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Drain Tips! Kitchen & Bath

Are you sick of drain build up? It seems like these pesky clogs always come at the worst times, like before a party or after a long day at work. As our Smiley Pros always say, the best form of plumbing is preventative plumbing. As summer is coming to a close, invest in your pipes and perform these 4 simple tricks to keep your drains clear and working properly. Your future self (and your wallet) will thank you!

Clean The Garbage Disposal

Cleaning your garbage disposal isn’t as scary as it sounds. Foul odors and clogs can form if you don’t regularly maintain it, so get in the habit of maintaining it on a weekly basis. Grind orange or lemon rinds in the disposer for about a minute. While it is still running , pour a bit of dish soap into it and then wash out any remaining debris. This will help release any grease that accidentally fell into your pipes. Remember, you should NEVER pour grease of any kind down the drain, otherwise you have yourself a one-way ticket to “clogtown.”

Simple Sink Care

Build-up in both your bathroom and kitchen sinks can be remedied with something so simple: boiling water. Boil a pot of water, and pour down your sinks, a little at a time. This will help release stubborn deposits and flush build-up away. Sometimes it takes a few rounds until it pours straight down. This is an easy way to clear your drains each night.

Bathroom Drain Trick

Soap, Hair, and other debris can wreak havoc on your bathroom sink drains, creating clogs and unsightly clusters. Here’s a trick your grandma used that can help prevent these annoying clogs. Plug your sinks, and fill them to the top with hot water. Once they are full, pull the plug and the weight of the water will form pressure, cleaning out those stubborn drains. Make sure to use gloves or tongs so you don’t burn your hands!

There’s nothing more annoying than sinks and drains that don’t do their jobs. The good news is the best plumbers in Jacksonville are prepared to save the day!

Call Smiley at A-1 Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning for those stubborn drains that just wont drain!  Let us put a Smile on YOUR face today 🙂  (904)475-0093

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