Be Careful What You Put Down Your Drains
Only a few days ago, we told you to sign up for our preventative maintenance to help prevent drains in your home from clogging up. While we still encourage that, we are going to take it one step further.
It’s important that you, as a homeowner, think about you sewer line as often as you can. You don’t want the only time it crosses your mind to be when something is wrong with it. Mainly, because clogs in the sewer line are a real inconvenience and you definitely don’t want to deal with the mess.
So, because we don’t want you to deal with the headache of a sewer line clog either, we’re here to help!
How to Prevent Sewer Line Clogs
- Regularly use enzymes on your line: We repeat – enzymes, not chemicals! And to make it easier to figure out the difference, just get some Bio-Clean. Bio-Clean is a safe drain cleaning method that works effectively to eat away all the accumulated matter that’s clogging up your pipes.
- Install a lint catcher: You and your washing machine have something in common – you both don’t like lint. If too much lint gets into your washer, the line can become clogged. To avoid this, install a lint catcher to stop any extra lint from entering the drain.
- Watch what you put down your kitchen drain: Contrary to popular belief, your garbage disposal is not a food-eating monster. It may look like one, but in reality it can only handle certain foods. Starchy and stringy vegetables, potato peels, and grease are just some of the things you should never put down there! Too much all at once will cause a clog.
- Remove trees: Though this can be a hard thing to do, it may be a necessary evil. If your main line is constantly clogging because of tree roots, it’s probably because of the trees that are planted so close to your home. In order to stop the line from getting infested with these roots, you’ll have to cut the tree down.
- Don’t put hair down the bathroom sink: It’s inevitable – strands of hair will fall into the drain. But, there is a way you can stop them from clogging it up. Install a plastic hair catcher on the shower drain, or a drain trap in your bathroom sink. And – just another piece of advice – if you are trying to choose between throwing loose strands of hair into the toilet or into the trash, we say choose the trash!
Is your drain clog too far gone that these prevention methods won’t work? If so, give us a call at Essig today so we can come out with our drain cleaning equipment and get the situation cleared for you as soon as possible!