3 Ways to Prevent Pipe Clogs and Bursts In Your Home

Dealing with plumbing issues at your Bellingham, Massachusetts home can be a real hassle. One of the most common types of plumbing problems homeowners encounter is that of clogged pipes, which can lead to burst pipes and water damage if left untreated. Fortunately, there are several ways to go about avoiding pipe clogs and bursts. Not the most enjoyable task, but better than fishing hair clogs out with a snake.

Watch What You Put Down Your Drain

Start by being more vigilant about what you (and others in your home) put down your drain. Anything flushed down a toilet, for instance, needs to be explicitly labeled as sewer-friendly. Kitchen drains also need to be monitored; avoid pouring cooking fat or grease down a drain, as this will only solidify and cause clogs over time. The same goes for sticky and expanding foods, such as pasta and rice.

Install Drain Hair Traps in Showers

Hair is a common cause of pipe clogs, especially in shower drains. By purchasing and installing a simple rubber hair trap around each shower drain within your home, however, you can prevent the vast majority of hair from making it down the drain the first place. Just be sure to clean out the hair trap itself regularly.

Schedule Annual Drain Cleanings

Finally, it’s never a bad idea to schedule annual drain cleanings with a professional plumbing service. This is a great way to rid your pipes of any clogs or blockages without having the use of harsh chemicals or other potentially damaging tools.

If you’re looking for the right team of professionals to handle the drain cleaning or other plumbing tasks at your home, be sure to contact the experts at Victory Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing today.

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