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How to Help Prevent Clogged Drains

Drain clogs are one of the most persistent hassles that occur in residential plumbing. It’s almost impossible to avoid encountering them at least a few times during your life, and you will probably see more than one a year in most of homes. Although there are times when clogs are difficult to prevent ahead of time, such as when an object accidentally tips over into a sink or bathtub drain, you can avoid the majority with some planning. By taking a few precautionary steps, you can reduce the number of aggravating drain clogs in your home’s plumbing to a minimum.

These precautions often require assistance from professional plumbers. For professional kitchen plumbing services in Sahuarita, AZ, get in touch with the team at The Sunny Plumber. We also provide comprehensive bathroom plumbing services in the area that will assist you with keeping away drain blockages.

Here are a few things you can do to lower the amount of clogs your plumbing experiences:

Avoid pouring liquid F.O.G. down drains

F.O.G. stands for “fats, oils, and grease.” These food products look harmless in their hot liquid stage. But when they cool, they change into waxy, tough solids. The accumulation of F.O.G. along the inside of drainpipes is one of the main reasons for clogs to occur. Remove liquid fats, oils, and grease to a separate receptacle and place them in the trash, not the drains.

Use drain covers for bathroom drains

A simple drain cover will help significantly to reduce the amount of hair that goes down bathroom drains. Hair is the main enemy of sink and shower drains, because it sticks to the sides of the drainpipes and rapidly starts to catch other hair and debris, leading to thick clogs that are hard to remove. A drain cover will keep most hair from going down the drains.

Arrange for routine drain cleaning from professionals

Drain cleaning from skilled plumbers is something you will need whenever you experience a serious clog that a plunger won’t remove. But drain cleaning is also great as a maintenance services. Professionals use hydro-jetting to thoroughly scour the inside of drainpipes and remove most of the debris from them, both mineral and organic build-up. Drain cleaning done once a year will make it difficult for any clogs to form.

The Sunny Plumber has a drain cleaning team that is glad to help you with your bathroom and kitchen plumbing in Sahuarita, AZ. Give us a call today to arrange for routine drain cleaning services.

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