If you’re equipped with the appropriate techniques and tools, you might be able to clear a clogged drain without having to call the professionals. So how can you help on your own? Prevention is always a good place to start. By understanding what should and shouldn’t go down your drain you can prevent common drainage issues. Some household items cause more problems than others when flushed down the drain. Avoid these common culprits when you’re dealing with drainage dilemmas.
Don’t Scrape Grease Down The Drain
Although it might seem tempting, do not dispose of cooking grease down drains. Imagine the liquid substance hardening and forming into a solid material, sticking to every piece of your plumbing after it disappears down the drain. We guarantee this will come back to haunt you.
Not only can pouring grease down the drain ruin your pipes it can mess with the San Antonio water supply. (Don’t feed the grease monster!)
You Shouldn’t Put Food Scraps Down The Sink
While you’re at it, avoid dumping old scraps of food down your pipes, too. When it comes to starches, the pasta you had for lunch or the mashed potatoes you enjoyed at a family dinner, these foods should not be stuffed down the drain. Rice and pasta are high in starch, which means they continue to expand in water even after they’re fully cooked. Instead of throwing these down the drain scrap them in the garbage with that leftover grease.
Drains Are a No Hair Zone
We’ve probably been there with mixtures of baking soda and vinegar in hand after a hairball has clogged your drain. Does this work? Maybe. Your best option is to avoid dumping hair down the drain altogether. Do yourself a favor and invest in a drain strainer.
Coffee May Keep You Awake Put The Grounds Will Put Your Drain To Sleep
You might love coffee, but your drains hate the grounds. Once they’ve settled inside your pipes, coffee grounds harden and cause problems that will leave you with a headache. Go ahead and dump the pesky grounds into your trash can or better yet your compost bin!
Whatever your drainage questions are, Mr. Plumber is the solution for drain repair and cleaning in San Antonio. Contact us today at (210) 529-7885 to schedule a professional drain cleaning. Our Hydro Jetting drain cleaning has a warranty. Whether your questions are focused toward your business’s plumbing or problems at home, some issues are best dealt with by professional plumbers.