8 Tips to Maintaining Healthy Drains in your Home

Maintaining a healthy drainage system in your home is crucial for preventing plumbing issues such as clogs and backups. Here are some tips to help you keep your drainage system in excellent condition.

  1. Regular cleaning is essential to prevent the buildup of debris and clogs. Make it a habit to clean your drains on a regular basis. It is good practice regularly to remove any hair, food particles, or other debris that may have accumulated in the pipes. Avoid relying on chemical drain cleaners as they can be harsh and potentially damage your pipes.
  2. Installing drain strainers or screens in your sinks, showers, and tubs can help prevent unwanted materials from entering the drains. These strainers catch hair, food scraps, and other debris, making it easier to remove and dispose of them properly. Remember to empty the strainers regularly to prevent them from becoming clogged themselves.
  3. It’s important to be mindful of what goes down the drain. Avoid pouring grease, oil, coffee grounds, food scraps, and other substances down the drain, as they can cause clogs and blockages. Dispose of them correctly in the trash or recycling.
  4. Occasionally, perform a hot water flush on your drains. This involves pouring hot water down the drains to help dissolve grease and soap residue that may have accumulated in the pipes. Boil water and carefully pour it down the drain, or run hot water for a few minutes to achieve the same effect.
  5. Harsh chemicals should be avoided, as they can cause damage to your pipes over time. While chemical drain cleaners can be effective in unclogging drains, consider using BioClean, which is an environment friendly alternative that eats away at the residue on the sides of the pipe.
  6. Take precautions to prevent frozen pipes, which can lead to serious damage. Insulate exposed pipes, allow faucets to drip during freezing temperatures, and ensure proper heating in areas with plumbing.
  7. Don’t forget to keep outdoor drains clear as well. Regularly clear leaves, debris, and other obstructions from outdoor drains, gutters, and downspouts to ensure proper water flow and drainage. Inspecting and maintaining these areas regularly will help prevent water buildup and potential damage.
  8. Lastly, educate everyone in your household about the importance of maintaining a healthy drainage system. Encourage them to follow good habits and avoid actions that could lead to clogs or damage.

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