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5 Tips to Avoid Blocked Toilets

Every time the plumber comes, you’re sure you’re going to write a cheque. You might argue that the drain blockages are unavoidable but the truth of the matter is, they can actually be avoided. There are tips that you can use to save yourself the money of having to pay a professional to restore sanity and comfort to your home. Even better, these tips do not require you to invest in any fancy tools or anything of that sort.

  1. Rid the drain plug hole of hairs frequently

When it comes to blocking the drainage especially in the toilet, hair seems to do it best. Hair easily gets flushed down the toilet and if not checked, can slowly accumulate and wreak havoc. By checking the plug hole regularly and pulling out the hairs, you can be able to avoid blockages. It is a simple process that would take a couple of your minutes once in a while. You could save yourself a lot of problems and a lot of money in services and repair costs.

  1. Keep sanitary items off the toilet

If something falls down the toilet, don’t flush it down. Diapers, baby wipes and even sanitary napkins are usually flushed down the toilet because most people believe that is where they belong. That is so wrong! Not only are these items hard to break down and pass along the drainage pipes, they also happen to tangle very easily and can clog your drains in record times. Make sure nothing foreign goes down your toilet. To help with this, you can have a trash bin in the bathroom so everything that would usually go down the toilet is placed in the bin instead. These would include cotton balls, cleaning pads, sanitary napkins, cleaning wipes and so on.

  1. Mind what you pour down the sink

It usually looks so easy to just pour dirt into the sink. All you have to do is pour it inside and watch it disappear right? The only problem is, dumping everything down the sink drain has effects that only start to get visible when too much damage has been done. Taking care of your sink and making sure you avoid a catastrophe is as easy said as it is done.

All you have to do is make sure that you clear all of the left over plates and throw that in the trash can and mix any fats with hot water and add some detergent before you can pour it down the drain. If you can keep fats, oils and grease away from your drainage, you can be assured of a lesser chance of having a blocked drain.

  1. Constantly disinfect your pipes

To keep your sink drainage lines healthy and functioning fully, you need to keep them clean and disinfected. You can do this using hot water. It washes away any minor debris of build-up, and keeps harmful bacteria from thriving inside the pipes.

  1. Learn how to use a plunger

A plunger can be an important tool in helping you unclog drains. But first, you need to know how to use it properly. The one with a cup is best used for unblocking the sink and those that have a flange are best used for toilet drain unblocking. Also, you need to know that you can’t use one plunger for both purposes because of hygiene reasons as well as the design of the tool.

Blocked drains can be easily avoided and so can the inconvenience that comes with them. It is important to follow these tips if you would like to keep your appointment with plumbers for the purpose of unblocking at an arm’s distance.

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