It’s never nice when drains overflow or become blocked with debris. It’s messy, smelly, and is painful to clean. However, it is possible to prevent many problems simply by following a few best practices. Check out our tips and tricks below that will help to keep your sinks, toilets, drains and sewer lines clean and clear!
-Do not put food or grease down the drain
-Wipe out greasy pans with paper towel before washing them
-Use sink catcher plugs to prevent food from going down the drain
-The Number 1 recommended soap is Dawn because it breaks up grease and keeps pipes clean
-Do not use creamy dish soaps
If vanity drains slowly, remove the vanity plug. Most of the time, it's caused by hair caught on the plug. Remove the hair put back the plug and try running the water again. It should solve the problem. If not, don't hesitate to contact us. Tooth paste, shaving cream, and liquid hand-washing soaps can cause buildup. Once a month use a quarter of a cup of Dawn with a kettle of boiling water and run it down the vanity drain.
Always use a hair strainer in the drain to avoid hair building up in the drain.
If water comes up to the rim, or drains slowly, use a small screw driver down the toilet vent (the smaller hole) to push down scale build up. This will bring back the pushing power of the toilet.