No homeowner would go out of their way to compromise the functionality of their drains. However, there might be a few seemingly harmless habits or practices you have that are actually bad for your drains. Cole Plumbing, the trusted expert in drain cleaning in Prattville, AL, lists down a few of the ways that you might be unintentionally damaging your drains.
Pouring Grease Down the Sink
If you want to dispose of grease from your pans, pots, and leftover meals, a trash basket can serve you better than your kitchen sink or washroom basin. As any reputable drain cleaning company would tell you, grease is not meant to be poured down into the drains. Doing so can lead to a persistent blockage that is difficult to resolve and would ultimately cause extensive damage to your plumbing lines.
Clogs caused by hardened grease and oil sludge can be safely removed by a professional via drain snaking.
Treating the Drains as a Trash Can
One of the most common reasons we are called for drain cleaning services is due to a clogged toilet. And more often than not, it’s items such as wet wipes, sanitary napkins, and a bunch of other similar products that are the cause of the clog. Even toilet paper shouldn’t be flushed. The same goes for items that are advertised as “flushable”.
Using Store-Bought Drain Cleaners
With the light-speed at which cleaning solutions continue to appear, disappear, and be replaced on store shelves, you might think that since they’re getting sold so fast, then they might not be that bad. However, some drain cleaners can actually cause more problems instead of fixing them. Because many drain cleaners contain toxic chemicals, they have the tendency to react with metals resulting in damage, corrosion and an even more clogged drain.
There are plenty of other things, incidences, and situations that may result in you unintentionally damaging your drains. But the good news is that Cole Plumbing is here to help. Contact us if you're looking for a reliable plumber. We’d be more than happy to serve you.