Avoid Heavy Loads of Laundry
It’s best to avoid washing heavy loads of laundry in the washing machine as this will cause your drains to slow and eventually clog. Keep loads of laundry light so your drains can run efficiently. Also make sure to do a maintenance check frequently as buildup from your washing machine will form over time and potentially block your drains. We know your want laundry done all at once, but the need for clean clothes shouldn’t come at the expense of your plumbing system.
Keep a Plunger and Snake at Bay
A plunger and snake are essential household items. They’re inexpensive and will help you fix any minor clogging in your drains. A plunger will clear blocked drains in a matter of seconds. A drain snake is also incredibly helpful, especially for deeper blockages. Drop the snake down the drain and it will push any blockage. Don’t skip out on these simple yet undeniably beneficial tools!
Consider Draining Solution
If a plunger or snake can’t fix your clogged drains, then consider drain cleaner solution. You can find it at your local store. Be aware that there are several drain cleaner solutions for different drains as you could damage the pipes in your home if the wrong solution is used. While solutions are effective in fixing your drain problems, over-reliance on them can damage your drains in the long-term. Use them sparingly.
Don’t Shove Anything Down the Garbage Disposal
If you own a garbage disposal in your home, don’t shove anything down the disposal that struggles to fit. This includes larger pieces of food, bones, and cooking grease. Not only will this potentially damage your garbage disposal, but also cause your drains to block and damage your plumbing system. Keep discarded items small and light so your garbage disposal operates at its best.
Contact Precision Plumbing for your next drain cleaning in Wheaton and don’t be afraid to ask us if you’d like any more advice on how to keep your plumbing system clean!
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