Whether it’s in your bathroom, laundry room, or kitchen, you should never take a clogged drain for granted. Left unattended, clogged drains can cause a multitude of problems. Regardless of the type of plumbing system you have, there is a huge possibility that it will develop clogs at one point or another.

While routine drain cleaning can make a world of difference, there are other things you need to do to ensure your drain stays in peak shape and does not clog. For starters:

Keep grease out of the kitchen drain.

Before washing your dishes and cookware, remove as much of the oil, grease, and fat so it won’t make its way to the sink. Grease, fat, and oil can solidify and can stick to your pipes, and cause clogs.

Use a drain strainer.

Clogged drains can also be attributed to small debris that gets stuck in the drain. Using a drain strainer can help ensure they won’t get to your drain pipes. You can also use various strainers in the shower to keep soap scum, dirt, and fallen hair from getting to the shower drain and clogging it.

Conduct regular pipe inspections.

One of the best ways to prevent a blocked drain would be to invest in the help of a professional. While unfortunate to note, some drainage issues are not immediately evident. Recognizing any potential problems, however, is easy for professionals. 

A drain plumber can also easily resolve whatever draining issues you may have with utmost ease. For other effective tips and tricks that can help avoid drain clogging, check out the infographic below.

About the Author

Rachel Watson is the Senior Content Editor of Precision Air & Plumbing, a full-service HVAC, plumbing, and home performance contractor operating in Chandler, Arizona. Rachel enjoys yoga and writing articles about how to make home living more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.

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