Saturday, June 20, 2015

How to maintain your Plumbing Drains

When it comes to Drain Cleaning, clogs and slow drains in the tub or shower, invest in an inexpensive hair trap or screen to prevent the majority of hair from going down the drain. In the kitchen, don’t pour cooking grease down your drain. It will harden and coat your pipes with a sticky scum that will catch other particles and eventually clog the pipe. Instead, keep it in a coffee can or milk container and dispose of it with your garbage once it’s cooled. You should also avoid dumping coffee grounds down the drain. They’re notorious for causing clogs. Maintaining your drains on a weekly basis is also a good idea to keep your pipes clear. Clogs and slow drains most commonly occur in areas that can be easily cleared on your own without the help of a pro. If more than one drain or toilet is affected, you will need to contact a plumber. First, try a plunger. There is also the option of using chemical clog removers. Be sure to follow the package instructions when using them. Leaks can be slowed or stopped until you’re able to get a professional plumber out to your home or business. If you would like a thorough, professional inspection of your plumbing system by an expert, please contact one of our Best Plumbers at Richards Rooter and Plumbing.