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4 Tips to Prevent Clogged Drains This Spring

April 26th, 2019

Clogged drains and one of the most common residential plumbing issues—and they’re also some of the most irritating to deal with. Though most clogged drains are only minor annoyances, severely clogged drains that remain untreated can leave homeowners desperately searching for pipe repair in Montgomery County after a break or immoveable backup. Luckily, there are a few easy steps that homeowners can take to reduce their chances of dealing with a clogged drain this spring. Use these four tips and enjoy clear drains this season!

  • Keep grease away from your drains. Grease and oil tend to turn into gel when they cool, which can cause a massive blockage in your drains. Never pour leftover cooking oil or grease down your drains to avoid clogs.
  • Use your garbage disposal wisely. Your garbage disposal is not a trash can. Pouring things like bones, coffee grounds, garbage, and stringy vegetables like celery down your disposal can cause clogs. If you have a garbage disposal, remember to only put soft food scraps into it.
  • Install drain screens in your bathtubs. Drain screens help stop hair, soap chunks, and other debris from making its way into your drains. If you don’t already have drain screens in all of your tubs and showers, head to your local hardware store and install a few before spring.
  • Use boiling water to clear your drains. Regular boiling water treatments can help break up clogs forming in your drains. About once a week, clear out your drains by pouring boiling water down them.

No matter if you’ve got a stubborn drain that won’t clear or you need emergency sewer line repairs in Montgomery County, Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating, Inc. is here to help you tackle the toughest in-home issues. Give our team a call today at 215-240-8610 to learn more or to schedule your appointment today!

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