Go easy on the garbage disposal – Garbage disposals should be used only for food scraps, not paper, plastic, fat, grease, or bones. If you don’t have a garbage disposal, get a strainer for your sink to avoid putting anything besides water down the drain.
Keep hair out – Hair is a common cause of clogged drains. Use a hair catcher and clean it regularly to prevent hair from collecting and causing problems.
Clean sink traps – The U-shaped bend in the pipes under your sink is designed to catch foreign objects and keep them from travelling down the pipes. Clean sink traps regularly by unscrewing the pipe and removing any material inside. Place a bucket underneath first to catch water sitting in the pipe.
Be careful what you flush – Waste and toilet paper are the only things you should flush down the toilet. Watch small children to make sure they don’t flush toys or other objects.
Clean your stoppers regularly – You add to the gunk coating stoppers every time you shower or wash your hands. Keep build-up under control by removing the stopper from your sink or shower and soaking it in hot water. Wipe it off with distilled white vinegar and replace it.
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