To Drain, or Not To Drain? Part 3

We’ve all had those moments. You know, the ones where you think, “Is this flushable?” “Can my garburator handle this?” “Will my floor drain suffice?” If you’ve thought about this, you’re not the only one. There are times everyone may need to second guess the power of their plumbing system. Here at Water Heater Rescue we understand those thoughts, but we’re also here to help put them at ease. Here is part 3 of To Drain, or Not To Drain? To see Part 1, click here. Skip back to Part 2 here.

Household Drains:

This includes all of them- your sink, your floor drains, and your bathtub and laundry drains. Here are some tips on how to avoid the clog, plug, or over flow.

Ensure all drains have a mesh screen over them to catch any debris, such as hair, food scraps, dirt, lint, etc.

Kitchen: Always scrape your dishes into the garbage as best you can before rinsing. This is a must, then put them in the dishwasher or manually wash them in the sink. Always remember to only run your dishwasher when you have a full load for maximum efficiency and energy savings.

Bathroom: Always brush your hair right before a shower to ensure you are getting out as much loose hair as possible. If any hair detaches, match sure that you trash it, don’t try to flush it. When it comes to pets, try to wash them outside when the weather gets warmer to avoid excess hair in your drains. If you can’t wait, try investing in a wash tub for your furry friend!

Invest in a quality auger or the proper plunger. This can help in a situation normally no one wants to be in. If it doesn’t go your way, avoid the chemical plumbers and call a real one! Liquid drain clearing solutions usually aren’t as great as you would assume, and sometimes may cause more problems than they solve.

As mentioned above, the things that you probably wouldn’t want in your own drinking water or ocean shouldn’t be put down the drain. This includes nail polishes, bleach and other strong household cleaners, anti-freeze and motor oil, and even cosmetics.

To keep these drains in good working order, dump a good amount of water down drains, especially your rarely used ones, to ensure that they are in good working order when the time comes for use!

That’s all the tips we have for you today. Happy draining!





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