How to Prevent Clogged Drains: Part 1


Armed with a few tips in hand, you can be sure you’ll never have clogged drains.

Clogged drains can be an absolute pain for any homeowner. The issues seem to crop up at the worst times, like when you have a bunch of house guests over who need to all use one sink. Clogged drains are an inevitability but there are steps you can take to prevent the vast majority of nasty clogs and backups. Here are some tips from us to you so you can keep your drains clog-free.

No Waiting for Mainline Blockages!

Some folks tend to get clogged sewer lines around every year and just continue to get it cleaned. This won’t actually fix the problem though. See if your service company can scope the line to see what’s causing issues. This usually involves sending a remote camera through the line for visual inspection. It could be something like tree roots entering through clay tile joints, a partially collapsed pipe, or even rotted-out cast iron that is letting soil fall into your lines.

Install a Lint Catcher

The drain for washing machines is a common place for backups to happen. This occurs because lint, bits of fabric, facial tissue, and even potentially a sock can sneak through your washer’s drain hose and start giving you troubles. Adding a lint trap on the end of the drain hose will prevent this from being a problem for you. You can use a simple zip tie to keep the lint trap in place. Replace the trap whenever it’s full and you’ll be sure that your washing machine won’t give you any troubles!

Making Use of Bacteria

Organic matter typically causes clogged drains: from grease, to food, to hair! There is, fortunately, a kind of bacteria that will break down the organic material in your drains. Simply add the bacteria to your drain and it will consume all that organic matter, leaving your drain nice and clean. It’s also noncorrosive and won’t harm your pipes. It’s best used when no one else is using the drains, so right before everyone goes to bed, you can add the drain cleaner and let it do its work.

Get in Touch With Mahon Plumbing

Mahon Plumbing has been serving the Baltimore region’s plumbing needs since 1994. We’re ready to offer quality plumbing services and gas installation for both commercial and residential uses. Our tracks and employees are ready to handle the toughest of jobs.


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