There are plenty of simple things you can do every day to reduce the amount of clog inducing substances that go down your drains. It might seem like a lot of work at first but these things can quickly become a habit. And I’m like some habits, this one is actually saving you time and money.
- Play smash greens over all of your drains, especially the bathtub and shower drains. This will help catch hair, food particles and other stuff. This is one of the simplest yet most effective things you can do to maintain clock free drains.
- Wash pets outside when the weather is warm enough. If you have to bathe them indoors like a washcloth over the shower trying to catch excess hair and dispose of the hair later in the garbage.
- Reduce your dependence on the garbage disposal and start a compost bin. Not only does this help save water and energy but you’re putting fewer solid, sticky substances down the drain which can potentially create a clog.
- Get a quality plunger and/or drain snake.
- Don’t treat your drains like a garbage can. Your garbage disposal toilet things and other trades in your home simply aren’t meant to accommodate the size and composition of many of the things we put down our drains on a regular basis.
Be mindful of what goes down your drains and you can avoid clogged pipes.