Like any plumbing system, your Chandler, AZ home plumbing is prone to getting clogged. Environmental factors, like the minerals in the water or the dust in the air, can contribute to clogs. Other common causes of clogs include hair, dirt, and food (depending on the drain of course.)
Keeping all of your drains clean and functional is a smart choice both for convenience’ sake and so that you plumbing system remains in good shape. Here are 4 things you need to make that happen:
You probably have a basic drain stopper in your sinks, tub, and/or shower so that you can fill the basin easily. Look for stoppers that serve as a first catcher for clogging crud. For instance, select a stopper designed with holes to let the water through when desired. This will help to catch dirt, particles, food, and hair before it enters your plumbing system.
It is also wise to install filters inside of the pipes beneath the drain as well. Many of these filters are designed for easy removal so that you can pull them out of the drainage pipe and clean them out as needed. You can find filters like these in unique varieties designed for people with long hair, pets, hard water, and more.
Drain Specific Augers
Face it: occasionally clogs are inevitable. Have a drain auger available for use. This handy contraption is tool that can be snaked into a clogged drain pipe and help to break up or remove the cause of it. You can find augers in a variety of sizes.
Drain Cleaner Fluids
Performing regular maintenance on your plumbing system and drains will help to keep everything flowing smoothly. That means emptying drain baskets and cleaning filters. It also means flushing your drains with drain cleaner occasionally.
Choose a drain cleaning fluid designed for use on the materials used for plumbing in your Chandler, AZ home. Set a regular schedule, even reminding yourself on the calendar, so that you don’t forget to pour a little bit of this fluid down the drain once in a while.