Blocked drains are the bane of many a household. When the drain in your kitchen (or any other space) gets blocked, it can be a nightmare. However, there are ways in which you can prevent such an eventuality for your drain.
For starters, understand that your drain is not a dump where every non-solid waste can be thrown. Which means you must avoid discarding stuff like cooking oils, fats, and grease into your drains as they can seriously jam it up. It’s well-known that more than 75 percent of blocked drains are the outcome of dumping grease and other similar stuff into the drains. Your drain is built to carry only waste water out of your home, and nothing else.
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Probably the cheapest way of maintaining the health of your drain, a drain strainer is a device that restricts prohibited items from entering your drainage system and creating blockages. Also known as a drain screen or drain gate, the device is available for a variety of sink types and sizes and is a must-have for all households.
You can also avoid the formation of a drain blockage by regularly cleaning your drains. Just simple things like removing stuff like hair and other debris from the drain every now and then can prevent blockages. Using baking soda and flushing it down with a bucket full of steaming hot water gets rid of sticky debris. Doing these things ensures your drain remains devoid of odour and flows freely.
Finally, never shy away from getting professional help when things go bad. Your drainage system is a complicated piece of plumbing that is not really ripe for DIY. Moreover, there are loads of professional plumbing services that offer a maintenance option which ensures your drainage system is checked for anomalies and problems regularly. While this might sound like an expensive proposition, remember that you’ll end up paying a lot more in case you need to fix a full-blown drain blockage.