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How can I take care of the drains in my home?

Tips On Properly Maintaining Your Drains


Plumbing drains might not be something many people will think about until a problem arises. These problems can very well be severe. A clogged drain could lead to a major flood capable of causing wide spread damage. To avoid such serious damage, it may be best to become familiar with a number of basics steps to properly maintain a drain.

Be mindful of how water runs down the drain. If the water fills up in the sink and the water does not travel down the drain quickly, this is not something to ignore. Water should go down the drain quite quickly. If it is not doing this, then trouble is likely present. Never ignore warning signs of a problem or else it is only going to get worse.

Maintaining a drain also entails taking the proper steps to be sure nothing improper is done to it. The most common error people make is they put things down the drain they really should not. Huge chunks of food and thick, lumpy oil are examples of refuse that should be thrown out with the trash. When they are put down the drain, they have a tendency to cause clogs. A drain is not an all-purpose escape hatch for garbage. Those who use a drain for minor disposal tasks will find the drain ends up being free of a number of common problems.

Avoid pouring tons and tons of drain cleaner down the drain when a clog emerges. Drain cleaner has its limitations. It also has its dangers. If the clog is really severe, drain cleaner is not going to break it up. Instead, the cleaner might end up outright burning and damaging the pipes. The chemical fumes from certain drain cleaners can arise in the air, which means anyone living in the home would have to ingest them. Obviously, that is not a good thing.

What can you do if a real problems arises? When a major problem in the drain is present, the best thing to do is call on a professional plumbing service to fix the problems. Avoid trying to do things on your own could lead to causing more problems.

Are you dealing with clogged drains in your Nashville home? Call Green Hills Plumbing at (615) 866-1917 and schedule a service call today!