4 Items to Keep Out of Your Drains

The drains in your home are vulnerable to being clogged. If you know what to keep out of your drains, then you can reduce the chance of clogs ruining your day. Here are some things to keep away from the drains:


  • Hair, especially long hair, can get wrapped around the edges of a drain stopper. The best way to get rid of this kind of clog is with an auger.
  • Fatty substances, like bacon grease, down the drain or closer to the sewer line can solidify into a clog that is difficult to dislodge. If you catch this clog in it’s early stages, try pouring a 1:1 mixture of hot water and vinegar down the drain.
  • Fibrous foods in a kitchen sink, like bits of celery or corn husks, even when you have a garbage disposal, can get jammed in the drain like hair
  • Hard items, from rings to avocado pits, are obvious things to keep out of a drain, but this can be avoided by having a mesh drain guard in place

If you need any help with your drains or anything else in your home, call 806-373-7866 to reach Pratt Plumbing, the trusted experts from Amarillo.

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