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Here’s How to Prevent Clogs

There are few things more annoying to a homeowner than a clogged or slow-moving drain. This can be an expensive, time-consuming issue to deal with.

However, clogs aren’t inevitable -- they can be avoided with just a few simple rules and preventative measures.

Prevent Clogs Before They Happen

The easiest way to deal with clogged drains is simple: don’t let them get clogged in the first place. Preventative maintenance is crucial to maintaining the health of your drainage system, and it can be done in as little as one hour per month.

  • The first, and easiest, method of preventative maintenance is to simply pour a mixture of water, baking soda, and white vinegar down the drain at least once per month. This powerful, natural cleaner will help stop build-ups before they have a chance to become a problem.

  • Another way to prevent clogs from occurring is to use a zip-tie to remove and hair in the drain. Hair should be cleaned from the drain at least once a month to avoid major blockage.

Only Put Drain-Safe Materials Down The Drain

There are several things that should never be poured or placed in your drains, such as eggshells, animal fats, thick vegetable peelings, or other solid food waste too durable to be taken care of by the garbage disposal. These things can clog a drain and create serious pressure within your plumbing system. Avoid this problem altogether by being careful to put these materials into the garbage rather than down the drain.

For all of your plumbing needs, contact AAA Service Plumbing, Heating & Electric at (303) 622-3449.