Keep Your Drains in Tip-Top Shape During the Holidays

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Household drains are subjected to a lot of use on the daily, but even more so during the holidays. With all the cooking, cleaning, and hosting, it’s no wonder that clogs are more likely to happen during this time of year. Rossman Plumbing is always ready to handle drain cleaning in Ontario, CA. But, for good measure, here are some tips to avoid any hassle with your drains in the first place.

Be Mindful of What Goes Down the Drain

There tend to be more food scraps and cooking oil being disposed of during the holidays. Always scrape off excess food into the trash before washing dishes, and never pour grease or oil down the drain. This can solidify in your pipes and cause significant blockages, often requiring hydro jetting services to clear them effectively.

Keep Bathroom Drains Flowing Smoothly

With extra guests and more frequent use, hair and soap scum can quickly accumulate in bathroom drains. Use a hair catcher in the bathtub and shower drains to prevent large clumps from clogging your pipes. This is an easy and inexpensive solution that can save you a lot of trouble in the long run.

Watch What You Flush

A clogged drain or sewer line often stems from flushing items that should not be flushed down the toilet. This includes paper towels, feminine products, and sanitary wipes. Even if these items claim to be “flushable”, they can still cause blockages in your pipes. Remind your guests to only flush toilet paper (in appropriate amounts) and keep a waste basket nearby for other items.

Consider a Preemptive Drain Cleaning Service

If you know your drains tend to become clogged easily, or if you’ve had issues in the past, it may be a good idea to schedule preemptive drain cleaning services before the holidays. This can help prevent any major clogs or backups during a time when you want everything running smoothly in your home. Rossman Plumbing is the local drain cleaning company to trust for all drain-related concerns during the holidays. Our experienced technicians are available 24/7 to handle any clogs or backup emergencies that may arise. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.

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