- On April 2, 2017
Tips to combat Bathroom Clogs
Nothing can be worse than a clogged bathroom, accompanying with stinky odor, clogged drain pipes and bathroom fixture, unlimited number of germs and of course lots of stress. However, it has been observed that it is as one of the most common plumbing problems almost every home encounters once in a while. If left as it is, the buildup in bathroom’s plumbing mechanism may also result in a costly repair since the fixing of this problem requires enough time and efforts. What to do? If you can identify the bathroom clogs before it’s too late, you can surely limit its damage extent by adopting smart and easy de-clogging techniques. In this post, we will share some great maintenance tips to combat bathroom clog even before it happens.
- Cleansing will never go out of the scene
Cleansing is both the most common and economical way to combat clogged bathroom drains. Since it can be done very easily, it is the top most remedy adopted by households to ensure proper functioning bathrooms. Cleansing is usually done by hot water or a chemical solution that is acidic in nature.
- Caution: Don’t confuse Chemical Solution with a chemical cleaner, since chemical cleaners are commercial drain unclogging products having drastic impacts on the drain, along with causing corrosion of the pipes. Moreover, they may bring various health associated risks to building’s occupants.
Just a simple hot water cleanse is usually enough to dislodge clogged stuff or debris in bathroom drain fixture and enable its usual flow capacity. In case, if hot water flushes are not working, a mixture of baking soda and vinegar can be used as a cleansing solution. You should use this trick once in a month, even if the bathroom is not clogged. It helps to avoid this problem in future.
- Don’t treat your bathroom as a garbage can
Toilet paper and human waste are the only things that should be flushed down the toilet. Use your garbage can for all other waste. Even bathroom items like Q-tips, paper towels, and an excessive amount of toilet papers should not be flushed down since they remain in solid form and clog badly. The same is for some liquids stuff like grease, oils, and fats. In case if you need to use more toilet papers, flush down the toilet even twice or thrice. Teach your children to appropriately use the toilet and related items. Keep in mind that flushable pipes should not go down the pipes as they don’t break down and cause huge damage to the septic system.
- Keep Draining Tools at your place
In many cases, cleansing with hot water flushes or even with soda flushes doesn’t work perfectly to clear out the heavy clog; accumulated debris, chemical gunk, and materials in bathroom drain fixtures. You are encouraged to engage a recommended plumber located in your proximity to dislodge this kind of clogged debris. Meanwhile, you should use some conventional and helpful plumbing tools that we recommend every household to keep. These tools are readily available at any home improvement store and highly affordable. Here is the list of some emergency plumbing tools:
- Standard toilet plunger
- Customized Sink plunger
- Wrenches and basin wrenches tools
- Pipe maintenance tools
- Drain augers
- Fix Mash Drain Screens
By fixing mesh drain screens to each drain opening, you can avoid bathroom clogs. This screen catches anything that is accidently flushed down and may cause clogging. Holes are made in these screens that enable water to pass through bathroom drain and collection of debris like hair or dirt at the same time.
With these preventive tips and techniques, you can have clog-free bathrooms and can keep your household environment safer and cleaner.