The Danger of Clogged Drains

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Clogged drains are more than an inconvenience. When a toilet backs up into a bathtub or when a sink overflows it can be harmful to your health and cause property damage.

The best way to prevent a clogged drain is to catch it early on. If you clear a slow drain before it becomes a major back-up, then you can save yourself from a lot of aggravation and expense.

The best way to prevent a clogged drain is to be mindful of what you put in it. Here are some big Blue Technician tips to help prevent clogged drains.

8 Tips for Healthy Drains

  1. Don’t pour cooking grease or coffee grounds down the drain. Dispose of cooking grease in a can or cardboard container then throw it in the trash. Put coffee grounds in the compost.
  2. Use a strainer to prevent rice and pasta from entering the drain. Both rice and pasta swell, even after they’ve been through the garbage disposal.
  3. Run hot water down your kitchen drain for 20 minutes once a week to clear grease.
  4. Never flush wipes or hygiene products down the toilet, even if they claim to be flush-able.
  5. Schedule annual preventative drain cleaning maintenance for old sewer lines.
  6. Put a strainer on shower and tub drains to prevent hair from entering the pipes.
  7. Avoid drain cleaning chemicals, they cause more problems than they cure, not to mention they’re horrible for the environment and poisonous to children and pets.
  8. Stop brushing your teeth. Toothpaste build-ups are the biggest issues for bathroom sink drains. Just kidding, please brush your teeth!

Do you have a slow drain? Then give us a call and get it cleared before it becomes a major issue.

All Big Blue Plumbing Technicians undertake extensive training in drain cleaning, fiber optic camera inspections, and drain maintenance. Plus, we use an EPA-approved micro-bacterial solution that is non-toxic and pet-safe.

Schedule a Big Blue service appointment today and save with this month’s drain cleaning service specials — all drain cleaning services include a 90-day Clean and Clear Guarantee!