Drain Maintenance Tips for Your Home

Drain cleaning in San Juan Capistrano by the best, neighborhood plumbersDrains that do not function properly can lead to serious plumbing problems. When these problems begin to multiply, costs can rise quickly. Luckily, there are many actions homeowners can take to protect their drains and water pipes. Here are some quick daily maintenance tips for your home.

Flush Drains with Hot Water

Bathroom drains can easily become clogged from toothpaste and soap. Kitchen sinks may stop working well when thin layers of grease and fat deposits coat the inside of the pipes. One way to keep these problems at bay is to flush bathroom and kitchen sinks with hot water weekly. Run hot water for a minute or two to clear away minor buildup.

Don’t Pour Grease Down the Drain

If you’re in the habit of pouring cooking oil and grease down the drain, break that habit as quickly as possible. Grease and cooking fats are detrimental to your plumbing system. It may seem harmless to do this every once in a while, but it doesn’t take much for these substances to coat the inside of your pipes.

Use Bleach

Every once in a while, (maybe once a month), pour a small of amount of bleach in your kitchen and bathroom sinks. Let the bleach sit overnight before running water through the pipes.

Use Organic Drain Cleaning Methods

For slow drains, avoid chemical drain cleaning products. Instead, consider using a homemade drain cleaning concoction. Mix ¼ cup of white vinegar with one tablespoon of salt. Pour this mixture into the slow drain and let it sit for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, run hot water through the drain. Minor clogs respond well to this DIY method.

To prevent major plumbing problems as the result of clogs, call My San Juan Capistrano Plumber Hero for annual drain cleaning services such as hydro-jetting. Professional drain cleaning services protect interior plumbing as well as sewer lines.

Call us today to learn more about our residential plumbing services for San Juan Capistrano residents.

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