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3 Family Tips to Avoid Drain Clogs

For many families, plumbing disasters during the holidays have become a running joke. Perhaps some of the cousins decided to put their action figures down the shower drain while having an epic battle. Or, maybe the toilet has been used three, four, or even five times more than it normally would be, leading it to eventually overflow and shut down. This isn’t rare by any stretch of the imagination, and they’re so common that we’ve decided to write a blog post about them.

The first and most important thing that we want to emphasize is that there are things you can do right now to prepare for the holidays and these potential plumbing disasters. For instance, scheduling drain cleaning in Strongsville, OH is easily the most valuable thing that can be done to eliminate clogs. Our powerful hydro jetting systems, industrial-grade drain snakes, and specifically sized plungers will be able to remove any clogging material.

But, for everyone who isn’t quite there yet, here are a few extra tips to help.

1. Keep the Drains Clear!

It might be time to have a talk with some of the little ones to make sure that the drains remain an “off-limits” area for things like action figures and toys. This is important when family comes to stay at your house, because different kids abide by different rules and you might find something in your drain that your own kids didn’t put down there!

We’re not just talking about kitchen sink drains either, we’re talking about all of the drains in your house. From the shower drain to the toilet, these drains are only designed for specific things to flow through them. Most of these drains are designed for water, other liquids, and dissolvable materials that are specifically made for the drain. Everything else should stay away!

2. Tools to Keep on Hand

Don’t forget that a homeowner can do a pretty good job at keeping a drain clear. When you encounter a clog, here are two helpful tools that you should always keep on hand.

First, there’s the drain snake which is a wire or plastic piece that can fit down your drain and pull apart clogging materials by force. These things are great because they’re not strong enough to damage your pipe but they’re just powerful enough to remove clogs.

Then, there’s the plunger. No, we’re not just talking about toilet plungers. This equipment comes in all shapes and sizes and they can fit in your sink, shower, and more.

3. Call for a Plumber

There are several things that a plumber can do when you encounter a frustrating drain clog. Our team specializes in drain clog removal with powerful equipment, so you can always defer to us when something seems like it’s impossible to handle.

Also, a professional plumber can usually handle a drain clog quickly, which means you get to spend more time with your friends and family. Our team provides 24/7 emergency plumbing services, which means that even at the most inconvenient time on the most inconvenient holiday, we’ll be there to help you with relief. Just enjoy the holidays and we’ll take good care of you.

Westland Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing will be able to help you with your plumbing needs. Contact us today!

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