You’ve experienced AT LEAST one clogged drains before…everyone has!

In the kitchen, not using the drain strainer or pouring grease down your drain can both cause you problems.  In the bathroom, flushing excess toilet paper, or inappropriate items like paper towel, is also a remedy for disaster.

In some cases, a clogged drain may have nothing to do with what goes down the drain. Scale, deterioration of rusted cast iron pipes, tree roots, and crushed drain lines can also wreak havoc before you realize what’s going on.



Clogged drain prevention

Using caustic chemical drain cleaning fluids is not the best way to clean or prevent clogged drains.  Besides the obvious health risks, they can corrode your pipes over time…plus, they’re as environmentally unfriendly as can be.

Instead, use natural means to ensure clear drains.

  • Occasionally, put a handful of baking soda into each drain and then rinse with hot water.
  • For more stubborn drains, pour a teaspoon of salt plus ½ cup of vinegar down the drain, and then flush with boiling water.

What’s even better then clearing a clogged drain?  Preventing clogs in the first place.  Here’s how:

  • Place trainers over all kitchen and bathroom drains to prevent hair, soap and food bits from getting into pipes and clogging the drains. Just be sure to keep the strainers clean.
  • If your plumbing is equipped with a garbage disposal, be sure to run cold water while you’re grinding up food to help flush it completely.
  • Once a week, pour hot water down your drains to help dissolve grease, soap scum and other buildup before it clogs the pipes.

When DIY remedies just aren’t getting it done, that’s the time to contact PC Plumbing Heating, AC & Remodeling for assistance.  We haven’t met the drain we can’t unclog, and we’re confident we won’t.