Prevent a Drain Clogging Disaster This Thanksgiving Holiday
A clogged drain can be a serious disaster when a family is making or enjoying their Thanksgiving meal.
This is especially common in older homes, but there are some steps that everyone can take to protect their plumbing while enjoying the holidays with family and friends. Here is a look at three tips that you can use to prevent a plumbing disaster in the coming weeks.
Have Your Plumbing Inspected
The single best thing that you can do to prevent a clogged drain this Thanksgiving is to have your plumbing professionally inspected.
While there are often some minor signs that your pipes will become clogged in the near future, an experienced plumber has the tools and skills that are needed to inspect every aspect of the system to find any issues.
Many times, these issues are deep in the pipes such as tree roots in the sewage line. The average Spoane homeowner will want to have their plumbing inspected at least once a year, and doing this just before the holidays is always a great idea. Older homes or plumbing systems that have frequent issues might need to be inspected more often.
Keep an Eye Out for the Signs of a Clog
Some Spokane homeowners might be experiencing a few signs that a clog is about to take place without even realizing it. The first thing to keep an eye out for is slow drains.
A single slow drain in the kitchen or bathroom most likely means that there is debris collecting relatively close to that particular drain. If multiple drains throughout the house have become slow, then a clog might be starting further down in the pipes.
You might also notice the smell of sewage around the drains due to debris collecting near the trap.
Know What to Keep Out of the Pipes
Even if your plumbing is working well and you have recently had it inspected, putting the wrong items down the drain could quickly result in a serious clog. During the holidays, one of the worst offenders is grease.
Any grease that goes down the drain can quickly solidify and become very difficult to remove. As a general rule, all food debris should be kept out of the drain.
This includes extra pieces of meat, produce clippings, coffee grounds, and eggshells. Keeping an extra trash can in the kitchen specifically for food debris is a great way to prevent this.
Don’t get clogged up this Thanksgiving in your Spokane, WA home, call Vietzke Trenchless Inc. today at 509-244-9607.