Home Improvement Tips & Advice Provided by the Home Service Doctors

3 Drain Cleaning Tips

Whether you’re a new homeowner or you’ve owned your own home for years, it’s crucial to understand the importance of drain cleaning in Falls Church.

Why Drain Cleaning Is So Important

Your home is most likely the biggest investment you’ll ever make in your entire life. And while it’s easy to know when it needs attention for things like a new coat of paint, new shingles or replacing worn window sills, it’s far more difficult to know if the part of your home that’s beneath the surface needs attention.

The bulk of your plumbing system is behind walls, under floors and underground. That means that you won’t get any indication of something going wrong until it actually has. Because of this, we always advise homeowners to be proactive about things like drain cleaning. Regular cleaning can prevent problems like clogged drains and leaking pipes—both of which are inconvenient and sometimes costly.

Top 3 Drain Cleaning Tips

Clearly, it’s imperative to the health of your plumbing system that you keep your home’s drains clean. Here are our top three drain cleaning tips:

  • Use the garbage disposal. If you don’t already have a garbage disposal in your kitchen sink, make sure to get one installed as soon as possible. Use the disposal when flushing bulky bits of waste such as vegetables and other food scraps down the drain. This ensures there are never any large pieces of waste that can get lodged in the pipe and cause clogs.
  • Use baking soda. Sludge and sediment builds up in drains due to our daily use of them. A good way to remove these byproducts of wastewater is to pour a cup of baking soda into the drain, followed by two kettles of hot water. Flush the drain with cold water and clean the sink before using it again.
  • Use a chemical drain cleaner. Sometimes you need a more powerful drain cleaner. In this case, simply purchase a chemical drain cleaner, and makes sure to follow the instructions to the letter.

Home Service Doctor can help you assess which drain cleaning services you may need!

If, after following these tips, your drain’s still clogged, call the Plumberologist – your trusted neighborhood plumber!