Over the years we have come across many households who wish someone could have told them earlier exactly how to prevent drains from blocking in a few simple steps.
Few things are as aggravating as a blocked drain. These blockages, which can range from a clogged shower drain to a clogged sink or an overflowing toilet, are not only unsightly, but they can also be filthy and cause damage to your home. Cleaning up can be time-consuming, and repairs can be pricey.
T&N Plumbers provides the best plumbing services in Johannesburg and our Johannesburg plumbing professionals provide these three recommendations to help you avoid clogged drains before they develop:
1) FOR YOUR SHOWER AND TUB, USE DRAIN STRAINERS
A variety of circumstances might cause your shower or tub to overflow, leaving you with a water disaster. Soap scum, loose hair, and children’s toys can all fall down the drain and build up over time, clogging it. A drain strainer placed over the drain, in addition to regular cleaning, can trap hair and small particles, allowing the drain to continue to flow normally.
2) BE AWARE OF WHAT YOU ARE FLUSHING.
No one wants to deal with a blocked or overflowing toilet. While using the right amount of toilet paper will help prevent blockages, several routinely flushed things should be avoided. Hygiene goods such as baby wipes, paper towels, cat litter, and “flushable” sanitizing wipes do not dissolve like toilet paper and can clog your pipes. Avoid flushing certain items, and keep the lid closed to avoid an inadvertent drop, such as your cell phone.
3) UNDERSTAND WHEN YOU SHOULD USE THE TRASH AND NOT THE GARBAGE DISPOSAL
When the sink stops draining, leaving a nasty pool of food and dirty water, kitchen cleanup can quickly turn into a stomach-churning nightmare. Make sure to carefully select which items to put into the garbage disposal rather than throwing in the trash to help avoid kitchen chaos.
Pits, nuts, seeds, and animal bones can harm the garbage disposal and should be discarded instead. Potato peels, stringy fruits, and the outer shells of some vegetables can also clog the blades.
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If you have a clog that requires professional help, call T&N Plumbing for the best plumbing services in Johannesburg, please contact us for all your blocked drains, and other plumbing issues and our plumbing experts will have your drains flowing again in no time!