7 Springtime Tips for Your Sewer & Drains

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You don’t need the luck of the Irish to keep your sewer and drains flowing. Below are some tips and easy steps you can take to prevent backups and clogged drains in your home this spring.

1) Remember the 4P’s!

Don’t flush anything other than toilet paper and waste down your toilets. Contrary to popular belief, flushable wipes are in fact not flushable!

2) Your Garbage Disposal is Not a Trash Can

Grease, cooking oil, bones, fibrous skins and pasta are some of the worst clog-causing offenders when it comes to garbage disposals. Learn more about how to care for this appliance and things you should never put down your garbage disposal here!

3) Clear Your Drains

Call a professional (ahem) to rod out and clear any current slow drains in your home. Once those heavy Spring rains arrive, those clogged drains could become even more clogged and will require professional drain cleaning.

4) Clean Your Gutters

Spring clean the gutters and downspouts around your home and clear away leaves and debris that may have accumulated during the long winter months.

5) Prevent Drains from Drying Out

Occasionally pour a bucket or two of water down infrequently used drains to fill the p-trap and prevent odors and sewer gas from entering your home. You can learn more about p-traps here!

6) Keep Drains Free of Debris

Use mesh strainers over all household drains to prevent hair, lint, grease, food and other debris from going down your drains.

7) Clean the Lint Trap Inside Your Washing Machine

Check your washing machine lint trap, and clean it if necessary, to prevent laundry backups.

Help from the Sewer & Drain Experts

If you’d like to learn some more sewer and drain cleaning tips for springtime, be sure to check out our other blog post. And as always, if you’re experiencing a sewer or drain issue, give us a call at Reid & Pederson Drainage! Our team is always ready to solve your problem!

Read on to learn more about drainage problems or reach out to the Crete sewer and drainage experts at Reid & Pederson today!

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