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What You Shouldn’t Do With Your Drains  

When you have a clogged drain, you’ll most likely have a sink full of dirty water and an overflowing bathroom sink. If you’re in a hurry to get rid of the water, then chances are, you won’t get the job done. As tempting as it may be, try not to pour that water down your drains, or just don’t do the drain cleaning job yourself as it’s a job for professionals. It can also attract algae and other unappealing scum to grow in your lines and even damage your pipes. Instead, hire a drain cleaner so you can prevent such problems.

If you don’t want to end up with a clogged drain and the problems that come with it, you should avoid the following:

Not turning off the water flow

We often leave the water running while we’re brushing our teeth or taking a shower. Doing this will cause your pipes to fill up with water and can also stress your drain lines which can lead to leaks and clogs. If your faucet has been damaged and there’s no way to stop the running water, you should close your sink’s drain pipe before you leave the house. This will not just save you money in water bills, it’s beneficial for the overall condition of your drainage system as well.

Not flushing your drains

Aside from running water, you should also run some water through your drains to flush out the system. This will help prevent clogs or buildup in your pipes. This is an important step that many people forget to do. If you do this, then you’ll also avoid clogs and other problems in the future. You should only do this after you turn off the water supply.

Avoid these mistakes to prevent clogs from happening in your drain system. If you want to make sure that you get the right drain cleaner, then Castro Valley's H & R Plumbing is the one to hire. We are based in Castro Valley, CA. Give us a call at (510) 296-9840 today!