October 30, 2015

Take Care of Your Drains, They’ll Take Care of You

You have to be careful what you dump down your drains. When drains go uncared for and blockage happens, it sometimes ends up costing a homeowner thousands of dollars. At MoreVent, we have seen it all. I want to give you a few tips on drain care so you can avoid that bill.
The number one culprit of drain blockage is grease. Number one: avoid throwing grease down your drains. If you dump excess grease into a cup, after a couple of hours, that grease will harden. Well, that’s exactly what happens to your drain.
Make sure that when you use garbage disposal that you’re not just throwing stuff down there. Run water through the drain as you’re using the garbage disposal to help carry those items out of the system.
When it comes to using the toilets in your house, avoid throwing baby wipes in your toilet. They don’t break down very easily. We find a lot of baby wipes during our drain clearings. Use a trash for that.
Remember that Drano isn’t always the answer. It’s not a long-term solution for unblocking the drain. It’s very important to have a professional plumber come out and clear your system. We can send a camera through the drain system to make sure the clogging is removed.
In fact, it’s not a bad idea to have a plumber come out to your home every few years and check out your drains. You need to treat your drain system like you do the veins of your body. Build up and blockages happen over time. You sometimes have leaks that you can’t see. Those leaks can lead to huge repairs, so it’s better to have a maintenance check-up, rather than paying for service calls.
If you have any more questions about drain care or what you can do to prevent future problems, give me a call at 1-610-257-7702.

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