How to Prevent Clogged Drains 

Kitchen sinks can get clogged because food scraps and grease get washed down and trapped in the drains. Showers and toilets get debris from any home drains contributing to clogs. KB offers tips for preventing clogs in sinks and plumbing your whole house.  

One of the reasons homeowners get clogs in the kitchen is from pouring cooking oils and grease down the drain, which are problematic for home plumbing systems. The best way to dispose of cooking oil, fats, or grease is to put them in a container, let them cool, and throw them in the trash.  

When cooking grease and animal fat cools, it solidifies, forming a clog inside the plumbing. The best way to clear a clog is professional drain cleaning. Never reach for a toxic drain cleaner. They contain harsh chemicals that are toxic to humans and can damage the plumbing. Using store-bought liquid drain cleaners could permanently damage plumbing, so it’s best to leave it to the professionals at KB.  

Professional plumbers use specialized tools to unclog drains quickly and easily. KB Plumbing will determine the best method to unclog, repair, or replace your drain line by using augur clog, cable clog, or hydro-jet drain cleaning to resolve the problem. Often, auger and cable clog removal methods clear most standard drain stoppages. If the clog doesn’t budge, the sewer pipes get coated with hard limescale, or the debris is located too far down the sewer line, KB will use hydro-jetting to remove it. Otherwise, you will have the same clog issues.  

Drain augers are a method used by professionals consisting of a long piece of metal or plastic inserted into a drain to dislodge the source of the clog. KB also uses hydro-jetting to blast away the source of the clog with pressurized water. This method not only cleans existing clogs but can clean the lines of any debris to prevent clogs from forming in the first place. Drain cleaning should be performed routinely by a qualified plumber to avoid clogs.  

As your sewer pipelines age, drain cleaning will eventually become essential to your plumbing maintenance. Sediment buildup triggers corrosion, which leads to leaks. In turn, the buildup narrows the pipes making the drains inside your home sluggish and slow-moving. KB Plumbing can install a water filtration system to remove the sediments in the water before it flows through the pipes.  

You’ll want an experienced professional plumber to help with the necessary drain cleaning maintenance. KB Plumbing is a family-owned company providing drain cleaning services in Robinson Township and the surrounding areas.  

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