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Tips for Keeping Your Drains Healthy

Keeping the drains in your home free and clear of clogs is a struggle even when you don’t have guests coming in and out of your home during the holidays. But more people means more opportunities for clogging. Keep reading for our favorite tips and tricks for avoiding clogs all holiday season long.

Protect the Shower Drains

One of the most common culprits in a shower clog is hair. We all have hair, but it is one of the more disgusting things you have to fish out of a drain. One way to prevent the hair clog from ever forming is by stopping the hair from entering the drain. How do you do this? With a mesh drain screen!

And if at any point you do end up with a clog, we do not recommend using a chemical durian cleaner to clear it. Chemical drain cleaners are highly corrosive, and while they are effective at eating through the clog, they can also eat through your plumbing over time. Instead, try snaking the drain yourself, or call a professional!

Care For Your Garbage Disposal

Don’t Forget About Your Toilet!

It can be tempting to use the toilet as a garbage can from time to time, but remember, the only items that belong in your toilet are organic waste and toilet paper!

Some common items that should never get flushed include:

  • “Flushable” wipes

  • Feminine products

  • Q-tips

  • Cotton pads or balls

  • Paper towels or tissues

If by the end of your guests’ stay in your home you still end up with a few drain clogs or problems, don’t hesitate to call in the professionals. At HPS Plumbing Services, drain cleaning is one of our specialties, and we’ll be able to clear up those pipes without using corrosive chemicals and harming your plumbing in the process.

Contact us today via our website or via phone at (858) 217-4112 to learn more about our services!