can and dispose them in the trash, and more. In order to prevent hair and soap scum from draining, install screen or drain grate.

Use Hot Water

Rinse kitchen drains with hot water as it makes oils found in food products run faster and easier down the drain.

Install Strainers

Installing a strainer protects you from the hassle of cleaning your kitchen drains often as it catches food and other particles and ensures only food oils and water enter the drain.

Don’t Use Liquid Drain Cleaners

Most of the times, people are compelled to use liquid drain cleaners to remove the clogs. But, it doesn’t work, and even if it works, the results are only temporary. Moreover, the liquid chemical drain cleaners lubricate the clog and make it even harder for the plumbers to remove the clogs. It also reacts with the chemicals to erode the surface of the drain pipes and results in leaks. They also release noxious fumes or cause explosions and other potentially dangerous outcomes.

Why Schedule Regular Drain Cleaning?

Getting your drains cleaned by professionals ensures that your plumbing in San Mateo CA stays healthy and strong for a long time. Call you plumbers whenever your sink, tub, or commode begins draining slowly. They employ the right technique and bring the right tools to clean your pipes, remove build-up, and prevent you from having expensive plumbing problems. It saves you from having to spend thousands of dollars on emergency service calls to replace busted drainpipes and repair the damage done when your drains back up, overflow onto the floor, and you have to repair or replace your floor covering. Are you looking for drain cleaning or sewer repair in San Mateo CA? Call us today for professional help.  

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