Drains and pipes age much like paint, siding, and appliances do. Unfortunately, most people don’t think about plumbing maintenance until something goes wrong. At Discount Drain Cleaning Las Vegas, we know that most drains and pipes are in need of a good professional cleaning to dislodge clogs and keep pipes working as they should. Between cleanings, there are several steps you can take to keep the drains in your home or business flowing and free of clogs. The best way to keep your drains clean is to be careful about what goes down them. Below are some small steps that have a huge impact on the health of your plumbing.
Use a Drain Strainer to Catch Hair and Food
One of the easiest, most cost-effective actions you can take to prevent clogs and back-up is to install a strainer or screen in all of your bathroom and kitchen drains. For just a few dollars, these strainers prevent hair, soap, and food from getting caught in your drain and causing clogs. They can easily be cleaned out by hand and reused for years to come.
Don’t Pour Grease Down the Sink
The number one cause of pipe blockages and clogs is grease poured down the sink. Grease does not dissolve in water. When it’s poured down the drain, grease coats your pipelines and acts as a glue trap for food, hair, and other items which get stuck to the grease and cause a variety of issues. Use an old container to pour grease into and dispose of it in the trash, rather than pour it down your drain.
Save Coffee Grounds for the Garden
Coffee grounds are another clog-causing culprit. Coffee grounds don’t break down in water. They clump together, causing build-up, clogs, and damage to your pipes. Rather than pour coffee grounds down the sink, add them to your mulch or compost pile. They are great fertilizers for your lawn and garden.
Work with Your Leading Drain Cleaning Experts in Las Vegas, Nevada
It’s important to be mindful of what goes down your drains, and it’s just as important to know when to call a drain cleaning professional. If your home or business is dealing with slow drainage, back-up, or clogs, give Discount Drain Cleaning Las Vegas a call today.
Discount Drain Cleaning’s mission in Las Vegas is to provide customers honest, dependable, affordable services so that your drains can flow freely once again.