Sadly, most Lincoln clogged drains could have been avoided. Unfortunately, many homeowners are unaware of the common hazards that can create a nasty drain clog. The team at Select Plumbing would like to share a few tips to help community members avoid drain clogs in the future and the potential of costly water damage when a sink or tub overflows.
Kitchen sinks see many clogs because of misuse of garbage disposals. These devices are meant to grind up small pieces of food that enter the drain when rinsing dishes and cookware. Large pieces of food waste are the quickest way to clog a kitchen drain. So scrape food waste into the trashcan to eliminate kitchen drain clogs.
The other nemesis of kitchen drains is grease. Grease and used cooking oil coat the inside of drain lines and create a sticky residue that traps other debris, creating a clog. Placing grease and oil in a jar and then into the trashcan will prevent many costly kitchen drain clogs.
Finally, never allow hair or bits of trash to wash down the drain in bathroom sinks or tubs. These foreign objects are sure to trap other debris and create tough clogs. Placing a mesh screen over drains in all bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers will help eliminate drain clogs and costly floods for around a dollar a screen.
When you discover a slow to clear or clogged drain, call Select Plumbing at (402) 944-1997. The faster we arrive, the less potential for a flood of dirty water in your home or damage to your home’s drain lines.