Summer is here! It’s finally time to head outdoors doing your favorite summer activities, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect what’s going on inside your home. In fact, there’s a litany of possible problems that can arise this season — especially in your drains. To avoid causing any damage to your drains, we implore you to take certain preventative measures in the coming months. Not sure what to do? Keep reading to learn our summer maintenance tips for your sink, bathtub, and toilet drains!
Plug Your Shower Drain
Hotter temperature means more sweating, and that means you’re going to take showers more frequently. As a result, more hair and debris will come loose from your body and will be sent down the shower drain. You don’t want this to happen. Hair is one of, if not the, leading cause of drain blockages in homes. One of the easiest summer maintenance tips we have to offer is for you to buy a hair catcher. It serves as a filter that lets water seep through and keeps loose hair at bay. You’d be surprised how a simple contraption can do so much to preserve your pipes’ health!
Only Flush Toilet Paper
To couple with the need for more showers, you’re probably going to go through more hygiene and self care products as well. Toilets are only meant to flush down waste and toilet paper. As temptingly convenient as it may be to flush other items, these items do not break down the same way that toilet paper does. That means no paper towels, cotton swabs, baby wipes, menstrual products, etc. Anything that isn’t toilet paper or waste should go into its proper, alternative receptacle!
Schedule An Inspection
The best summer maintenance tip we can provide is to stand back and have a drain cleaning specialist come to your home and inspect the drain(s) themselves. Whether you want an eyeball look or an advanced video camera inspection, only a professional can accurately diagnose an issue and/or find ways to prevent issues from arising. It’s a good idea to call an expert in addition to taking your own preventative measures to have the healthiest pipes possible.
If you do want to call a professional, make sure it’s All County Sewer & Drain! We’re equipped to handle drain cleaning tasks small and large, so don’t be afraid to give us a call no matter what your situation may be.This entry was posted in Camera Inspection Service, Pipes, Prevention, Sewer System and tagged all county sewer and drain, drains, maintenance, pipes, prevention, sewer camera. Bookmark the permalink.