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3 Ways to Prevent Clogged Drains

Whenever you run into a slow or backed-up drain, you can count on the plumbing professionals of Service Plus Heating, Cooling and Plumbing for same-day service. But obviously avoiding clogs altogether is preferable. To that end, here are a few ways to prevent clogged drains:

1. Toss food scraps into the garbage, not down the kitchen sink. Scraping food items off plates before rinsing will help keep your drains clear. The same goes for cooking oil; pouring it down the drain can create a sticky, messy clog. Instead, funnel it into a sealable container and put it in the trash after it’s cooled down.

3 Ways to Prevent Clogged Drains

2. Buy hair catchers for tubs and showers. This handy device sits in the drain to catch hair, soap scum and other debris that tend to build up. Cleaning it out every month should prevent clogs.

3. Maintain your garbage disposal. Contrary to popular belief, a garbage disposal isn’t meant to take care of food scraps for you. Abusing this appliance can lead to a messy kitchen sink. Turn on your garbage disposal, toss in some ice cubs, and follow it with sliced lemon. This will scrape grease off the walls of your disposal and leave your kitchen smelling fresh!

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