Charlotte Plumber Advice: How to Prevent Clogged Drains
Want to avoid an expensive bill to deal with major clogged drains? You need to know the answers to the following questions: How can I keep drains clear? What’s the best way to prevent clogged drains?
What Causes Clogged Drains?
Organic matter sticks to the inside walls of your pipes, slowly building up over time. You may have seen this on a small scale inside your garbage disposal where oils, fats, egg shell remnants, chicken skins and vegetable peels collect and form a decomposing slimy gunk inside the disposal.
This happens in your other pipes as well. Remnants of organic matter stick to the sides of the pipes, attracting more and more bits of matter as time passes. Like plague develops inside your arteries if you have too much bad cholesterol and don’t have enough good cholesterol in your bloodstream, organic matter builds up as a thick, slimy sludge on the insides of the walls of your pipes. This causes clogs or drains to drain slowly.
What’s the Best Way to Prevent Clogged Drains?
Commercial drain cleaners typically don’t work because they just burn a hole through the center of the clog and then run out the bottom of the pipe. This results in a slow-running drain that is only partially unclogged and is just waiting to get stopped up again.
You can run natural drain cleaners down your drain (vinegar and baking soda is a popular choice), but that also just burns a hole in the clog. It doesn't stay in the pipe long enough to make much of a dent on the layer of gunk collecting on the insides of the pipe.
The best option is to use an all-natural bacteria-based cleaner that actually deposits bacteria all along the lining of your pipes. Once poured down the drain, the good bacteria actually feeds on the organic matter that has collected on the insides of your pipes. As it feeds, the good bacteria multiplies, coating the inside of your pipes and eating up the layer of organic matter until you have clean pipes. It turns organic matter into natural, non-toxic substances that do not harm the environment and just run out of your pipes.
What’s the Best Drain Cleaning Product?
We recommend a product called Bio Clean, which we use for our customers. This product is environmentally friendly and only costs 50 cents per application. It’s non-toxic, it won’t burn holes in your plumbing, and won’t negatively affect your system or the environment. Give us a call or email us and we'll hook you up with a can of Bio Clean and answer any questions you may have about drain care.
Looking for a Charlotte Drain Cleaning Expert?
Need help learning how to prevent clogged drains? Need to unclog an existing clogged drain? Give us a call at 704-269-1066 or use our online contact form for Charlotte drain clearing service 24/7, 365 days a year.