Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tips for clogs

            Clogs are one of the most common homeowner problems. They are not only an annoyance, but can also lead to overflows and water damage. Keep your drains clog-free by implementing these easy preventative practices.

Never flush sanitary napkins, baby wipes, or very thick toilet paper down the toilet. These can expand or get caught on corroding pipes and cause clogs. Instead, dispose of them in bio-degradable bags. This not only prevents clogs but also is an Eco-friendly way to dispose of soiled sanitary products.

Do not use liquid cleaning supplies meant to clear clogs. These cleaners can damage pipes. Rather, try using a plumbing snake or plunger. There are only few liquid cleaning in the market which really does the work.

 Utilize strainers to catch hair in showers and tubs. There’s a different size for drains. By the wire ones, are more efficient than plastic one.

  Never put fat, grease, or cooking oils down the drain. These fats solidify in cold pipes and cause clogs. To dispose, put it in a Tupperware and leave it on your counter until it solidifies. Then dispose of it in a compost bin for garbage collection.

              Do not run hot water in garbage disposer drain, because damage the disposer blades.


  1. Good points. Mmm.. Disposing any materials that can cause clogging in a trash box will be a great idea. Therefore, we can avoid the pile ups of debris in pipes or canals that causes floods.

    Soledad Feigenbaum

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