The drain plays a major role in your home’s sanitation. After all, cooking and dishwashing are easier when your drain is fully functioning. It is no wonder, then, that a clogged drain is among the most dreaded problems in any household.
Some of the most common materials that clog your drain include grease, food, and paper. Most drains have strainers to prevent foodstuff and particles from falling directly into the drainpipe. However, these strainers cannot fully catch grease and oil, which is why they have to be disposed of in a different way. Grease and oil must be collected in a separate container and thrown into the bin.
In case you fail to prevent clogging, there are simple things you can do before phoning a plumber. For partial clogging, one that still makes water sink except very slowly, pour baking soda and vinegar down the drain. These substances can dislodge any hardened material that clinging onto the pipe surface and causing clogging.
For clogging that involves back-ups, the problem may have a more serious cause. It’s very likely that the clogging occurs deep down the system. Professional plumbers can trace the root cause of such a problem and fix the issue once and for all.