Yes, there are steps you can take to help prevent blocking your drains. Here are some tips to help avoid blockages:
- Be mindful of what you flush down the toilet – Avoid flushing anything other than human waste and toilet paper down the toilet. Items such as wet wipes, feminine hygiene products, and paper towels can easily cause blockages.
- Use a drain strainer – Place a drain strainer over the plug hole in your sink or shower to catch hair, soap scum, and other debris that can accumulate and cause blockages.
- Dispose of cooking grease properly – Never pour cooking oil or grease down the drain, as it can solidify and create blockages.
- Regularly clean your drains – Pouring boiling water down your drains can help loosen any buildup and keep them clear. You can also use a mixture of baking soda and vinegar to help clear any blockages.
Despite taking these preventative measures, blockages can still occur. If you experience a persistent blockage, it’s best to call Safeguard plumbers to safely and effectively remove the blockage. 🚰💦👨🔧