plumbing repairAre you looking for ways to keep your plumbing clog free? While there may be times when you need plumbing repair services, there are definitely times when you can keep your plumbing free and clear. You just need to be proactive. Use the tips in this article to keep your toilet, sink, and shower free of clogs most of the time.

Keep Your Toilet Clog Free

It’s really easy to clog your toilet if you use it like a garbage can. The best way to keep your toilet clog free is to only use your toilet for when nature calls and only put toilet paper in it. Here’s what you shouldn’t put in your toilet:

  • Dental floss
  • Cotton balls
  • Tampons
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Q-tips
  • Nails
  • Hair
  • Kitty litter
  • Food
  • Clay
  • Art Supplies

When in doubt, throw it out. All of the above items can easily be thrown in the garbage, so resist the urge to throw it in the toilet. If you don’t have a wastebasket in your bathroom get one today. They can be had for just a few dollars, so there’s no reason not to have one in your bathroom.

Keep Your Sink Clog Free

Your sink can become clogged if you’re not careful about what you put in there. Whether you have a garbage disposal or not, never pour any kind of cooking oils down your kitchen sink. That will clog your sink faster than you can imagine. If you have no garbage disposal, then put no food down your kitchen sink. If you have a garbage disposal, don’t put the following in it:

  • Fish bones
  • Chicken bones
  • Starchy foods

Keep Your Shower Clog Free

Hair is what’s going to clog your shower. Simply put a hair trap over your shower grate. It’s easy as that to keep hair out of your bathroom drain.

A Little Maintenance Helps

A little maintenance goes a long way. One thing you can do once a week is to pour a kettle of boiling water down your sinks and shower drains. This can stop clogs from forming. You can also pour a cup of vinegar, followed by a cup of baking soda down your drains and toilet.

Call Your Plumber Before You Get Overwhelmed

It can be overwhelming to deal with a clogged sink, shower, or toilet. Simply give us a call, and we’ll take care of it for you.