Avoiding Pipe Blockages

There are a lot of clogged drains in Nevada and Placer County that never had to get clogged in the first place. An ounce of prevention is definitely better than the cost of the cure when it comes to keeping your pipes and drains clear, so here are our best clog-prevention tips for our Gold Country neighbors:

Avoid pouring fats and oils down your sink. They line the waste pipes and encourage fat build up. This is by far the greatest cause of blockage, so spread the word throughout your family.

If you have young children, avoid using toilet smelling accessories that clip over the bowl. They are the perfect toy to play with and usually get flushed. Heck, even if you don’t have kids it’s best to just avoid these things. They seem to make them the perfect size to block your toilet outlet. And while we are on the subject of smelly toilet things, you know the ones you put in the toilet tank. Well, most void the manufactures warranty, avoid them as well. Most have chlorine that destroys all the rubber parts in the tank.

Again, with young children make sure you have a grate over your outside drains. I could open a toy store with all the toys I’ve retrieved from drains around Grasss Valley and Auburn.

If you have a molting member of the family, place a sieve filter over your shower and bathroom sink drains. This will help to keep the hair out of the pipe in the first place.