How to Avoid Clogged Drains This Holiday Season

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The holiday season is a prime time for plumbing issues, but if you follow these steps, you may avoid some of the most common ones! Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter is the company to call if you ever find yourself facing problems with clogged drains and require professional drain cleaning in Bellevue, WA.

As a drain cleaning company, Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter makes it a point to give our clients advice on how they can keep their drains clog-free especially this Christmas.

1. Do not pour harsh chemicals down your drains

If you do end up with a clogged drain, please do not attempt to unclog drains by pouring harmful chemicals down them. Drains are especially vulnerable to damage from caustic chemicals typically found in store-bought drain cleaning products, which can also burn skin and corrode pipes.

2. Install drain screens in your sinks and showers

These products fit over the drain opening to prevent hair, soap scum, and other debris from entering the drain. Installing drain screens or hair catchers over drains is an easy way to reduce the likelihood of needing drain cleaning services during the holidays.

3. Use garbage disposal properly

Knowing what your garbage disposal can and cannot process will go a long way in keeping your drain pipes functional and clog-free amidst the hustle and bustle of the festivities.

How to Fix a Clogged Drain

Drain snaking is an easy and effective method used to remove blockages. A lengthy cable with a hook or blade is fed down the drain in search of a clog. The snake’s end, which has a hook or a blade, is used to dislodge the obstruction so it can be flushed away. However, drain snaking is best left to professionals for efficient and long-lasting results.

Don’t let avoidable issues such as clogged toilets, drains, or frozen pipes, spoil the holidays for you and your family. For top-notch drain cleaning, contact Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter and expect quality results no matter the season.

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