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Keep Your Home’s Pipes Healthy To Avoid Blocked Drains
We, humans, take care of our health so that we do not fall sick constantly. In the same way, we need to make sure that our home’s pipes are healthy in order to avoid any blocked drains. Blocked drains are a hassle and a huge headache for homeowners to take care of. The blockages do not occur overnight in most of the cases as the dirt and debris buildup over a period of time and this is what results in blocked drains. However, just like our health if you take care of your home’s plumbing systems you can avoid blockages to the extent possible. Mentioned below are certain important points that you need to take care of when it comes to avoiding blocked drains.
What Is Going Down?
It is very easy to flush down almost anything in your kitchen, toilet, and bathrooms. But you need to be careful about what you are allowing down in your kitchen. One of the most important points to remember is to never put your coffee ground down in the drain. Make sure to dispose of these in your garbage cans only. The same holds true with grease. Most plumbers around the world agree that grease could also be a major reason for blockages to occur in your plumbing system.
Fish Out Things
Make sure to fish out things like buttons, hairpins, change or so on if they fall in your drain. At first, it may seem as if it is not a problem but in the later stages these things can get stuck somewhere in the drainage system and cause a blocked drain. Make sure to put a catcher in your kitchen in order to prevent this from happening in your kitchen.
Cleaning The Drains
Make sure to have a proper routine to clean the stopper in the drains. The bathtub and the bathroom are a place where the slow buildup of hair and soap occurs as well. Cleaning the stoppers in your bathroom and kitchen is one more efficient way in which you can avoid blocked drains. All that you need to do is to have a keen eye on the buildup of dirt on the stoppers and then remove these and place these in the trash.
Never Flush Anything That Can Block
Wipes are not meant to be flushed down the toilet and so when using baby wipes, personal cleaning wipes or something like that make sure to not flush it down the toilet. These things can quickly clog a pipe and block your drains. The same is true with the female hygiene products like pads and tampons. These are not in any way designed to be flushed down your toilet. For a moment these may disappear from your eyes and flush the toilet, but later on, these things clog the pipes and result in blockages. Compared to the modern pipes, the older ones have narrow pipes and so there are increased chances of things getting blocked in the plumbing system.
The above mentioned are some of the top things that you need to take care of if you want to avoid blocked drains. These small and basic steps will make sure that you have a smooth draining system in your home and that you do not have to spend a lot of money in the long run. All you need to do is spend a very little time considering these things and experience the benefits in the long run. Prevention is always better than cure, so make sure that you follow these steps and avoid blocked drains in your property.