How to Protect Your Drains from Blockages

Drains Blockages

Are you finding that your drains are constantly blocked? While you may have poor plumbing in your home, it could also be the way that you're using your drains -- or failing to protect them. Drain blockages can be quite costly to fix, especially if the blockage is located quite far down the drain. Here are a few tips that you can use to avoid these issues in the future.

Avoid Hair and Fur

If you or your family members have long hair, you should make it a point to brush your and their hair out before taking a shower or a bath. You might be surprised to discover how much people truly shed! Long hair will very easily clog drains, and often creates clogs that are difficult to get rid of. By brushing your hair first, you'll avoid the problem -- all the hair will end up on the brush.

Likewise, you might want to avoid washing your pets in the tub or shower; if you have to, make sure to completely cover the drain first. Pet fur, especially long pet fur, will very easily clog up a drain -- dogs shed a lot.

Know What You Can't Put Down the Drain

Grease -- including both oil and butter -- should never be put down a drain, nor should most food products. For toilets, even "flushable" items such as baby wipes and sanitary products are often not really flushable; though they'll go down the toilet, they may cause problems later, especially if you have a septic tank. As a general rule, only flush toilet paper down your toilet; anything else could get wrapped up and stuck and cause problems later on. If you have a disposal, don't forget that certain things like coffee grounds should never be put down it.

If your drains are blocked, call us to unblock your drains in Las Vegas and the surrounding areas. We are available any time of the day or night to help you with your plumbing problems!