How Can I Keep My Drains From Clogging?
Drains are like the excretory organs of a property. If the drains work well, then all waste generated at home or at office can be got rid of easily. If the drains are not working well, then most of the waste generated will have to be specially attended to. While drains are usually very effective at flushing out all liquid waste, they don’t typically do well with solid waste or even semisolid waste. Drains have a tendency to get clogged. If there is anything that is not a fluid or even a liquid that doesn’t flow very easily, then it will clog the drains.
Clogged drains can cause a major headache for any homeowner. Apart from flooded drains being the favorite place for insects and thus diseases, they would be the source of foul smell and there can be flooding in unsuspecting areas in the property, including indoors. All the problems due to and emanating from the clogged drains are certainly undesirable but if you wish to avoid them, then you have to be cautious.
- You can keep your drains from clogging, if you are conscious of what you are draining down. Soap water and general dirty water runoff from washing, cooking and bathing or cleaning don’t usually clog the drains, unless there is flooding outside. It is solid waste, semisolid materials and liquids such as grease or oil that lead to buildup in the drains. In other words, anything that can create a barrier of sorts in any part of the entire drainage system, till the time the larger underground drains are reached, can cause clogged drains. You simply have to be more careful of what you flush down the drains.
- Regular maintenance can help you to avert clogged drains. Many homeowners don’t really care about the drains until and unless there is some problem. It is similar to most fixtures in a home that are not obvious to the eyes and are thus not cared for. Clean the drains as and when possible, hire a plumber to do it once in three months or twice in a year and you can avoid clogged drains.
- You should consider buying a garbage disposal unit if you don’t have one. This will allow you to run down some solid or semisolid waste without the fear of clogging the brains. The garbage disposal unit will crush the waste and make drainage simpler and smoother.