Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Preventative Plumbing Tips From AquaTech Plumbing:

  • Place a strainer over kitchen and bathroom drains if they do not already have one; this will prevent hair, pieces of soap, food, bugs, and other debris from clogging your drains. Clean the strainer as needed. Keep a trash bin nearby for convenience.
  • Always unclog a drain mechanically rather than chemically whenever possible.
  • Use chemical drain cleaners sparingly, especially if your pipes or traps are made of brass, steel, or cast-iron, as some chemicals may corrode metal pipes. Instead, try this: 
  • Pour a cup of baking soda followed by a cup of vinegar down your drain every month. This will help to prevent clogs and isn’t harsh on your pipes.
  • The drains in showers and in bathroom sinks typically need extra care-- pour two or three gallons of boiling water down each bathroom drain about once a month to clear out hair and greasy particles. Preventative measures are NEVER regretted.
  • Every week or two remove sink and tub pop-up stoppers and rinse them off. You can even run them through the dishwasher.
  • Every three or four months remove the overflow plate on the tub and pull up the pop-up assembly to reach the spring or rocker arm. Then, remove accumulated hair and rinse thoroughly.
  • If your shower drain is plugged up, try a plunger first...
  • If the plunger doesn't unplug the drain, contact one of our professionals to mechanically unclog the drain. 
  • Prevent drain clogs by putting a lint trap on your washing machine discharge hose. Quite a bit of debris can get through if you don’t.
For additional information or for help with preventing clogged drains, contact the Naperville area Plumbers of AquaTech Plumbing.


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