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Three Easy Ways to Avoid Clogged Sinks

No More Clogged Drains

Drains seem to clog when least expected, such as during a large party or when there are a lot of overnight visitors. However, there are steps homeowners can take to avoid the majority of drain blockages and unpleasant backups, which will help them prevent plumbing issues at the most inopportune times.

Professional Drain Cleaning 

Homeowners frequently take their drains for granted, even though they constantly transport wastewater from the house's fixtures to the sewer or septic system. Daily, a lot can wash down the drains, including food scraps, soap scum, and hair. Because of this, regular drain cleaning by a professional plumber is required to keep pipes clear of clogs and everything in good working condition. 

There are several benefits to scheduling routine drain cleaning. Advantages of drain cleaning include preventing clogs and extending the plumbing system's lifespan. In addition, drain cleaning helps prevent leaks and burst pipes caused by clogs using methods like hydrojetting, saving homeowners money. It also leads to faster drainage and prevents foul odors. 

Mesh Drain Screens Help Prevent Clogsmesh

Homeowners should also cover the drains with a screen to help prevent clogs. The screen must be thin enough to prevent hair and debris from entering the drains while allowing water to pass through freely. These mesh drain screens can be used in all the home’s drains, including those in the kitchen sink, bathroom sinks, and shower and bathtub drains. 

Avoid rinsing the screen under the faucet because doing so will only send what it caught down the drain. Instead, remove what is caught in the mesh drain screen and place it into a trash can. All the plumbing in a home is connected, and all the drains lead to the same line, so preventing clogs in all the home’s drains is the best way to avoid plumbing issues throughout the house. 

No Cooking Oil, Grease, or Food Down the Drain!

foodOver time, food waste, oil, and cooking grease can cause clogs in drains. They create complex blockages and fatty deposits, which can eventually reduce water flow or even prevent it altogether. For example, food waste such as coffee grounds, eggshells, meat scraps, and vegetable peels accumulate in the pipes and create a stuck layer of substance. 

Oil and cooking grease can also seep into the pipes and become solidified, creating a blockage. If these materials are continually allowed to flow through the drain, clogs can occur more often, resulting in costly repairs or even pipe replacements. 

It is essential not to pour any food waste, oil, or cooking grease down the drain to avoid this. Instead, it’s best to dispose of these items in the trash or properly compost them. Taking these steps can help prevent clogs and keep the home’s drains and sinks functioning properly. 

About Roman Plumbing Inc.

Roman Plumbing Inc. has over 20 years of experience serving New Port Richey, FL, and the surrounding areas. They provide honest pricing, prompt service, and personal attention. Call them today for drain cleaning services in New Port Richey, FL.