Who has not washed dishes with scraps of food in the kitchen sink and let the remains go down the drain? Generally, without paying attention, we do behaviors like this and believe that the pipes of our home will never be affected.
Here are five tips to keep the plumbing in good condition, and if possible, avoid calling the plumber.
TRASH GOES TO THE DUMPSTER
We have the mistaken belief that everything we throw into the toilet will go down the drain. That’s why we throw away remains of cotton, toilet paper and all kinds of disposable items. The truth is that sometimes these do not go and obstruct the passage of water.
The ideal is to have a trash can in the bathroom, to throw the corresponding waste there.
THE SAME APPLIES TO THE KITCHEN SINK
You have to be especially careful when washing dishes, or cutting vegetables, that garbage does not go down the drain. Food debris tends to accumulate and clog the pipes, causing an unpleasant odor. For this reason it is advisable to make sure to clean the dishes of food remains so that they do not seep through the drain. Another possible solution is to install a strainer, so that larger pieces do not cause problems.
THE PROBLEM OF FAT
Under no circumstances should you throw fat down the drain. Fat sticks to the walls of the drain and small bits of food that pass when we wash the dishes stick together. It is recommended that once a week we throw a pot of boiling water down the drain to facilitate the dissolution of the fat.
HANGING HEAVY THINGS FROM THE SHOWER
If you have a hanging rack in the shower where you put the creams and soaps, it is better that you think about removing it. The weight of these contributes to the showerhead loosening, causing leaks.
Clean the plugs regularly
Once a week, remove all the plugs from the drains you have and clean them deeply. It is the main place where loose hair accumulates with bits of soap and clogs drains.