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Pay Attention to What You Put Down Your Drains. Pipes and drains are designed only for water and human waste. Other objects and materials can cause damage. This will help prevent clogs in your drains and pipes. It is important to be aware of what you are putting down your drains in order to prevent clogs. Do not pour grease or oil down your drains. To store and trap your F.O.G., you can use a mason jar or empty coffee cup. You can dispose of it later. A drain cover with a strainer can provide additional protection to your pipes. Make sure you clean it every day.
Get hot water to flush your drains
You can also flush your pipes with hot water regularly to keep them clean and prevent them from clogging. Boiling water in a pot and pouring it down the drain will help break down any materials in your pipes. This will allow them to flow freely.
Remember that boiling water could cause damage to PVC pipes. You can use very hot water instead.
Clean Your Drains Weekly
Your pipes can be kept clean by simply cleaning them once per week. You can make your pipes successful by using only baking soda, white vinegar, warm water. This simple task will save you a lot of time and money.
Half a cup baking soda and 1/2 cup white vinegar should be poured down your driveway once a week. Cover the drain immediately and keep it closed for at least an hour. Baking soda and vinegar create a chemical reaction that agitates and dissolves any material in your pipes. Pour boiling water into the drain to complete the process.
Safe DIY Methods for Cleaning Your Pipes and Drains
Baking soda and salt – Combine 1/2 cup each. Leave in pipes for 30+ minutes. Flush with hot/boiling tap water.
Baking Soda and lemon Juice: 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup lemon juice, plug drain, leave to sit for at most one hour, then flush with hot/boiling tap water.
Invest In Yearly Drain Cleaning Services
The final piece of the perfect drain maintenance puzzle? Investing in annual drain cleaning services. A professional plumber is a must-have for your drain maintenance efforts. You can ensure that your pipes are clear throughout the year by hiring a professional plumber to clean them. This will reduce the likelihood of them becoming clogged or causing damage.
A video inspection of your pipes is the first step in professional drain cleaning. The plumber will inspect your pipes with a camera that can see through them, looking for any damage or clogs. This will give your plumber a clear picture of the pipe’s overall health.
A plumber’s snake is used after the camera scope to remove any buildup debris from the pipes. This service is once a year and helps prevent costly and extensive damage.