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3 Ways to Prevent Your Drain from Getting Clogged

Let’s admit it: nobody likes having clogged drains in their home. If it ever does happen, you know that you can rely on Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of West Chester, your source for expert drainage pipe installation in Chadds Ford, PA. Before then, there are preventative measures you can take to keep your drains clean and clear. Check out our tips in the video below!

Be Cautious with Your Garbage Disposal

To keep your garbage disposal working like it should, there are some items that you should always toss in the trash rather than your kitchen sink. Such foods include fats, grease, eggshells, oils, rice, pasta, bones, potatoes, fibrous foods, pits or seeds, and coffee grounds.

For most other foods, you should use cold water from the faucet to keep them from sticking to the interior of your pipes, thus avoiding severe clogging and other problems.

Be Careful About Flushing Certain Objects

Experts advise being wary of flushing certain “flushable” objects down the toilet, lest you end up having to deal with some serious clogging. Such objects include paper towels, facial tissues, diapers, and napkins, as well as medicines, vitamins, and other pharmaceuticals that can be hard on your drains. Not only may you have to get out a plunger or clean up overflowing water due to flushing one of these objects, but you can even create a serious blockage and consequent sewage backup.

Use Strainers in Your Sink

To prevent potentially damaging particles from getting into your drainage system, you should consider putting sink strainers in your bathroom and kitchen drains. These devices can restrict certain objects from entering your pipes, while still allowing water to flow freely through the strainer. By taking such measures to prevent large particles from going down your drain, you’ll have extra assurance that even if you or somebody else makes a mistake the strainer will catch the object and, therefore, be conducive to a healthy flow of water.

If you have any questions about your home’s drain, or if you’re in need of toilet repair in Kennett Square, PA, don’t hesitate to call us today at (610) 557-3692.