We talk often about drain clogs on this blog, but we definitely need to be more specific when we talk about what kinds of drain clogs. You’ve got different rooms in your home with different drains, which means you’ll need different solutions to keeping each of them clean and running properly.
When it comes to bathroom plumbing in Champaign, IL, items like plungers, drain snakes, and hair catchers become much more prevalent because, let’s be honest, how often is hair getting stuck in your kitchen drain? Different functions of your appliances mean different solutions for the problems at hand!
Today, we’re going to talk specifically about your bathroom plumbing, and about what’s necessary to keep your plumbing in good shape. If you’re ever worried that there’s nothing you can do to help it, our plumbers are always ready to take action!
Tried and Tested Tips
These aren’t just things we’ve heard through the grapevine, these are tried and tested solutions that have endured the test of time. It’s no wonder that tools like a plunger and a drain snake have become staple points in our homes, sometimes they work rather effectively. That being said, the best tried and tested solution is calling a plumber when all the other ones don’t work!
Utilize a Hair Catcher
While we’ve spoken about hair being the number one cause for drain clogs in the past, we can’t emphasize this enough! When it comes to your bathroom plumbing specifically, hair is absolutely the major reason why we get called to work on drain clogs. By utilizing a small screen to protect your shower or faucet drains in the bathroom, you’ll notice it catches your hair effectively. By dumping it out in the trash every once in a while, you’ll be mitigating most of the problems that could occur in your bathroom!
Correctly Use a Plunger
While plungers exist in pretty much every home, most homeowners don’t exactly know how they work. Well, there’s a reason they’re so efficient at removing bathroom clogs. It’s incredibly important that you plunge your toilet or drain (as long as it’s a plunger made for the appliance you’re plunging) at the correct angle in order to create a pressure seal. This seal will push or pull the material that’s clogging your drain so that it dislodges and can move safely out of your home plumbing. Remember that no matter how hard you push or pull, a plunger is useless without a pressurized, tight seal!
Keep Your Bathroom Clean
This might sound like we’re just being nit-picky now, but we promise we’re not. Your bathroom is your space, and the condition of it is up to you—but having a clean bathroom can sometimes help by indirectly preventing drain clogs. If you’re often wiping surfaces down with cleaners and towels, then you’re likely getting rid of limescale, dust, hair, or other debris that won’t be going down your drain. Keeping your bathroom clean can also make it easier for a plumber to get to the bottom of your plumbing woes!
Hopefully, with these three tips in mind, your plumbing should be in great shape.
If you ever need a professional touch—give us a call! The team at Pipeworks Inc. is always ready to service your bathroom plumbing.