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How to Keep Your Drains Clog-Free

Being cautious about what you’re putting into your drains can help keep them clean and clog-free.

You should never intentionally put anything in your drains that doesn’t belong in there because this often leads to clogging as a direct effect of that item.

Bath and Shower Drain Tips

Bath and shower drains can become clogged with hair and soap scum over time, but cleaning them regularly reduces the risk that they will cause problems. An easy tool to use in your shower to help prevent hair from clogging the drain is a mesh screen, which you can buy at a local hardware store. Instead of going down the drain and accumulating, causing clogs, hair is caught at the surface. The mesh screens are simple to clean and replace. Sink drains also pose the same problem with the addition of toothpaste and facial cleansers. Regularly running hot water down these pipes can reduce the build-up that these products can create.

Kitchen Drain Tips

Kitchen sinks can be tricky when it comes to knowing what is and is not acceptable to put in the garbage disposal. Most foods are okay going down the disposal, but you should never put bones, oil or grease, or coffee grounds in there. These things can create problems with your system and lead to clogging or total system failure which is a bad thing when it comes to trying to dispose of food.

Keeping Drains Clean

The easiest way to prevent drains from clogging is to keep them clean. Vinegar is a safe choice for cleaning your drains because it does the job without being too harsh. You can pour some in your drain and chase it with hot water for a quick cleanse, or you can choose to add salt and baking soda if you need a deeper clean.

All of the above work well for cleaning out your drains without using any harsh chemicals and can all be found in most households. There are tons of products out there as well that you can purchase that are designed specifically for the cleaning of drains. These can also be used to clean your drain systems regularly to maintain a clean system.