Although drain maintenance can be scary for most homeowners, it is only because there is not a lot of information that is shared with the average homeowner. But fear not because a little knowledge can go a long way, which will help save money and time in the future.
First, there are 3 tools to help remove the blockage depending on the size of the clog. All can be located at a local hardware store. They are as follows.
- Hand held drill-style drain cleaners, used for moderate stubborn blockage
- Power drain cleaning machine, which is for bigger blockages.
- Liquid drain cleaners to breakdown buildup in the drains.
If you would like, you could to create a cheap DIY environment-friendly drain cleaner that saves time and money.
When to call a plumber?
Removing your building trap is something that can sufficiently help avoid a very big problem in the future. Call a plumber if you see you have this in your drainage system.
Second, when a floor drain is not used for a long time the water may evaporate. This in turn creates a really bad smell. Therefore, just add water to the drain every once and a while. This keeps foul odors from filling your home.
Finally, a drain clean out is very necessary for drain maintenance. A plumber could potentially install a removable drain cover. I makes future work easier for you or the plumber to check and see what the problem is with your drains in the future. Saving time and money