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7 Tips for Keeping Drains Clean and Unclogged

The kitchen drain suffers a lot of abuse from everyone in the household, eventually becoming dirty and grimy through time. Sometimes, it can also clog up, causing water to fill your sink and eventually overflow, it you allow it to. Hence, caring for your drain is an important task, and we understand it more than anyone else. Here at Crystal Drain Toronto, we help our customer with drain issues all the time. Therefore, we know more about fixing them more than anyone else! Also, we will talking about tips to keep in mind when using the drain!

Water Temperature!

Your preference towards washing your hands in water maybe cold or just lukewarm, but did you known very hot water helps break up grease lurking in water. You should run your tap water at least once a week. Then again, there are times when running cold water is beneficial as well. Hot water can help break down the grease whereas cold water helps with solidifying grease into blocks. This can help later with fishing them out or other tasks.

Collecting Grease!

Coming home after a long day of work, you might be tempted to throw the grease down the drain. It is understandable, but unless you want to do more work than needed down the line, you are better off doing something else with that grease. The best method is often to simply collect the grease in a can or jar so you can dispose of it later carefully and safely.

Using A Drain Trap!

There are substance that often struggle to flow through the drain. Such substances include soap scum, crumbs and hair. They can end up cogging your shower drains and kitchen drains. Hence, if you wish to prevent such a clog, it is a great idea to install a drain trap to catch them below they flow down the drain. You can easily remove them and dispose of the substances later.

Cleaning Your Drain!

If you are afraid of getting a drain clog, it is best to get ahead of it by clearing it out. There are many methods you can choose from. Here are some for you to consider. Pour 1/2 cup baking soda into the drain. Next, pour 1/4 cup white vinegar on top of the baking soda, and then 1/2 cup salt on top of both. Leave the drain for 15 minutes, and then pour boiling water into the sink. You could also pour down a tablespoon of dish liquid into the drain, and then pour boiling water.

Keeping Certain Substances Out!

There are certain things you must ensure never go into a drain:

  • Eggshells
  • Household cleaning products
  • Medications
  • Coffee grounds
  • Paper towels
  • Produce stickers
  • Napkins
  • Fruit peels

Follow these steps to keep your drains clean and clear, and you can avoid everyday drainage problems. But sometimes clogs happen despite your best efforts.  A stubborn clog is difficult to remove without the right training and equipment. Hence, if this ever occurs, give us a call, cause we are the best plumbers around!