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The Do’s And Don’ts of Preventing Blocked Drains

The Do’s And Don’ts of Preventing Blocked Drains

Preventing a blocked drain is far easier than unclogging one. We use our drainage systems on a daily basis for various reasons. We rely on them so much that one blockage can turn into a huge inconvenience. If you want to prevent a blocked drain, we’ve compiled a list of do’s and don’ts that’ll help you out:

DO use sink strainers

Sink strainers can be picked up at any hardware store in a variety of sizes that will perfectly fit any of your sinks. These will catch plenty of high-risk items including hair, nails, lint, food, etc., and prevent clogging. 

DON’T flush wet wipes

All kinds of wipes including those ‘flushable’ wipes, baby wipes, and any wipes you use when cleaning should only go to the bin after its use. 

DO dispose of used oil, grease, and fats in the rubbish bin

Pouring these down your drain may be an easy way of disposing of them, but as time goes by they begin to build up in your drainage system. This may lead to a greasy, smelly blockage and is often quite difficult to clean.

DON’T ignore slow drainage 

Slow drainage usually means your drain is clogging up somewhere. This may be due to oil and grease build-up, or growth of roots in the pipe, or even a collapsed drain, which is a far more serious issue. In these situations, it’s best to get a plumber to diagnose the problem before it worsens into something more complicated.  

These are some easy-to-remember rules you can follow to prevent severe blockages and plumbing issues. But if your drain is clogged and you need professional consultation and repair, call us at Access Plumbing for a speedy solution!