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3 Tips to Get Your Drains Holiday-Ready

The holiday season might mean that more people are visiting your home. Many families host holiday events and do more cooking than usual. These things add up to more work for the drains around your home. Are your drains ready for extra cooking, cleaning, and visitors in your home?

The good news is that there are some steps you can take to make sure that your drains are ready for the holiday season. And when you need plumbers in Butler, PA, you can give our team a call to schedule a service appointment. Keep reading to learn some holiday tips that will help your drains flow freely without any issues.

Flush Your Drains

Some things inevitably go down your drains that shouldn’t. They may be hair, food particles, and even chunks of soap. All it takes is one thing sticking to the side of your drain to begin collecting other particles and form a clog. But there is something you can do about it.

When you clean out your drains regularly, you reduce the chances of clogs forming. You can boil water and pour it into your drains to loosen the buildup that may be developing on the insides of your pipes. Boiling water provides the added benefit of killing bacteria in the process.

You can also sprinkle baking soda into your drains, and then pour vinegar in afterward. When these two substances react it results in a fizzy and bubbling reaction. These bubbles can help to loosen gunk in your drains. Of course, if you already have a clog you may need to give our team a call to schedule a drain cleaning service.

Install Mesh Drain Covers

Once you take some steps to clean out your drains, you want to protect them from any additional debris going down. The best way to do this is by installing mesh drain covers. These covers use a sturdy mesh-like material that allows water but little else to get on your drains. Most drains have covers, but the holes are big enough to allow significant particles to rinse through.

A mesh drain cover is a great way to capture more debris before it negatively impacts your home’s plumbing system. You can wipe the mesh drain covers off and throw away anything that gets captured. Just be sure to put it back in place after you clean it out.

Schedule Professional Service

It’s also a great idea to be proactive and schedule a drain cleaning service ahead of the holiday season. If you’ve had any drains moving slowly or backing up into the sinks, this is an even more important priority. Staying ahead of drain clogs is much easier than breaking them down once they develop.

Contact Kennihan Plumbing & Heating, Inc. today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. We treat your home like it’s our grandma’s home.

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