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Tips To Kept Drains Clog-Free


Imagine what life would be like without the full use of your drains. Your kitchen sink would be useless and your indoor plumbing wouldn’t really offer much benefits. The drains are often the least thought about but they are vital to your plumbing system overall.

Now, we say that drains are the least thought about BUT this statement changes when your encounter a clogged drain. Especially when the clog is a stubborn one. Suddenly, rather than never thinking about your drains, this set of pipes is all you can think about.

The best piece of advice we can give you to deal with a clogged drain in Santa Ana, CA is to have a professional come help clear the problem up. Along with this, we’d like to give you some tips on how to keep clogs to a minimum.

Dump, Don’t Drain, These Items

  • Trash: You’d be surprised how many people think that their toilet or kitchen drain is a good place to wash away trash items. Please don’t do this. Wrappers, plastic bits, and other trash items need to go in the trash, not down the drain.
  • Fats, Oils, or Grease (F.O.G): These are the most common sources of a clog. When hot fat, oil, or grease gets washed down your drain, it will cool off and stick to the side of the pipe. Over time, especially as these substances capture additional waste, they will cause a sticky and hard-to-remove clog.
  • Eggshells: Believe it or not, eggshells aren’t going to drain away as easily as you think. Shells tend to stick to pipes and play a role in capturing other items that contribute to clogs. Throw eggshells away in the trash or add them to your compost bin instead.
  • Coffee Grounds and Rice: Coffee grounds and rice are also going to stick around more easily than you might think. What’s more, they will also expand when they get wet which hinders the flow of water down your drain.

Use Drain Screens

Drain screens are helpful when it comes to keeping a majority of debris out of your sink drains. From hair to food, drain screens make the capture of thee items easy so you can dispose of them in the trash rather than letting them cause clogs in your drain line.

Schedule Drain Cleaning Regularly

Drain cleaning is a great way to deal with clogs currently causing problems and prevent clogs from forming again anytime soon. Drain cleaning involves the use of a hydro jet, a powerful jet of water, to blast away debris that has collected along your drain pipe. This is effective as breaking up and washing away clogs. It is also a great way to prevent a clog from occurring again anytime soon as it gets rid of ALL of the debris in the drain, rather than just some of it.

When you are dealing with troublesome drains you can trust our plumbing pros to solve the problem.

Contact Sweetwater Plumbing today. We don’t charge by the hour, We charge by the job! 

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