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Clogged drains are a certainty in every home. It doesn’t matter whether you rent an apartment or own your own home, it’s going to happen.
Kitchens and bathrooms alike will surely experience these problems.
Culprits like grease, hair, and soap scum don’t have to get the best of you.
I’ll share some quick and easy tips to help clear clogged drains in your life.
Clear Clogged Drain in Kitchen
Cooking grease, oil, detergent soap scum, and un-dissolved food particles (such as rice which expands in water) are poured into the drain.
Don’t pour these items down the sink. Designate a special place to dispose of cooking grease and oil such as a used coffee canister or glass jar with a top. Flush drains with hot water to ensure soap scum is dissolved. Use a sink drain to catch food particles from used dishwater.
Clear Clogged Drain in Bathroom
Hair, toothpaste, soap scum are poured into the drain.
Be sure to prevent hair from getting into the drain. If you comb your hair at or over the sink, get it out of the sink, while dry, and throw it into the trash. Run hot water in the sink regularly – ideally with each use. This will help with dissolving the scum.
Location: Tub & Shower
Dirt, skin flakes, and especially hair binds to soap scum on the walls of drain pipes.
Try to prevent hair from getting into the drain by using a strainer. Empty it regularly – ideally after each use. Throw it into the trash. Run hot water in regularly – ideally with each use. This will help with dissolving the scum. Regular cleaning will also keep water flowing smoothly.
People flush down items that do not dissolve or break apart in water such as:
- feminine hygiene products
- cotton-tipped swabs
- dental floss
- pre-moistened diaper wipes
Only put in waste and paper that readily dissolve in water. Regular cleaning will also keep water flowing smoothly.
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