Preventive Drain Cleaning In Milford: Sewer And Drain Cleaning Tips For Residents

Preventive Drain Cleaning In Milford: Sewer And Drain Cleaning Tips For Residents

Our preventative drain cleaning technicians in Milford, CT receive a lot of common plumbing questions on a day-to-day basis from customers about how to keep their sinks, shower drains and sewers clear year-round, so we put our heads together to create this plumbing cheat sheet. We hope it’s useful for you. But if you’re still experiencing clogged drains after applying some of these tips, give us a call: We’re currently offering a special on Plumbing and Drain Cleaning Offer for $93.00, good until September 1, 2012. If we can’t clear the blockage, the service call is free!

What can I do on my own to keep my kitchen sink from clogging?

This is a common problem not only in the kitchen but in the laundry tub as well, if you don’t take an extra preventive step on a regular basis. Our plumbing specialists in Milford recommend filling your kitchen sink and laundry tub line with hot water and letting it drain. This action fills the pipe with hot water and can help clear out lingering debris stuck in the main line. If you do this on a regular basis, and your drains still clog, you might have a bigger plumbing problem brewing. We don’t recommend using harsh chemicals to clear a blockage-the ingredients in many of these products can damage your plumbing, causing even bigger issues later on.

How do I prevent buildup of hair in my shower drain?

The best way to prevent hair from going down the shower drain is by using a drain drainer set at the point of entry to catch hair and stop it from washing down the pipe with the water. This tool strains debris from the water, so you will need to clean it regularly to avoid standing water.

What is the best way to keep my sewer from backing up?

Never pour fats, grease and cooking oils down the drain. Some of your sewer’s worst enemies include fats from meat, lard, cooking oils, butter, and shortening. They are the primary cause of residential sewer backups, particularly during the holiday season, but we see this problem all the time. Many people think that because they have a garbage disposal it’s OK to pour these fatty foodstuffs down the drain. It’s not. These oils reach your sewer and solidify, creating major sewer problems. Instead, capture cooled oils and fatty food debris in a can that seals tightly and throw it away with your regular trash.

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