No matter how diligent you are in maintaining your home's drains, they can still clog because of all the grease, suds and other small particles that go down with the water. Over the years, they may cover the inside of the drain pipes narrowing them, causing unpleasant smell and reducing drainage speed.
While in most cases only one drain is affected, sometimes, the entire sewer line gets clogged causing all the drains in your house to back up. Our Maryland drain cleaning technicians can determine the location of the clog and clean it out using products and tools that are safe both for you and your plumbing system.Meanwhile, to prevent future drain clogs follow these tips:
- Place drain screens wherever appropriate and remove debris as it accumulates.
- Avoid flushing down the toilet things that can be thrown in the trash (disposable diapers, sanitary napkins, cotton balls, bandages, etc.), even if the label says it is safe to flush.
- Don't pour cooking grease down the drain. Instead, pour it in a sealable container and place in the trash.
- Run hot water through the drain after each use to prevent oils from building up.
- Maintain the drains by regularly flushing them with vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice or professional drain cleaning products.