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3 Simple Ways to Prevent Clogged Sinks

Say “No Way” to Clogged Drains

Clogged drains always seem to pop up at the worst times. Sometimes the drain slows down when guests are over. Other times, it’s right before a big holiday. Some plumbing emergencies happen at night or in the early morning hours when most plumbing companies aren’t open. Fortunately, homeowners don’t have to wait for their drains to clog to take action. There are a few tried-and-true methods for keeping sinks from clogging in the first place. Read on to find out what they are!

Professional Maintenance and Drain Cleaning

The best way to keep a home’s drains flowing freely is by sticking to a professional plumbing maintenance and drain cleaning schedule. When a professional plumber inspects and cleans various aspects of the home’s plumbing system just a couple of times a year, the chances of a major plumbing issue decrease dramatically.

Most clogged drains don’t get that way overnight. The clog gradually builds up until little or no water can get through. But if a professional comes to clean the drains regularly, this problem is much less likely to surface. Plus, regular maintenance means that plumbers check for leaks, corrosion, and general plumbing and water health issues and fix them before the damage gets worse.

Drain Screens

While drain screens won’t replace the need for a plumber to inspect the system occasionally, they will help prevent unwanted debris from going down the drain. These mesh screens come in many different shapes and sizes, so homeowners are sure to find one for every drain in their house. They are simple implements, often metal, sitting in or over the drain. This way, when something that shouldn’t go down the drain gets dropped in the sink, the drain screen catches it.

Not only are drain screens cheap, but they help show homeowners what kind of stuff goes down the drain. Many homeowners are surprised at what they see caught in the mesh drain screens after using them for as little as a week. These can be bought for cheap at major hardware stores and box stores around the country.

Minding What Goes Down the Drain

One of the most common causes of a clogged drain is a blockage from cooking grease and food waste. Most homes these days have garbage disposals in the kitchen sink, but that doesn’t mean it’s a free-for-all. There are still some kinds of food waste that can clog up the garbage disposal’s works.

The biggest culprit is grease. When cooking grease is warm, it turns into a liquid. But it doesn’t stay that way for long. And when it cools, it turns to a gunky mess that can cling to the pipes, catching all kinds of other stuff, including food scraps. Another culprit of clogs is coffee grounds. They tend to bunch together and get stuck in the drain, even if there is a garbage disposal in place. Making sure to throw these and other food scraps into the garbage instead of the sink can go a long way in helping prevent kitchen sink clogs.

About Everest Plumbing

The award-winning Everest Plumbing is a family-owned company serving Greenville, SC, and the surrounding areas. They provide flat-rate pricing, no-interest financing, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Call them today for maintenance or drain cleaning in Greenville, SC.

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