Tips on Avoiding Drain Issues

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Tips on Avoiding Drain Issues

A clogged drain is arguably the most common plumbing issue that property owners will come across at one point or another. While clogs are fairly common and are nothing that a drain cleaning in Columbus, OH can’t fix, there are definitely ways to avoid them. 

Plumbing One offers the following tips on how you can avoid running into drain issues.

Drain Screens and Covers

What goes down your drains can get stuck in the drainage system. Hair, soap scum, and even random objects such as wet wipes or the occasional piece of jewelry are culprits behind a clogged drain. For this matter, drain screens or drain covers are your best friend.

Drain covers are inexpensive, and you can get them from any home improvement store. And while certain plumbing matters need to be carried out by a professional plumber, drain covers are simple enough to install by yourself since you just need to place them over the drainage. The same goes for drain screens.

Avoid DIY Cleaning

Drain cleaning methods, such as drain snaking, are indeed effective ways to deal with a clogged drain. However, snaking is best left to the hands of professionals to ensure safety and efficiency.

Keep the FOG Out

By FOG, we mean fats, oils, and grease. Keeping these away from your kitchen sink can save you from the hassle of dealing with drainage problems down the line, as well as reduces the need to call a drain cleaning company. These substances, by their nature, tend to get stuck in your drain pipes as they harden once they cool down. Disposing of your FOG in the trash instead of down your sink is a good habit to adopt.

Regular Maintenance

It may seem like an inconvenience, but scheduling drain cleaning services goes a long way in preventing issues before they even happen. Moreover, regular maintenance can help keep costly issues at bay. 

Drain issues can be prevented, but if you’re already got drain troubles, don’t hesitate to contact Plumbing One.

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