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Preventing Drain Clogs in Your Brooklyn Home

Drain CleaningBrooklyn homes tend to have very intricately arranged piping systems and because of the complexity, these plumbing systems are susceptible to clogging. Ensuring your system doesn’t fall victim to blockages can be tricky, and one of the best places to start inspecting are your drains. Maintaining the entrance and exit ways of a home plumbing system can mean the difference in a healthy home, and a costly repair bill.

Serious drain clogs are caused by a number of internal and external factors but one of the most common causes witnessed by professional plumbers, like Brooklyn’s own Petri Plumbing, are foreign objects. These can enter a plumbing system through a variety of access points such as toilets and kitchen sinks. Average items found range from food, waste, excess toilet paper, and even toys. And in most cases, a serious clog is too much for an over-the-counter plunger to handle.

In order to prevent costly drain clogs in your Brooklyn home, check out these top tips from the trusted pros at Petri Plumbing:

  • Use drain strainers: A lot of times, especially during the holiday season, homeowners tend to use their kitchen sink as a trash can. Even with a garbage disposal, large food scraps are not meant to pass through a home’s plumbing system and can lead to costly clogs. One way to prevent this is to install inexpensive drain strainers that catch the larger pieces of food.
  • Watch what you flush: While it may be funny to read, Petri Plumbers do often times find toys in toilet drains as the cause of clogging. If you have little ones in your home, explain to them the importance of keeping things out of the bowl and advise on proper toilet paper use as excess amounts can back up a system quickly.
  • Inspect outside drains: 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.
  • Get regular drain cleaning in Brooklyn home.

Simple measures can go a long way in preventing clogged drains in your Brooklyn or Manhattan home but professional home inspections can deliver the ultimate peace of mind. Fortunately, the experienced professionals at Petri Plumbing can help with specialized services for drain clog remedies and prevention. To find out more, contact your Brooklyn plumber today at (718) 748-1254.

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