The new year is here, but it isn't too late to make a resolution about your home's plumbing. While you can depend on Snowbridge for thorough drain cleaning in Aspen, CO, there are still plenty of things you can do on your own to make sure that your drains stay healthy and functional in 2021.
Know What Shouldn't Go Down Your Drain
The best way to avoid a clogged drain is to be careful about what goes down your drains in the first place. Things like starchy foods, eggshells, and coffee grounds can clog a kitchen sink, while feminine hygiene products, paper towels, and wet wipes can clog a toilet if they are flushed. As a rule, never assume that everything can simply be flushed away or washed down a drain. If you don't know if it's safe for your plumbing, throw it in the trash instead.
Learn How to Unclog a Drain
You don't need to be an expert at drain snaking or fixing a leaky pipe, but you should be able to handle minor plumbing problems in your home. If you have a clog that is slowing down one of your drains, you should be able to use a plastic drain snake or a plunger to loosen or remove it. If that fails, a mixture of baking soda and vinegar can act as an effective drain cleaner that is much safer for your drains than storebought cleaners.
Nevertheless, we advise you to consider our drain cleaning services instead of risky DIY projects. After all, it pays to rely on industry professionals to get rid of the problem immediately and effectively.
Find an Emergency Plumber
Plumbing emergencies always seem to happen at the worst possible times, so it pays to have a professional drain cleaning company that can send someone over at a moment's notice. Find one near you, and be ready to call them if you feel like you're in over your head.
For more information about how you can have healthier drains or to schedule an appointment with our team, contact Snowbridge today.