Close attention to your home’s sewer and drainage pipes is essential to keep your home’s plumbing system in excellent working condition. Neglect of their maintenance can lead to blocked pipes, leaks, and an under-performing system, not to mention emergency repairs, which is why we recommend routine sewer and drain cleaning services by the All Clear Plumbing team of qualified plumbing professionals.
Your Home’s Drains
Did you know your home’s drains are some of the most hardworking and regularly used plumbing fixtures in your house? Drains can be clogged partially or completely with everything from food particles and grease in the kitchen sink, to hair strands and soap residue in the shower drain, to the odds and ends that can slip down any drain but soon settle in pipes, and the potential for a serious clog is always there. If a clog builds inside or moves to your sewer line, raw sewage can back up out of your drains or leak, undetected, under your home. Popular drain cleaning products such as Drain-O promise to fix the problem and restore functionality, but in truth, they are hazardous to your families health, don’t work, and are harmful to your pipes. Based on the what we have seen of the effects these products have, we very strongly recommend not using them. All Clear Plumbing professionals use superior commercial-grade tools and equipment that you won’t be able to find at home improvement stores, and we have the expertise in using them that comes from years of practice.
How to Help Keep Your Drains Healthy
Aside from regular plumbing line maintenance, a common question we receive is how to keep lines clear. In the case of your home’s plumbing system, an ounce of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure. We have a few recommendations which can cut down on clogs.
- Use a kitchen sink drain catcher to prevent food particles from going down the drain. These are available at any home improvement store for only a few dollars.
- Don’t let hair slip down your shower drain. If you or anyone in your family has long hair, you know how much headache a a drain clogged with hair can be. Try brushing your hair before showering to remove any dead strands.
- Never pour cooking grease down a drain. Grease, when hot, pours easily, but once it cools down deep inside your drain, it will turn into a solid mess. Pour oil into a resealable container and throw it away instead.