When you’re sprucing up your home and getting everything clean and new, it’s easy to overlook a crucial aspect of home maintenance—keeping the drains clean. Clogged drains can cause plumbing problems, including leaks and burst pipes. It also leads to harmful bacteria growth and can be an embarrassment when guests visit.
Read on to learn some of our best tips for keeping your drains in pristine condition and don’t hesitate to reach out to Petri Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Drain Cleaning if you have any questions or need to schedule drain cleaning in Brooklyn!
Detecting a clogged drain early can save you from potential plumbing disasters and costly repairs down the line. Here are some telltale signs to watch out for:
Clogged drains are among the most common issues we see at Petri Plumbers. Here’s a look at each area and what to look out for and some DIY strategies for drain cleaning.
Your kitchen is a main source of drain headaches, and garbage disposals often face the greatest challenges. It’s crucial to avoid discarding starchy or stringy foods such as potato peels, eggshells, coffee grounds, or banana peels.
Avoid the chemicals and try tossing half a cup of baking soda down the drain and following it with half a cup of white vinegar. Let the mixture bubble and then flush it with hot water. This will also deodorize your drains and keep them from smelling bad.
Stay diligent about grease, which can pose a significant risk of clogging. Drain your grease in a jar or container and throw it out instead of putting it down your drain.
The bathroom is a breeding ground for soap scum and hair clogging up your drains, and it requires regular cleaning. Drain strainers can catch hair and small objects, allowing the drain to continue flowing properly.
Pay careful attention to your toilets and what gets flushed. Sanitizing or baby wipes, paper towels, hygiene products, and kitty litter should never be flushed, as they don’t dissolve easily and can lead to toilet clogs.
Outside drains are also susceptible to clogging, especially when near invasive trees. Roots can grow around piping in a way that inflicts damage and causes clogs. However, a proper inspection can identify these plants before they cause any issues. Remove debris and roots by hand and try flushing with hot water.
While professional help is essential for persistent clogs, homeowners can take some proactive steps to maintain their clogs and prevent plumbing problems.
By adopting these preventive measures and maintaining a proactive approach to drain and sewer care, Brooklyn homeowners can enjoy clog-free drains, efficient plumbing, and a hassle-free living environment. Should challenges arise, don’t hesitate to contact plumbing professionals for expert assistance in keeping your home’s plumbing in optimal condition.
That said, an annual check of all your drain pipes will not only save you money on your water bill but also ensure that the water goes down the unclogged drain, not on your floors and walkways, creating an introduction to two other words you never want to hear: mold and mildew.
Slow draining or draining that stops, plus a really, really bad smell coming from your draining pipes. These are indications that hiding out in your drain pipes somewhere is a “family” of “hair” and other waste products. However, our company knows where they live and can quickly and professionally remove all this “stuff” before it causes any further problems.
Are you ready to prioritize your drains and plumbing with professional drain cleaning? Call our licensed Brooklyn plumbers today! Petri Plumbing can handle drain cleaning, sewer repair, emergency plumbing fixes, renovations, and so much more. Schedule your appointment today!
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