Tips for Keeping Your Drains Clog Free

June 11, 2019

Clogged drains can seriously cause a hassle for a household and can cost a pretty penny to sort out. Denver Plumbing Solutions can help with existing issues, but to save your further headache here are a few general guidelines for helping to keep your drains in tip-top order.

The Kitchen

Limiting the food down the kitchen drain line, vegetable skins, fruit skins and seeds, coffee grounds, and egg shells are some of the most common materials to cause major grease build up in your sewer line.

Cooking oils and grease should be collected in a storage container and thrown away in the garbage after cooled.

Also, to help maintain your garbage disposal it is recommended to run 1/2 cup of ice chips, cubes or shavings while the cold water and the disposal turned running, doing so once a week will help remove grease and debris built up in the disposal, waste line, and the blades of the disposal and will also help remove odors.

Bathroom Drains and Toilets

For the bathroom, try to avoid using flushable wipes, baby wipes, and feminine hygiene products. These products do not dissolve and can cause greater issues in the sewer line.

To help with excess shampoos, conditioners, soap, and hair clogging shower and bathtub drains it is recommended to use a strainer made for showers/tubs to reduce the amount of debris that can restrict proper drainage in the line.

Industrial strength cleaners, paint in large volume, construction debris and cleaning rags can cause build up and restrict flow to the city main and are all part of the most common to collect in the sewer line and could create blockages and build ups unless removed by a professional cleaner.

With good drain line habits you are less likely to create an issues in the sewer line. We all know that life can get away with us at times, and maintaining good drainage rules can go by the wayside; that’s why Denver Plumbing Solutions is here to help with any clogged drains in Denver. Contact us today to receive a plumbing consultation for your drains problems, water heaters, and general plumbing problems!
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