Toronto Clogged Pipe Repair & Maintenance Services
Have a clogged pipe in Toronto or surrounding area? Get it resolved now by calling WaterWorks Plumbing & Drains today at (416) 489-0000 for Toronto clogged pipe repair. We also offer clogged pipe prevention services. Call us today to learn more about how you can take the proper precautions to help your home’s pipes stay free from general clogs.
Six Things You Can Do to Avoid Clogging Your Home’s Pipes
The easiest way to avoid clogging your pipes (and having to call a Plumber in Toronto) is to prevent clogged pipes in the first place. Here are 6 simple things you can do avoid clogged pipes:
#1 – Don’t pour cooking grease down the drain. Put it in a soup can or pickle jar and then scrape remaining grease out of the pan.Wash the pan with hot soapy water to make sure the grease dissolves and flushes out of your drain. As an extra precaution, you can also pour a bit of ammonia down the drain to help clear any grease from the pipe.
#2 – Use a basket strainer for your kitchen sink if the drain does not go through the garbage disposal. Larger pieces of food can be collected and discarded by hand.
#3 – Periodically remove any hair that has accumulated on the cross pieces of the drain.
#4 – Pour an enzymatic cleaner in your drains several times a year.These are NOT the same as corrosive or acid-based cleaners. An enzymatic cleaner is a solution of bacterial cultures and enzymes that slowly deteriorates organic material inside pipes. Such solutions should only be used as routine maintenance to help keep your drains clean.These products are recommended because they are not corrosive and are safe for pipes, plumbing equipment, and septic systems. Use enzymatic cleaners for your garbage disposals, showers, bathtubs, toilets, and other household drains.
#5 – Fully turn on the cold water and then the garbage disposal before dumping coffee grounds or eggshells (or anything) down the drain. If you do not have a garbage disposal, or if you have a septic system, do not put coffee grounds or eggshells down the drain. These materials will build up over time and cause drainage problems.
#6 – Once a week, fill each sink in your home to the brim and then pull up the stopper. The volume and weight of the water will fill the drain pipe completely with water. It will help flush the drain line of possible obstructions.
Three or four times a year, fill every sink and tub in the house with water. With the help of friends or family members simultaneously pull all of the drain stoppers up and flush all toilets in the house. This large volume of water will help flush the larger sized drain pipes and underground building drains.
Have a clogged pipe in Toronto or surrounding area? Get them resolved now by calling WaterWorks Plumbing & Drains today at (416) 489-0000 for Toronto clogged pipe repair. We also offer clogged pipe prevention services. Call us today to learn more about how you can take the proper precautions to help your home’s pipes stay free from general clogs.