Drain clogs care among the most common problems encounters by homeowners in their plumbing. Nothing can be more disconcerting than watching the water in your kitchen or bathroom sink backing up into the basin. Here in Bergen County, NJ, you can (and should) count on quality plumbers to handle any drain clog, but even better than calling the right repair service is preventing the clog from happening in the first place. Here are 3 ways to do that.
1. WATCH WHAT YOU POUR DOWN THE KITCHEN DRAIN
Most people know better than the drop chicken bones or peach pits down their kitchen drain. But beware also of pasta (which can expand in your pipes), hot grease and fats (which will congeal when they cool) and vegetable peelings (which are fibrous and tough to get rid of), among other things. If there’s any question about whether you should pour it down the drain, get rid of it in the garbage can instead.
2. USE A DRAIN TRAP
Drain traps can be used to catch food particles in the kitchen, and stop clogging materials like toothpaste and hair in the bathroom. That makes it easier to dispose of them in the trash instead of letting them pour down the drain and get clogged.
3. USE BAKING SODA REGULARLY
A handful of baking soda tossed down the drain and followed by hot water will help break up clogs before they start, as well as cleaning away food particles. It’s much safer than store-bought cleansers and when used as a preventative step can often keep your drains free and clean.
These steps will help keep your pipes clog-free, but for those times when even prevention can’t stop the clog from forming, then you have a reliable friend in BZ Dependable. Our plumbers used advanced technique to keep your pipes clear and free, so pick up the phone and give us a call today!