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Plumbing Tip: How to Prevent Clogged Drains

You depend on your plumbing system for more than you may even realize. Every time you wash your hands, take a shower, do your laundry or flush the toilet, you rely on the effective performance of your plumbing. This is precisely why you should take any measures possible to minimize the risk of damaging your plumbing system. Any problem with your plumbing, no matter how minor it may seem, can have a negative impact on the system as a whole. One of the most common problems plumbers see are clogged drains. Here are a few tips from the Riverside, CA plumbing professionals at Avis Air about how to avoid clogged drains.

One of the simplest and most effective ways to prevent clogged drains in your home is to use drain guards whenever you are washing dishes. When food scraps make their way into your drains, they do not always make their way back out. It is equally important to use them in your bathtub to trap hair and other materials that may clog your drains.

Also, just be mindful of what you put down your drain. While you probably wouldn’t try to process a chicken carcass in your garbage disposal, there are a number of items that are less obviously problematic. Fibrous foods, such as corn husks or celery stalks, can damage your garbage disposal and trap other debris in your drains. Pouring hot grease or fats down a drain is another common way user error leads to clogged drains. While it may be a liquid when hot, that grease will congeal in your pipes as it cools. This allows it to trap other items on their way through, developing substantial clogs over time.

The best way for you to prevent clogged drains is to not only avoid them, but to deal with them properly should they develop. Do not reach for an over the counter chemical cleaner or attempt to clear you drain out yourself. While these approaches may seem like a quick fix, they will not last. A professional plumber from Avis Air, on the other hand, has the skills and tools, such as video camera pipe inspection equipment, to ensure that your clogged drain is cleared completely. When you have a clogged drain or need any plumbing service completed, in Riverside, CA, call Avis Air.

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