How To Minimize Drain Clog Problems In Dallas
Drain clogs are never fun to deal with, but they seem to inevitably be a part of every household's burden at some point in time. Most of the clogs happen in the traps of the pipes under sinks, commodes, showers, or bathtubs. They are normally not difficult to dislodge with a plunger or a drain snake. Careful with chemicals because they can cause more clogs by roughening up the interior of the pipes.
Fortunately, a good number of clogs can also be avoided. Here's how to minimize problems with your home's drain system.
Yes, You Do Need Maintenance For Your Plumbing Drains
You've probably heard this many times, but in case not we'll say that your plumbing is like the other important systems in your home...it needs regular maintenance, inspection, and repair.
Most people don't realize this about plumbing systems. One would think that the pipes, connections, and fixtures are just supposed to do their work and not bother anyone until it's time to be replaced. But that simply isn't the case.
Whether you own the home or you're renting makes little difference. However you look at it, you will be affected when there's a plumbing issue so it's best to do everything possible to avoid problems before they happen.
Inspections You Can Do Yourself
Inspecting your plumbing parts and pieces, fixtures and pipes, and any appliances that use them is the first thing you want to be sure to put down on your calendar to do at least a couple of times a year. Be sure to insulate your outdoor plumbing pipes before temperatures drop in Dallas so they don't freeze.
Outdoors, you'll also want to ensure that you don't have any tree roots growing nearby your pipelines from your water source. Roots can infiltrate the pipes and cause clogs that are very difficult to remove. They start by growing roots around the pipe and will eventually cause it to crack from the pressure. Then can grow right through the pipe and up the line. Professional drain cleaning service is the only way to get them out of the sewer lines.
Watch What You Put Down The Drains
Tree roots are one main cause of drain clogs. Another cause is what people throw down their drains. In the kitchen, the most common drain clog consists of organic waste and grease. In the bath, the most common clogs are caused by improper trash disposal in the commode and hair in the shower or bathtub drains.
You can avoid most clogs by putting waste where it should go. Anything but toilet paper and human waste should be disposed of by other means. Toys, fish, sanitary products, paper, plastic, cigarette butts, and everything else should go in the trash can.
By avoiding and maintaining, you can ensure that your drains won't clog in your home. But if they do, you can count on your local Dallas drain cleaning specialists at Drain Doctor to help you out.
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