How do I keep my drains from clogging up?
With a few small tricks up your sleeve you can stop most stubborn and slow drains from occurring in the first place. A little bit of care and maintenance is all that is needed. Regularity is key. However it is not a difficulty. As these healthy habits can help you in your mission to keep the drains from clogging up.
The first tip is to never let the kettle water go to waste. Make it a habit to always pour unused boiled water down the drain. As it helps with dissolving grease and keep your drains hygienic. Another thing which acts against the buildup of sediment which can occur when the interior of the pipe is always covered in cooking fat or oily food waste.
The second tips is to get a better filter for your drain. To make sure that pieces too large for the drains capacity goes down it. If you don’t like to use your hands for picking up soggy food waste. An additional layer filter is a great idea. There are many models which are easily picked up and emptied in the bin on the market. You’ll just have to find one that suits your sink and your preference in utility.
The third and last tip today to keep your drains in tip top condition is to simply stay aware. By keeping alert to any changes in flow you can often stop take additional action in time to stop full blockages. At first sign of slower drainage, take action. Boil a full kettle of water and rinse though. Use the home remedy baking soda and vinegar. And get your household drain cleaning tools out if needs be. Plunger, block dissolve product, pipe snakes and so on. For more information about how to keep your drains clear. Or to speak to a local plumbing expert. Call us at any time. You can also get in touch on the topic of what to do when your outdoor drain is blocked.
What home drain clearance tools should I keep?
You may remember your parents stating it often. Or perhaps you’ve had a conversation with a drain clearance specialist about how to keep your drains clear. Preparation is key. With awareness of your drains. You will learn how to treat them better. Thus giving yourself the best chances possible to avoid a blocked drain.
One way of preparation is to keep a basic home drain clearing tool kit at home. Don’t be alarmed. This in no way means stocking up on expensive tools and drain cleaners. But a simple basic arsenal of tools usable in a range of different ways and places.
The first drain clearing tool we recommend that you always keep close at hand is the plunger. Nothing beats a tried and well tested way of dealing with minor clogs and slow drains. Our specialist crew recommend a special toilet plunger both for hygiene reasons. As well as for the specific shape of your toilet drain. Then one multi purpose plunger can be kept for all your regular sinks and other drains.
Bicarbonate soda and vinegar is most likely another remedy that you’ve heard about for your sink. A great way to keep your slow and clogging drains under control. Keep prepared by giving your sinks a monthly or weekly clean depending on how much usage the particular drain sees.
Pipe snake is the third and last mention of the day. This is a contraption which comes in at a low cost, and is at the height of utility. There are different varieties of pipe snakes. A general guideline is that as the price goes up so does the quality and the material used in the tool. Get something sturdy enough for your regular use.
If you have questions on pipe snakes or other good tools to keep for your home drain clearance needs feel free to contact us at any time. And if you are stuck with a slow or blocked drain that is persistently giving you trouble. COntact our Bristol plumbers for assistance. We can also help with modification for improved flow through your day to day.