In order to have drains that will not have to be treated for clogs very often, you will have to do your part to remain proactive. The more diligent you are, the clearer your drains will be. You can then save the calls for an emergency plumbing situation for other drain or pipe issues.
Always Use A Kitchen Sink Strainer Basket
Even though you will want to make sure that everyone in the house is refraining from dumping food scraps into the kitchen sink, you will want to always have a strainer basket sitting in the opening of the drain. This way, should anything that should not go down the drain accidentally find its way into the sink, you will be able to remove it without worry since the strainer basket will catch it.
Food and pieces of food wrappers that make their way into the drain can quickly cause it to become clogged. The strainer basket will also allow the water to continue to flow through the drain so it will not cause the sink to fill up with water.
Place A Hair Catcher Strainer In The Bathroom Drains
You will want to purchase a strainer that is specifically designed with the intention to catch pieces of hair. Since the bathroom sink drain and the drain in the bathtub or shower stall is most likely going to get the most hair in it, you will want one of those strainers in each drain. You will need to make sure that you are removing the hair catcher strainers about every week in order to thoroughly clean them of all of the hair that they caught.
You might be surprised at how quickly hair can build up on those strainers in a short amount of time. If you do not clean the hair out of the strainers as often as you should, you will start to notice that the tub, bottom of the shower stall, or the bathroom sink will begin to fill up with water instead of the water making its way through the drain and down into the drain pipes.
With just those two tips in mind, you should be able to dramatically reduce the number of times you will have to deal with major clogs in one of the drains. Also, you should find that the drain pipes will not be as likely to experience a lot of problems since you are no longer allowing so much debris to go through the drains.
For more information, contact a professional in your area like those found at PlumbWise, Inc.