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4 Tips to Prevent Clogs From Forming in Your Pipes

During the summer season, a lot of people spend time at home as kids are out of school and friends are over for parties. Due to how much the plumbing system is in use, clogs can quickly form, which often leads to flooding and water damage. If you want to avoid clogged pipes in the summer, there are a few important tips to follow when maintaining the system on your property in Dayton, OH.

1. Use Screens and Drain Gates

It can be difficult to monitor everything that is rinsed down the drain, especially when you have small children in the home. Although you may know what items can lead to clogs, it’s easy for mistakes to occur. Fortunately, screens and drain gates are useful for preventing certain items from going down the drain. They’re also affordable to purchase and easy to install without the help of a professional.

Stoppers can also be placed in drains to trap hair and other types of organic material. The stoppers are easy to lift out of the drain to remove all of the gunk.

2. Avoid Using Harsh Chemicals

You may resort to using harsh chemicals and cleaners when maintaining your plumbing system to remove a buildup of grime and minerals that accumulates over time. Although the cleaners are cost-effective, they only work temporarily and can allow clogs to develop again after a few weeks or months. Instead, hire a professional to perform professional drain cleaning, which will prevent clogs from forming and will also increase your water flow on the property. Look for a reputable company like Buckeye Plumbing in Dayton, OH to ensure you can rely on professionals you trust.

3. Toss Out Food Waste

You may find it easy and convenient to toss food down the garbage disposal after every meal, but this can quickly lead to clogs. Coffee grounds, eggshells, fat, and grease can all contribute to clogs, especially when oil hardens and solidifies after it cools down. Instead, get into the habit of throwing everything out in the trash can.

4. Use Cold Water in the Disposal

Many homes in Dayton are older, which means the garbage disposal and pipes have likely aged over time and are more fragile. Not only is it important to avoid placing certain foods in the garbage disposable, but you should also run cold water when it’s in use to push all the waste down.

If you want to learn more about how to avoid clogs in your pipes during the summer season, we invite you to contact our team at Buckeye Plumbing in Dayton, OH. We’re here to assist you and answer your questions.

For more information about Buckeye Plumbing & Property Solutions do not hesitate to call us today. 937-749-7097

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