Drain maintenance and care are key components to keeping your water flowing efficiently. Watching what we place down the drain is a good habit. Clogs cause additional problems and lead to failures in the pipes. Here are a few tips to help maintain clean and easy flowing drain pipes.
Baking Soda + Water
A handful of baking soda followed by hot water helps clean the drain. The baking soda acts as a non-abrasive cleanser and the water washed away the debris. This easy and effective method can be performed periodically for sinks and drains.
Baking Soda + Vinegar
Another easy remedy for small drain clogs is vinegar and baking soda. A little baking soda with a little vinegar provides a chemical reaction to help bust up clogs. Let the mixture sit in the drain for a few minutes before running hot water. Light clogs are cured with this method but heavier clogs may require a plumber.
No Grease Down the Drain
Drain maintenance and care actually starts here. Kitchen grease is easy to pour down the drain because it seemingly disappears but it builds up over time. Therefore, the grease trapped in the pipes leaves residue. This residue catches all the larger pieces of debris and fibers placed down the drain which causes a clog. We recommend keeping an empty plastic bottle in the kitchen to pour the grease. This helps when cleaning pots and pans by limiting the amount of grease and the amount down the drain.
Superior Plumbing & Drain
Our team of trained and experienced technicians are reliable and efficient. Whatever your residential plumbing need, we are here to serve. As a family owned and operated company, we are members of the community too. That’s why we treat every customer just like family. Call us at (702) 478-9643 for emergency service or a free plumbing estimate.