Posted on: April 24, 2017 Blog, Plumbing

Roto-Rooter drain cleaning services are our bread and butter – we’re here for you whenever you have any drain clogging or leaking problems, big or small. It’s one of the services the company was founded on, and Roto-Rooter High Desert carries on the tradition of providing great service for drain problems of any type.

However, a lot of drain problems can be avoided with a little forethought. No matter how easy it is to have your drain cleaned by Roto-Rooter High Desert in Hesperia, CA, it’s still best to try to avoid problems in the first place!

Ways to Keep Your Drains Flowing Smoothly

1. Avoid harsh drain-cleaning chemicals

You aren’t going to damage your pipes by using Drano or related products every now and then… but overuse can be extremely bad. The harsh acids used to dissolve clogs will also dissolve some of the coating on your pipes too. Over time, this can significantly weaken them.

As an alternative, try pouring a half-cup of baking soda down a clogged drain, followed by a half-cup of white (distilled) vinegar. Then give it about half an hour to work, before pouring boiling water down the drain to clear it.

2. Never pour grease down a kitchen sink

This is one of those things your mother told you which is 100% true. Grease is terrible for drains and pipes. It’s sticky, and tends to coat the interior of pipes, causing it to “grab” passing debris and create clogs. Avoid putting any grease down a sink as much as possible and (like mother said) always run PLENTY of hot water through if you ever put even tiny amounts of grease in a pipe.

Grease is probably responsible for more needless pipe clogs than anything else.

3. Don’t overburden your garbage disposal

Garbage disposals are not miracle devices, and everything put into one is still going into your pipes. Ideally, garbage disposals should only be used to grind up small scraps left clinging to plates after a meal. Anything which can be easily scraped off the plate into a trash can should be disposed of that way, rather than sending it down your sink.

And this is doubly true if you have a septic tank.

Roto Rooter Drain Cleaning in Hesperia, CA, Gets the Job Done

When you need, a drain cleaned, call the experts  at Roto-Rooter High Desert.