Although you should have your drains cleaned out every few years, there are several ways you can cut down how frequently your drains need to be serviced. With the help of these simple suggestions, you can take preventative measures to keep your pipes and drains in working order. These tips and tricks will show you how to keep your drains clear and clean so your septic provider doesn't have to.
Flush Your Drains
Although low-flow toilets and faucets can help you save water, they can also become clogged much easier than regular appliances. Low-flow toilets and faucets use a significantly lower volume of water, which is not as effective at carrying away debris and can leave it to collect in your pipes.
Luckily, you can clear away the debris left in your pipes by manually flushing the pipes with a large flow of water. To flush your drain, start by boiling a large pot of water. Next, pour half of the hot water into your toilet or drain while simultaneously flushing to help keep the large main drain line clear. After five minutes, repeat the process with the rest of the hot water. If you have multiple low-flow appliances in your home, you should be regularly flushing your drains every week or two to melt away any grease buildup and dislodge any debris stuck in your drain.
Install a Lint Catcher
Lint, dryer sheets, and small pieces of fabric are common culprits when it comes to clogging up your drain. These materials can squeeze through your washing machine's drain hose and become trapped in your drains.
To stop lint from blocking up your drain, you can invest in a lint catcher known as lint traps. Lint traps are placed directly into your laundry tub drain hole to act as a barrier between your drain and any lint/pieces of fabric that make it through your washer's drain hose. These devices come in the form of either mesh nets or reusable plastic cone-shaped traps and can be purchased at most hardware stores.
Do NOT Dump Grease
One of the worst offenders when it comes to clogging up drains is grease. Grease that is still warm when it is poured down your drain will cool and congeal inside your pipes. As more grease accumulates or catches other food particles, major clogs can begin to form.
To avoid a greasy nightmare inside your pipes, avoid pouring any grease or cooking oil down your drain. Simply collect your grease in a jar instead and throw it out (in the trash) when it starts to get full. For thrifty homeowners, there are also types of containers you can purchase that are specifically designed to save your grease for reuse.
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