How to Keep Your Drains Clean: Tips for a Healthy Home

We all know how stinky and gross our drains can get. There is a science to it, and there are specific things you should do to keep your drains clean. You don’t want to be the person whose house smells bad because you didn’t know how to keep your drains clean.

We all want a healthy home, and part of keeping that home safe is keeping it sanitary. Since the drains in our home are used constantly, they can get clogged with hair and other debris. This causes backups that make your house not only smell bad, but also may pose a health risk. 

Here are some simple ways you can keep your drains clean and smelling fresh all the time:

  • Pour baking soda and vinegar down your drains at least once a month to help disinfect.
  • Use a sink strainer that has holes large enough for small food particles but too small for hair or other objects. This will catch all those pesky items that might clog up your pipes.
  • Make sure you don’t pour any oils or grease down the drain. These will harden as they attempt to go down the drain and can cause major backup issues.
  • Avoid flushing diapers, disposable wipes, feminine hygiene products, or other items that are not “flushable” down the toilet. These will also cause major backups.
  • If you notice any backups, call a plumber immediately. Consistently having an expert service your drains can better protect and preserve the function and performance of your home’s drainage system.

It is always important to remember that the drains in your home are an extension of your sewer system, and they can cause serious problems if not taken care of properly. If you need any help with your drains, contact Rivers Plumbing, Heating, and Air today.

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