Preventing Drain Clogs

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“Preventing drain clogs: tips and solutions”

Drain clogs can be a major inconvenience and can even cause serious damage to your plumbing if left unchecked. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent clogs from occurring in the first place. Here are some tips for preventing drain clogs:

  1. Use a drain cover. A drain cover, also known as a strainer or hair catcher, can prevent large debris such as hair, food scraps, and even small toys from entering your drains.
  2. Be mindful of what you flush. Only flush toilet paper and human waste down the toilet. Other items such as feminine hygiene products, baby wipes, and paper towels can cause clogs and damage your plumbing.
  3. Don’t pour grease down the drain. Grease can solidify in your pipes and cause clogs. Instead, pour excess grease into a disposable container and throw it away.
  4. Use a natural drain cleaner. Chemical drain cleaners can be harsh and can damage your pipes over time. Instead, try using a natural drain cleaner such as HOTROD FLO, an enzymatic cleaner that naturally digests organic material and keeps your drains clean and free of clogs.
  5. Schedule regular drain maintenance. Regular maintenance can help identify and address potential clogs before they become a problem. A professional plumber can inspect your drains and perform any necessary cleaning or repairs to keep your plumbing functioning properly.

By following these tips and using solutions like HOTROD FLO, you can prevent drain clogs and keep your plumbing in top condition. If you do encounter a clog, be sure to contact a professional plumber for help – attempting to fix the issue yourself can result in further damage. Popejoy Plumbing, Heating, and Electric offers professional drain cleaning and maintenance services, as well as the HOTROD FLO product to help prevent future clogs. Contact us at (815) 692-4471 or Request an Appointment.


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