Plumbing

How to prevent your drain from clogging

If you’ve ever experienced a clogged drain you’ll know that there are hundreds of chemical and organic products out there that assist in removing the blockage and cleaning it so that it is less likely to happen again.

However, why waste your time constantly unclogging drains when there are a few simple things that you can do to ensure that it never happens again? With a little bit of care and attention, you can be sure that your drain won’t ever get blocked.

Not looking after your drain

When you don’t take care of your drain and give it attention every now and then, it can begin to have a foul smell and that is only the start. This development of a foul smell is a result of small food and other organic particles getting stuck in the drain and becoming mouldy and going off.

This leads into the formation of blockages as more and more elements become stuck and the drain becomes less efficient with a narrower pipe for fluids to move through. Finally, if nothing is done about this there will eventually be a clog in the drain and it will require some work to unclog it and clean it.

Regularly washing your drain can prevent this from happening.

Watch what goes down there

Being watchful of what actually goes down your drain is the first step in caring for it. In baths and showers hair is the most common element that can get washed down. This is simply fixed by putting a mesh grate over the drain and cleaning it out following each wash, which only takes a few seconds.

In the kitchen, being watchful of food products going down the drain will reduce the likelihood of a clog. This means not washing down things like grease from cooking as this can easily get stuck and harden. Be careful to put things into the bin and not the sink.

Washing your drain

A little bit of care a few times a year is going to make a world of difference and ensure that your drain doesn’t experience regular clogs.

Washing your drain doesn’t even need to involve harsh chemicals with white vinegar the perfect substance to remove any elements stuck in the drain. Simply pour down two cups of white vinegar and wait ten minutes before washing it out with hot water.

Combining this with a watchful eye on what goes down your drains will keep them clog free.