In the winter, it’s important to have drains that are clear and working well. If you have an issue, a plumber from Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter can come and make repairs. Meanwhile, here are some drain maintenance tips you can use to keep your drains in good shape this winter.
Run Cold Water in the Kitchen
Food particles can easily get stuck in your kitchen sink’s drain. As a result, it’s a good idea to run the cold water after each time you use the sink to wash your dishes. If enough food particles get stuck, you may need drain cleaning in Tacoma, WA. You can flush the particles down by regularly running the cold water after each use.
Know What to Avoid Putting in the Drain
Never throw grease or oil down the drain. When too much of it accumulates, it can solidify in the pipe and cause a clog. When that happens, you need drain cleaning services. Instead, pour grease and oil into a jar, let it solidify and then throw it in the trash.
Clear All Clogs
Check all of the drains in your home and look to see if any have clogs. If you do find a clogged drain, you can naturally clear it by using a mixture of baking soda and white vinegar. Pour hot water down after letting the mixture sit for half an hour. If it’s particularly bad, you may want to also use a snake to clear it out. If you can’t fix the drain yourself, you should call a professional to do it.
Clean Your Drains
A great maintenance step is to clean your drains regularly. You can prevent the need for drain snaking when you stay on top of cleaning. However, only use natural methods like the baking soda and vinegar mixture and avoid using harsh chemical drain cleaners.
Clear Outdoor Drains
It’s good practice to clear your outdoor drains of debris. Remove dirt, leaves, twigs and snow from them to keep them clear so they can properly drain. This can save you a lot of time and trouble.
Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter is the drain cleaning company you can turn to for all of your drain care needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.