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How to Protect the Drains in Your Brooklyn Home

A clogged drain can be a pain to deal with. No Brooklyn homeowner likes the thought of plunging an overflowing toilet or dumping a bottle of caustic chemicals into a kitchen sink and praying it’ll do the job. So, what can a homeowner do to protect their pipes and clear up clogs if needed?

Avoid Grease and Oils

First up, don’t dump grease and oil into your kitchen sink. Grease will harden, congealing on the interior of piping walls. Add food scraps, and you have a recipe for a clog. When you’re cleaning greasy pots and pans, break up the grease by using very hot water and a good dishwashing detergent.

In the bathroom, avoid flushing anything down the toilet besides toilet paper. Foreign objects, whether a child’s action figure or “flushable” wipes can clog up the works. Even excessive toilet paper use can cause a problem, leading to messy overflows. Hairballs are not just a problem for cats, so use a hair catcher in the bathtub or shower to keep drains clear.

Call a Professional

Clogs will happen, though, no matter how careful you are. They might seem like a cheap and easy solution, but repeatedly using drain cleaners can damage your pipes and hurt the environment. Consider calling the professionals at Petri Plumbing. We can clean your drains and handle any needed repairs.

Not only can we respond in an emergency, we offer annual drain cleaning to help prevent future problems. A video inspection of sewer lines can also ensure there are no impending problems that could lead to expensive repairs.

Whether for an emergency or for regular maintenance, you can call the experts at Petri Plumbing to make sure your drains are in good working order. If you have a problem, give us a call at (718) 748-1254 to discuss our drain cleaning services.

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