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How to Reduce the Chances of Drain Damage


Imagine having to be without the use of your drainage system for a day or, worse, for a week. Imagining this situation probably has you researching hotels to stay at. The reality is that losing the reliability of your drain pipes for an extended period really means that you can’t use any aspect of your plumbing system until the issue is resolved.

That’s where our team comes in. You can reach out to us if and when you recognize something is wrong with your drains. Our experts will arrive with the knowledge needed to diagnose and solve the problem.

We don’t stop there though. Let’s work together to figure out how to keep these problems to a minimum!

Read on to discover how to keep your drains healthier for longer periods of time. And just keep our info handy for the day when you do need a prompt drain repair in Montclair, CA.

Tips To Keep Your Drain Healthier For Longer

Keeping your drains in the best possible condition is going to help save you time and money. Here are some tips to do just that:

1. Keep chemical drain cleaners on the shelf.

When you encounter a stubborn clog that you can’t quite budge on your own, the best choice you can make is to call in a professional and ditch the chemical drain cleaners. Why? Because while a chemical drain cleaner might help open up the clog a little bit, it can also harm

2. Schedule drain cleaning regularly

Drain cleaning is a service that helps to remove the debris from your drains, often scouring them as clean as possible. This can be used to remove a stubborn clog but it can also be scheduled on a regular basis as a preventative measure to help you avoid clogs. Also, cleaner drains are more likely to avoid leaks.

3. Know what not to put down your drain lines

Knowing what not to do can often help you prevent a large number of problems in the long run. Try to minimize the amount of the following items out of your drains to save yourself trouble down the line:

  • Fats, oils, and grease
  • Coffee grounds and eggshells
  • Rice and pasta
  • Trash and toys
  • Hair

The Indicators That a Drain Repair Is Needed

Even with the use of best practices over the years, a drain can still get knocked a little too hard and spring a leak or may just develop a leak due to age and wear and tear. When problems like this pop up, you can always call our team for help.

We can start off with a video pipe inspection if and when necessary to get a clear view of what the problem is. Then, we can provide an accurate drain repair solution that will restore the use of your plumbing system in short order.

We don’t charge by the hour, We charge by the job! Contact the expert plumbers at Sweetwater Plumbing to schedule your drain services. We are always here for you.

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