Nobody wants to deal with clogged drains in their homes. And nobody wants to be told that they are the ones causing those problems. Unfortunately, this is often the case. The good news is that you can make some pretty minor changes to your behavior that can help to resolve the problem. Before you can do that, though, you need to know what you’re doing wrong in the first place.
Our Sunny Plumbers are here to educate you. While we can certainly unclog your drains in Phoenix, we also want to help you avoid the problem to begin with. So keep the following tips in mind, and make some simple changes that can pay off big time! As always, give us a call if you have any questions at all. We are happy to give you the answers you need.
1. You’re Using Your Garbage Disposal Wrong
The garbage disposal beneath your kitchen sink is an incredibly useful appliance. It is also incredibly misunderstood. How’s that? Well, a lot of homeowners seem to think that just about anything can go down a garbage disposal. That’s not entirely true. There are a lot of materials that should be kept out of drains, garbage disposal or not.
Beans, rice, and pasta are good examples of such foods. Think about it. You cook these foods in water, right? They absorb water and soften up, don’t they? If you put them into your drains, they can continue to soak up water in there. When that happens, they can swell up and cause clogs. And FOG (fat, oil, grease)? Forget about it! That stuff will cool down and congeal, causing clogs, and there’s nothing a disposal will do about that.
2. You’re Flushing the Wrong Things
There are a lot of products out there that market themselves as being flushable. Unfortunately, you cannot always trust those products and their marketing to be completely transparent. Sure, there are materials that are “flushable” in the sense that they’ll go down the toilet. But it’s what happens next that’s a problem. Clogs. Clogs happen next.
We’ll spell this out for you because it is so important. Waste and toilet paper—that is all that gets flushed down the toilet. Not baby wipes. Not sanitary products. Not cat litter. Otherwise, you’ll be seeing our Sunny Plumbers a lot more than you want to! Don’t worry, we don’t take offense.
3. You’re Trying DIY Solutions
Clogs happen. There is no way to eliminate them from your home entirely. When clogs do occur, the way in which you deal with them is going to inform how frequently and how quickly they come back. If your solution is dumping chemical cleaners down the drain, you’re already starting out from behind.
What you need is professional plumbing services. We’ll make sure that your clogs are resolved completely. That way, you don’t have to worry about them forming again before long. Trust us, DIY attempts are never as thorough as you think.
Schedule your drain and sewer services with The Sunny Plumber Phoenix. Bright and Shiny and Won’t Show Our Hiney.