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Drain Stoppage Prevention Tips From Your Local Tempe Plumber

Avoid clogging your kichen drain  by not placeing hard-to-grind, stringy, fibrous waste, such as poultry skins, banana peels, carrots, celery, or cantaloupe pulp, down the garbage disposal. The disposal can’t sufficiently grind these food products and it will clog your sink drain. You need to also run cold water down the drain for about 15 seconds prior to using the garbage disposal and after to flush the waste down the main drain.

If you have a musty sewer smell permiating in areas of your home try running  water in all drains chances are the musty smell is from dried out plumbing. If this doesnt work or the smell comes back a couple days later call a professional you may have other plumbing issues.

Make sure you avoid pouring fats down the drain. Fats can solidifywhich can cause a drainage issue and clog your pipes. Pour fats and different types of cooking oils in a throw away caontainer such as an old milk jug or old coffee can and throw out with your garbage.

To help prevent hair from clogging your drains, install strainers in each tub and shower to capture the hair before it goes down the drain. When combined with soap build-up, hair can bring your drains to a complete standstill.

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