We would be more than happy to share with you the one tip we know will prevent any and all clogs from developing in your home. If you want to know the truth, however, it’s that no amount of prevention can completely eliminate clogs. If your home has a plumbing system (and we’re guessing it does) then you already know that clogs are going to develop from time to time.
That’s not to say that you should just put up with clogs developing regularly in your home. There’s a major difference between dealing with the occasional clog, and encountering clogs frequently in your home. We have some tips that will help you to keep clogs to a minimum. Remember, when you need plumbing services in Tucson, AZ, of any kind, the Sunny Plumbers on our team are the ones that you can trust to do the job right.
Hair Is a Major Factor
Well, I’m not balding, so that should be fine.
Even those of us with full heads of healthy hair are going to shed some hair each and every day. A lot of us tend to shed that hair right in the shower during the shampooing process. Now, we’re certainly not suggesting that you either wash your hair out back with a hose and a bucket or that you skip washing your hair entirely. We’re just saying that you need to take some precautionary measures.
Brush your hair out before showering, and be sure to keep a drain screen over the drain. Clean it after every shower, too. The next person in line doesn’t want to be standing in stagnant water due to the hair you’ve left behind in that screen!
So Is Food Waste
Remember that your garbage disposal is a useful tool, but that you have to use that tool properly if you want to avoid problems developing with it. Never put FOG (fats, oil, grease) down your drain, regardless of whether or not you have a garbage disposal in place.
These materials may be liquids when they’re hot in the pan, but if you pour them down the drain they will cool off and congeal. When that happens, they can cause major clogs as they block off sections of pipe and trap foodstuffs that would otherwise be whisked right through the drainage system.
Be Careful Where You Plant!
This one catches folks off guard, but you should know that roots from trees and bushes are common causes of clogs in water and sewer lines. These roots need nourishment if the trees and bushes that they’re feeding are to survive, and they will stop at nothing to get that nourishment.
Yes, this means finding weak points in your pipes and forcing their way in! If you’re planting new bushes or trees, be sure to do so as far from sewer and water lines as possible. A little precaution at this stage will save you major headaches down the road!