How Can I Prevent & Fix A Clogged Drain?

Did you know that Thanksgiving and Christmas are the busiest time of year for plumbers due to the large amount of clogs caused by misuse and abuse of drains, toilets, and garbage disposals? In fact any holiday where friends and family gather together for fun, food and fellowship typically means a significant rise in the amount of plumbing emergencies.

The good news is that you don’t have to be a plumber to know how to prevent or clear a clogged drain or sewer line. Every homeowner has to deal with a clogged drain or sewer line at least once in their lifetime. Call Golden Rule Home Services, LLC to take the stress off of your shoulders and clear your drains with either our $93 or FREE Drain Clearing or $50 OFF Any Standard Drain Cleaning. You need to check back to see which specials we are running and at what times by checking out our coupons page here. We’ll take care of any clog you have and get your pipes flowing freely again.

How Can I Prevent Clogged Drain Lines In My Home?

Dispose of Grease and Food Properly: Any left over grease, fats, sauces, gravy, or oils should be poured into a heat resistant container and disposed of in the garbage. Under no circumstances should you ever pour any kind grease, oil, coffee grounds or refuse food down your drains or garbage disposal. You should install drain guards to capture any hair, food, or other material before it enters your drain. Tip: You can also line a coffee mug with aluminum foil. Pour the grease carefully into the lined mug and allow the grease to completely cool. Once the grease is cooled, simply lift the foil out of the mug, crumple the foil up and then throw it away!

Proper Disposal of Paper Products: The only things that can be flushed down your drains are human waste and toilet paper. Regardless of what the packaging says, diapers, paper towels, tampons, prophylactics, wet ones, pets and food should never be flushed under any circumstances; these items do not deteriorate and will clog your main sewer line.

Repipe Your Drain & Sewer Pipes: One way to prevent collapsed sewer lines or tree root infiltration is to replace your old clay or cast iron sewer lines with today’s newer plastic or PVC pipe. If you have continuing problems with tree roots in your sewer line, you may need to have the infiltrating roots cut or your line cleared periodically. Problems with clogged drains inside of the home often require having the galvanized steel, cast iron or ABS plastic pipes repiped with PVC pipe.

Installation of a Backwater Prevention Valve: These fixtures are installed into a sewer line in the basement of your home to prevent sewer backups. They allow sewage to go out, but not to come back in.

Chemical Free Methods of Drain Clearing: A great option for DIY drain cleaning is to use hot water or vinegar and baking soda. Under no circumstances should a homeowner use chemicals containing acids. These chemicals rarely work and are hazardous to your health as well as anyone you hire to work on your drain pipes.

Some drain and sewer lines are so badly clogged that we have no choice but to turn to the powerful and effective water-jetting method. Instead of using dangerous chemicals we use a 3,000 psi+ high-pressure hydro-jetter machine to blast through your pipes and get rid of all your stubborn clogs.

Golden Rule Home Services, LLC serves homeowners in Sioux Falls, SD and the surrounding areas.

By |2018-03-23T18:23:27+00:00November 28th, 2016|Drain Cleaning, Plumbing|Comments Off on How Can I Prevent & Fix A Clogged Drain?