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How to Prevent Common Drain Problems

The drains in your home handle all the wastewater from sinks, toilets, and tubs as it flows down the pipes. Over time, they can get clogged with soap scum, hair, dirt, and other debris, causing water to back up and overflow.

A-1 Total Service Plumbing offers thorough drain cleaning in Orange, CA to help you keep your drains flowing freely. But we also share some tips to help you prevent common drain problems in the future.

Use Garbage Disposals With Care

If you send most of your food waste to the garbage disposal, you’ll quickly need service from our drain cleaning company. Avoid putting any fibrous, starchy, oily, or greasy foods into the disposal, as these will eventually clog up the drain. Always turn on cold water while the disposal is running and keep it running for at least 15 seconds after the last of the waste is gone.

Watch What You Flush

Only flush human waste down the toilet. Flushing baby wipes, wrappers, menstrual care products, or other hygiene products quickly causes a clogged drain. Place a waste receptacle by the bathroom for collecting trash.

Install a Sink Strainer

Made of silicone or wire mesh, a sink strainer or drain screen can help catch hair and food clogs before they enter your drain. Some debris will still pass through the small openings, so you’ll need to schedule annual drain snaking to remove any buildup.

Schedule Routine Drain Cleaning

Foul drain odors result from bacteria breaking down the organic matter stuck in your drains and pipes. Consider investing in a hydro jetting service to eliminate the unpleasant smell permeating your home. Hydro jetting uses pressurized water to clean the drains, making it a safe and efficient option for all pipes.

Recognize a Drain Emergency

If your drain overflows or the pipe leaks, you need emergency drain cleaning. Don’t wait for the issue to resolve itself, as it likely won’t. Our team offers emergency service, and we’ll arrive promptly to unclog the drain, repair the pipes, or whatever else is necessary before the issue worsens.

If you need help preventing or dealing with common drain problems, turn to the reliable drain cleaning services offered by A-1 Total Service Plumbing. We’ll be happy to help you with all your drainage needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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