The best way to take care of your drains is to maintain them. They need you to provide a little effort each month if you want them to stay fully functional. When is the last time you did any type of drain maintenance? If you are like most people, you do not know that answer. When you do not regularly maintain your drain, it leads to blogs and pipe issues in most cases. Thankfully, you have companies like ours that can come out and help. In order to keep your drains as functional as possible, there are steps you can take.
First, you want to watch what you put down your drains. This is not exactly maintenance, but it is vital to healthy drains. If you put the wrong thing down your drain, you will need our help regardless of what type of maintenance you perform. Avoid grease and fats at all costs, and be careful with any food product. That way, your drain does not get clogged in a way that was completely preventable.
Next, you want to make sure to clean out your drain each month. Combine one cup of white vinegar with one cup of the hottest water you can get out of your sink, and then add in one-half cup of baking soda. Once they are combined, quickly pour them down into your drain and put the drain plug in. After approximately 10 minutes, take about one cup more of that same hot water and rinse the debris. The chemical reaction between the baking soda and the vinegar should have cleaned up the drain and loosened any debris in the pipes.
Finally, you want to put one tablespoon of your common table salt into the drain, followed immediately by one cup of white vinegar. Then, this should sit for at least one hour. This will work to break up any debris on the drain itself, or in the pipe below. Just make sure you do this a different day than you do the baking soda cleaning.
If your drains are already slow, then it is time to contact us here at Open Drains. We will quickly come out, fix your drains, and get you back to your day!
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