Preventing Drain Clogs

Blocked drains can be inconvenient, but did you know there are steps you can take to prevent your drains from clogging?

At Inspect-A-Drain, we help to unblock countless blocked drains Mansfield residents rely on, and here, we can show you some everyday methods of keeping your drains as clear as possible.


Hot Water

Every time you use your kitchen sink, run hot water through it. This helps to keep oils and fats running down the drain. Otherwise, these fatty deposits can stick in your drain, build up over time and eventually cause a significant clog.

Baking Soda

Occasionally, pour a small handful of baking soda down your drain to prevent blockages. Baking soda is an effective and easily-accessible cleaning agent that’ll break up fatty deposits, as well as absorbing any foul odours. Follow the baking soda with hot water to help it work through your pipes.

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Vinegar is also a very powerful cleaning agent, and will work as an occasional treatment to prevent your drains from blocking. Pour approximately 1 cup of vinegar down the drain and allow it to sit for about half an hour, and follow that with boiling water. This’ll remove any build-up in your pipes and work to prevent major clogs.

Hair Catcher

In baths and showers, a leading cause of drain blockages is human hair. In order to prevent hair from blocking your drains, purchase a hair catcher. These will sit on top of the drain and collect any hair, making it easy for you to remove build ups.

There are many things you can do to prevent drain blockages in your home, however from time to time you’ll need a professional to maintain and unclog your drains. If you have a drain blockage that needs resolving quickly, Inspect-A-Drain can offer you the professional service you need. For more information, contact us today by calling 0115 822 6086.

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