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Tips for Preventing Clogged Drains

plumber-clearing-tub-drainWhen thinking of a residential plumbing system, it is helpful to visualize the system as being composed of 2 sides. There is the supply side, in which water is brought into the house via the main water line and is distributed throughout the house to its many fixtures and appliances. Then there is the drainage side, which consists of the drain pipes and sewer line that are tasked with hastily and hygienically removing waste and waste water from one’s home. No plumbing system will function properly if either one of these sides is compromised.

That is why we strongly recommend that you take any measures possible to prevent the clogging of your drains in Henderson, NV. While a slow-moving or clogged drain may not seem like the most serious of problems a homeowner may encounter with his or her plumbing system, it is definitely more than a minor inconvenience. If left alone, a clogged drain can even cause damage to the system at large. Here are a few tips for preventing clogged drains in your home.

Keeping Your Drains Free of Clogs

There are certain issues that can lead to drain clogs that are simply unavoidable. By and large, though, these clogs are caused by simple human error. There are plenty of ways in which you can alter the use of your system to help minimize the risk of clogs developing. Make these changes and stick to them to keep your drains moving freely.

  • Wipe out the sink or tub after you shave. It is tempting to towel off your face or legs and then just blast the whiskers down the drain. However, over time, this is going to cause your plumbing system to back up.
  • Use drain guards in your sinks and tub. Whether you are taking a hot shower and shedding a few strands of hair or you are soaking dishes in the kitchen sink, you need to make sure that you have a drain guard in place. These simple mesh covers will keep materials out of the drain pipes.
  • Brush your hair before showering, too. It doesn’t matter if you have short or long hair, a receding hairline or lush locks. When you shower, you are going to lose a few strands to the tub.
  • Use your garbage disposal appropriately. This is an incredibly handy appliance, but it is not one that can handle everything you throw at it. Remember that FOG — fats, oil, grease — is not going to be dealt with by a garbage disposal. If you put FOG down the drain, it will congeal and clog up your pipes.

Let Us Unclog Your Drains

Okay, you’ve followed our advice, but you still wound up with a clog. What do you do next? Dial our number! You may be able to plunge a small blockage loose, but skip the over the counter drain cleaners and let us get the job done right. From removing deep clogs or even tree roots in a sewer line with scour jet equipment to just getting your tub draining again, The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas does it all.

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