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Avoid Clogged Drains Today

There isn’t really an exact science behind preventing clogged drains. That’s because everyone’s drains will clog from different materials or at different speeds depending on the type of lifestyle they live. Fortunately, you have our plumbers in Normal, IL to help.

There are certain guidelines we can tell our customers that might push good plumbing habits. It doesn’t matter how you live your life, drains are often built out of similar materials and located in similar parts of your house, so it can be pretty easy to help homeowners prevent a clog with a few tips.

What are those tips? Well, keep reading and we’ll tell you all about the unique ways you can stop drain clogs before they become a major issue.

Keep Your Drains Clear

While these tips definitely apply to most bathroom and kitchen drains, we want to be clear that sometimes prevention just isn’t enough. If you need help no matter how many tips and tricks you try to keep your drains clog but they still empty slowly or are clogging, then you need professional help. Give our team a call if you’re running into these problems and you need a more permanent solution.

Cover Your Drains with a Mesh Screen

This actually makes a surprising difference in the long term if you’re trying to prevent clogs. You can use a simple mesh screen or one that’s shaped in the size of your drain that can keep food waste or other larger particles out of your drain and ready to be dumped in the trash. Unless you’ve got a garbage disposal that’s specifically designed to deal with food waste, you’re going to want to keep as much out of your drain as possible—and a mesh screen can be the best way to do this.

Curb Your Grooming Habits

Do you know what the biggest culprit of clogged bathroom drains is? Hair! While we don’t suggest you get rid of all your hair (unless that’s the style you’d prefer) it’s important to try and keep as much hair as you can from going down your drain. A great way to do this is with little changes like wiping down your sink after you shave, or even brushing your hair before you take a shower. In doing this, you’d be surprised how much hair you keep from entering down the drain yearly.

Bathe Your Pets Outdoors

While this might seem strange for us to put as a tip for reducing drain clogs, just hear us out. Giving your pets a bath is much different from bathing a human, specifically because pets shed a lot more. After a few pet baths, you’re almost guaranteed to see a slow drain or eventually a clog. This isn’t anything against your pets, we love them! We just also love your drains and suggest that bathing your pets outdoors on a warm summer day might be a much better way to prolong the health of your drain.

Need more tips on how to reduce drain clogs? Give our team a call at Pipeworks Inc. today!

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