Homeowners often hire professionals to help them with home maintenance. Sometimes, they look for a tankless water heater installer, professional roofer, window and door repairmen and more. Other sought-after services involve inspection, maintenance and repair of plumbing systems.
As a homeowner, you can hire professional plumbers to help you solve your maintenance issues. However, there are also things you can do yourself to help prevent major issues from occurring on your property, and one of them is the prevention of clogged drains.
There are various factors which can lead to clogged drains. One of the most common reasons why drains become clogged is because of hair. Whether it’s human or pet hair, it can pose a major problem to your drainage and plumbing system and require intensive professional plumbing inspection.
There are also other things such as soaps and sticky deposits which can contribute to the clogging of your drains. That’s why it’s important to do all you can to prevent drain clogging.
Doing the following can help you avoid the hair problem:
Keep sinks and showers free from hair– To make sure hair doesn’t come near your shower drains, brush your hair before taking a shower. This will prevent loose hair from falling down into the drain. Also, after taking a shower, always check the shower floor for stray hairs. Pick up any that you find and throw them in the trash can (not the toilet).
Install drain screens and covers– For easy, hassle-free cleaning, install drain screens or covers. This will effectively catch any hair and prevent it–as well as other deposits–from clogging your shower and sink drains.
Perform a major cleanup– At least once every month, free your drains from hair and other deposits. You can do this by pouring baking soda and apple cider or white vinegar into your drains and letting it sit for a while. Then rinse it down with boiling water for a clean finish.
You can also talk to a reliable company like Oak Plumbing. Give us a call at (707) 200-7594 to get plumbing assistance, gas leak repair and other professional services. Get in touch with us today! We serve Benicia, Sacramento, Vacaville, and surrounding CA communities.