What’s the best way to avoid clogged drains? Do not rinse fats or cooking oils down the kitchen sink. We know it’s hard, but try to drain the fats and oils into a cup and throw them out. Why? Liquid fats solidify in the cold pipes and create clogs. Using filters and strainers will help, but getting drains snaked periodically is also a good idea.
We also recommend following the tips listed below.
- Install strainers in sinks and bathtubs to catch hair and soap.
- Pour boiling water down sinks and tubs monthly to dislodge trapped hair, food and grease.
- Clean sink and bath stoppers regularly.
- Run lots of cold water when running the garbage disposal.
Good to know...
Do not use caustic liquid drain openers (like Drano or Liquid Plumber) on a drain that is completely clogged. The caustic ingredients can become trapped in your pipes, and it can severely damage them. If you can't snake the drain yourself, contact us today!
Call Shelton Plumbing at (254) 751-9655 if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to working with you!