Your drains are crucial for properly transporting wastewater away from your home or business. Clogged or damaged drains are not only inconvenient to deal with, but they can also pose a safety hazard and cause damage to other parts of the building. At Roto-Rooter, we provide drain cleaning among our comprehensive plumbing services in the Niagara, St. Catharines, and Hamilton region. Here are our top dos and don'ts for home and business owners looking to protect their drains.
DO: Install a drain filter A drain filter is a handy little plastic or metal mesh filter that is designed to catch debris before it has a chance to go down the drain. Using drain filters is the simplest and cheapest way to keep your drains clean and prevent clogs. Once in a while, you simply have to remove the filter and throw away any debris that it has collected. DON'T: Pour grease down the drain It might seem like because grease is a liquid, it should simply make its way down the drain like other liquids and not cause any issues. Unfortunately, once you pour grease down the drain it can quickly solidify and stick to the sides of your plumbing, leading to clogs. DON'T: Pour hot water and vinegar down the drain Pouring hot water and vinegar down the drain is often recommended as a DIY remedy for getting rid of clogs. While this method might help get things flowing again for a while, it can actually do more harm than good over the long term. It can cause premature rusting on your pipes, which in turn can cause your pipes to crack and break. DON'T: Use chemical drain cleaners Just like using hot water and vinegar, over-the-counter chemical cleaners can work to remove clogs but they also do more harm than good. Unfortunately, the harsh chemicals are also hard on plumbing pipes and on your entire plumbing system. With prolonged use of these cleaners, you could be looking at expensive plumbing repairs. DO: Have your drains professionally cleaned The safest and most effective way to clean your drains is to trust the job to an experienced Hamilton area plumber offering drain cleaning services. A plumber has the tools and expertise to unclog drains without harming the plumbing pipes. They will also be able to diagnose the exact cause of your slow and sluggish drains. If a plumber finds out that the problem is with your sewer lines, then they can perform water jetting to get your sewer lines clear. Professional Drain Cleaning in St. Catharines and the Surrounding Area If you're dealing with clogged drains in your home or business, you can count on Roto-Rooter to diagnose the problem and take the necessary steps to fix it. We provide both water jetting and drain cleaning in the St. Catharines area at a great price. Our dedicated plumbers are available day and night, every day of the year. To get in touch with an experienced plumber in Hamilton, Niagara, or St. Catharines, just contact Roto-Rooter today.