Drain maintenance can prevent future clogging. Read Newk’s tips on preventing that costly drain build up.
Clogged drains are a common occurrence for many homeowners, however they don’t have to be. Emergency call outs can be avoided by having regular maintenance carried out by a licensed Plumber.
Use Newk’s Tips to save money and prevent a plumbing disaster
Use a Drain Cover
Hair is one of the main causes of clogged bathtub drains. Hair clogs can easily be prevented with a hair trap or drain cover.
Both Human and Pet hair are prone to forming matted clogs which become wrapped around the internal chain that operates the drain stopper. Shower drain covers are a practical, affordable solution that can prevent costly plumbing repairs and limit the frequency of drain clogs.
Simple shower drain covers will also prevent many objects from becoming stuck down the drain pipe where they can cause major problems. Shower drain covers are available in many styles, including plastic and metal hair traps available at any plumbing supply store.
Avoid Drain clogging activities
Prevention is always the best method of avoiding an emergency call out.
Avoid disposing your dirty mop bucket water down the drain as it contains dust, lint and other debris that can scratch and corrode your pipes. Frequent clogs after activities that should not impact drainage are signs of underlying plumbing problems. If this occurs contact the team at Newk’s plumbing for an inspection.