How To Keep Your Drains Clean
Prevent and clear clogged drains to keep your plumbing system in good shape. The best way to keep your drains clear is by following the tips below:
- Keep food, coffee grounds and grease out of kitchen drains.
- Put leftover food in the trash or compost heap, not the garbage disposal.
- Pour liquid grease into a sealable container. After it cools, put it in the trash or take it to a recycling center.
- Keep hair and soap scum out of bathroom drains. Cover your tub and shower drains with a mesh screen or a perforated shower drain hair catcher.
- A shower drain hair catcher may be made of stainless steel, silicone or a combination of both.
- Watch what you flush. Toilets are designed to handle human waste and toilet paper. Flushing dense, stringy or bulky materials can cause a clog
- Dental floss, feminine hygiene products and other household waste should go in the trash instead.