Hair in the Drain? 4 Home Hacks to Keep Your Tub Clog-Free

Hair in bathroom drains is an unpleasant thing to deal with. Unfortunately, it’s bound to happen sooner or later. Even if you don’t have long hair, hair eventually accumulates. It’s the most common source of drain blockages, and you can avert them by using these hacks to keep your drains clog-free.

Don’t Dump Certain Substances down the Drain

You can prevent drain clogs by not disposing of certain substances down them. For example, paint, paint thinner, oils and other substances can clog drains. Don’t dump these substances in bathroom sinks or tub drains. The same is true for too many paper products put down a toilet drain, so don’t flush anything other than toilet paper. This can block up and cause problems in your entire plumbing system.

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Easy DIY Tips for Sewer Blockage

Contributed by Ashley Kinsela

Drain or sewer blockage is quite a common problem. Anyone can encounter the same, but you need to know how to handle the same. Mostly people take the help of the professionals to get rid from such situations but with a little effort you can also clear the sewer blockages. The only thing you need is a little information and you can easily accomplish the purpose. In this way you will be able to save a few bucks and also find some DIY solutions to your deal with the sewer blockage as well.

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Blocked Drain Cleaning Services that help you clear your Drains

Contributed by Jack Louis

Sinks and basins can easily get blocked and clogged because the waste poured into them all the time, be it knowingly or unknowingly. Drain cleaning is essential to prevent the water from backing up in sewage pipes. Right from straws to hair strands, to papers and napkins, there are many things which the homeowners throw into the sewage pipes, as a result of which the pipes get blocked.

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The Secret Life of Grease

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How many of you pour grease down the drain?  Guilty!!

After grease travels down the drain, it is washed into the plumbing system. The grease sticks to the insides of the sewer causing build up. Eww!

Eventually, it can block the entire piping causing

  • Raw Sewage overflow into your home, yard, or street
  • Expensive clean-up
  • Potential contact with disease-causing organisms

I usually try to dump a little.  However, a little builds up too!

Leftover Grease – What do we do with it?!

DO

  • Use an old container to pour excess grease in.
  • Scrape food scraps from plates in the trash can for disposal.

DO NOT

  • Pour grease/oil or any food scraps down drains.
  • Use HOT water to rinse grease off of any cookware or surfaces.

I always thought cold water was best for rinsing cookware with grease.  Now that I have been doing it all wrong for 20 years, I will be using hot water from now on.  EEK!