Did you know that there are a few simple things you could be doing (and should be doing) to keep your drains from getting clogged? Well, we’re going to talk about what some of them are so you can keep your home running in top shape and make sure that you don’t have to deal with clogs and blocks in your drains that you have to hire a plumber to fix. These tips aren’t complicated, but they can actually make a big difference for your Plano, TX home.
1. Keep Hair Out of the Drain
Likely this is something you don’t even think about. You take a shower or you comb your hair and your hair gets into the shower drain or the sink drain. You probably don’t even worry about it if you do notice. After all, it’s just a little bit of hair, right? It’s not really a big deal, right? Well, the truth is that it could be a big deal. Even a small amount of hair can clog a drain and the more hair that accumulates the worse it gets. A drain stopper is definitely a good idea to keep hair out of the drains if at all possible.
2. Keep Grease Out
All too often people will pour liquid grease and oils or even butter and margarine into their drains thinking that they will get all the way to the end of the line. The truth is that these things rarely make it all the way to the end of the line and instead cause clogs and blocks in the pipes. Those clogs can actually get quite serious because the grease or butter solidifies quickly and actually results in very serious and very solid blocks. Make sure you’re disposing of grease in a safe way that doesn’t involve your drains.
3. Watch for Soap Scum
If you have hard water and you mix it with soap you end up with soap scum. And that soap scum is another material that gets super hard and sticks to the inside of your pipes. Then you end up with a very firm blockage that your plumber has to try and get rid of for you. Unfortunately, most people don’t think about soap scum because they don’t even realize that their water is reacting that way. And then they have to call a plumbing professional because they have a block of some kind in their drain.
4. Watch for Trees
Roots can easily get into your sewer lines, which can cause extreme problems and even damage the lines themselves or break them. Over time, this can continue to get worse until you have breaks and cracks through the water lines that need to then be fully replaced. If you have trees anywhere near your lines you want to be sure that you’re getting them looked at and that you’re getting your sewer lines looked at as well. If not, you could have roots through the pipes without even realizing it. You’ll need a plumber to take care of this.
5. Get Them Cleaned
No matter what is going on with your lines, you want to be sure that you’re getting them cleaned out regularly. That means hiring a plumber to come to your Plano, TX home and do a thorough drain cleaning on a regular basis. This will allow you to get rid of debris that has started to collect in your drains and your pipes before they become a problem, or before the problem continues to get worse and worse. That’s not something you want to deal with, after all.
A plumber is going to be able to help you figure out what’s going on with your pipes and make sure that they are clean and clear. If you’ve started to notice that your drains are slower than usual or that they back up if you run the water too hard then you might have a clog that needs to be taken care of. And the first step in that process is talking with a plumbing professional about getting drain cleaning. Just this one step could eliminate the problem before you end up with cracked or broken pipes, which is definitely a possibility if the problem goes on.
Small amounts of materials and food products can cause your drains to develop a clog over time and that clog only continues to get bigger and bigger the longer you leave it alone. While you may think that the small amounts of anything you put down your drain are no big deal, they’re silently biding their time until they can cause you a huge headache. So, make sure that you’re taking action right away and getting regular drain cleaning. Even if you don’t think that there’s a problem, or that there’s nothing happening with your drains, get that drain cleaning.
You want to make sure that you have clear drains so you can save time, money, and hassle. Because having a clog can actually cost you all three of those things. What do you do? You call a plumber to handle the problems for you and then you get back to enjoying yourself again. And hopefully you don’t put more food products and by-products down your drains. But even if you are continuing to put things into the drain that shouldn’t be there, getting regular drain cleaning will help.
WIth bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas you can take care of serious clogs and blockages in no time. The important thing is to make sure that those blockages are handled right away, before they block the entire drain. By contacting us you’re going to have a head start on keeping those drains clear, and you’re definitely going to be happy with the end result. There’s no reason you should have to deal with slow drains or clogs when the problem can be resolved easily with the right plumber. When you call our Plano, TX team you’ll get a plumber who knows what they’re doing and gets it done fast. After all, you want to make sure that the plumber you hire is top of the line.