How to Avoid and Prevent Clogged Drains

It’s easy to let the preventive care of drains slip your mind. But being aware of how to make clogs less likely could save you from the expensive pain of a backed-up sink and late night panic.

How to Avoid and Prevent Clogged Drains

Regular Maintenance

Having a set schedule to auger the drains in your home is a good idea. The frequency of the augering should vary based on your usage of the drain. This is especially true for shower/bathtub drains. Augers are superior to liquid chemical products, since those harsh solutions can corrode pipes. Checking those pipes for leaks is a,so a good idea, since that leak could be the result of a forming clog, such as a root ball from a tree.

Sometimes it makes sense to hire a plumber to go through your property to check the drains. You can request our plumbing experts by calling (808) 691-9309 Oahu, (808) 400-8811 Hawaii Island (Oahu) or 808-793-5158 (Big Island) to check the status of your sewer line connection, where clogs are gradually formed. Even if the drains aren’t backing up, having a plumber run a hydrojet house to powerwash any possible debris down your pipes is a good idea!

Things to Not Put Down Your Drain

If you use things the way they were designed to be used, then they will last longer. For plumbing, this means not using your kitchen sink like a trash bin, not flushing anything that isn’t natural waste down your toilet, and not letting any toy or ring or random thing slip down the shower drain. Even some things which most people assume are safe are clog-hazards.

These include:

  • Fatty substances
  • Baby wipes
  • Food scraps
  • Sanitary products
  • Pets (yes, even fish!)

If you do have any drain issues, then be sure to call the qualified professionals at EPS Hawaii. For the Oahu branch, dial (808) 691-9309 Oahu, (808) 400-8811 Hawaii Island, and for the Big Island branch, dial 808-793-5158.


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