Three Tips for Easy Drain Preventative Maintenance

No one likes to find out they have a clogged drain, especially when it is severe enough to have to call in the professionals. Isn’t there some easier way to keep your drains free and clear, so you don’t have to deal with backups and smelly messes? In fact, there are a few things you can do every day for easy drain preventative maintenance that will keep your drains working well with little hassle.

  1. Be Mindful – There are some things that just shouldn’t go down the drain. When it comes to drain preventative maintenance, one of the easiest things you can do is be aware of the items that should really go in the trash instead of in the sink or down the toilet. If you ever aren’t sure about something, think trash before drain, and you’ll be on the right track.
  2. Routine Cleaning – Taking time once a week or once a month to routinely clean your drains is another good way to keep your drains clear. Something as simple as removing stoppers and giving your drains a quick clean-out will keep debris from making its home inside the drain. You’ll see a big difference in the way your water drains and the health of your plumbing overall.
  3. Use Easy Tools – When it comes to drain preventative maintenance, there are lots of tools on the market that make keeping things clean easier– for example, a simple mesh cover that goes over your tub drain to catch hair or starting a compost bin instead of relying on your garbage disposal as much. You’ll notice that your drains clog less often and it is easier to maintain them over time.

If you ever have questions about drain preventative maintenance or you need professional help with a tough clog, give us a call at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Morganton for assistance. Our experienced professionals are equipped to assist you with all your plumbing needs.