How To Prevent Clogged Drains

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How To Prevent Clogged Drains

Simply put, a clogged drain is not something you want to deal with. They are gross to deal with, they can smell and if they get bad enough you need to use dangerous chemicals or call a plumber to get rid of them. So here are five tips on how to prevent clogged drains.

How To Prevent Clogged Drains

Use Mesh Screens

A simple mesh screen that you can get at most home hardware stores is a great way to capture any debris from going down your sink.

Brush Hair Before A Shower

We may not want to admit it, especially as we get older, but our hair falls out. Hair is one of the most common causes of a clogged drain. By taking just a minute or two of brushing your hair will dramatically reduce how much makes it to your drain.

Wash Your Pets Outside Or At Pet Store

Most dogs shed. Imagine how much hair from Fido will go down your drain. By washing your dog outside or even at your local pet store you can save handfuls of hair from hitting your drain.

Regularly Flush Your Pipes

We all have no idea what our pipes are looking like. By filling your sink or tub with the stopper in and then pull the stopper. The water that is release can dislodge any debris currently in your pipes.

Be Careful What You Flush

Our toilets are designed to flush human waste and toilet paper. Large food scraps, kids toys, and other items can quickly clog your toilet and cause havoc. If there are small kids in the house, teach them that nothing strange should ever be flushed down the toilet.


We hope that our tips on how to prevent a clogged drains will be useful to you. If we are not careful with our drains and what goes into them, we are sure to end up with a massive plumbing repair bill.

It’s vastly preferable to prevent clogs than it is to clear them away.

If you have any questions call the professionals at Sommerville and Son and we will be happy to answer them for you. For any electrical issues visit our sister website Highmark Electric.

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