If you are looking for Phoenix plumbing tips on how to maintain your drain system, contact The Sunny Plumber! Even if you have never had to experience a slow or clogged drain, maintaining your drain lines can help prevent these issues or other problems in the future. If you have an older plumbing system, or if you aren’t sure when you last scheduled a drain cleaning or professional maintenance service, call us.
Meanwhile, here are some tips on maintaining drain lines and recognizing problems early on before they cause a major backup or clog.
Running large plumbing appliances at once can be one cause of slow drains. If you run your washing machine or dishwasher, and other drains in the home seem to be draining more slowly, it could just be the extra strain of running larger plumbing appliances, or you could have other drainage problems within the home. You can try only using one large plumbing application at a time. In other words, try not to wash clothes and run the dishwasher at the same time.
Be sure to clean off any food items before putting the dishes in the dishwasher to prevent these clogs. Call for a Phoenix drain cleaning service if this doesn’t help. You may have a slow drain due to a clog or buildup deeper in the line.
If you have a garbage disposal, make sure you only put in items that the garbage disposal is designed to handle. Don’t put vegetable peels, grease, animal bones, or extremely large pieces of food. Keep in mind that coffee grounds naturally have oils in them, so throw them away or compost them.
The main sewer line can also be a source of a major clog. If there’s a break or clog in the main sewer line, call a Phoenix plumber. If you aren’t sure, look for wet spots in your yard, bad odors, and system backups. If your toilets back up often, you probably have an issue somewhere in the main sewer line. An occasional clog or slow drain is normal, but consistent issues could indicate a more serious problem.