Clogged Drain Prevention

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The best way to deal with a clogged drain is to prevent it from happening in the first place. These are some tips that will help you make sure you don’t have to deal with a badly clogged drain. Just follow these simple steps to ensure that your drains will work like new.

Grease in the Pipe

It may seem a little odd but an easy way to get rid of grease in your pipes is by wrapping a heating pad around the pipe and leaving it until the pipe gets hot. This will liquefy the grease and allow it to slide down the drain. If you don’t have a heating pad you can also hold a hair dryer on the pipe until it becomes hot. After the pipe is hot, flush the grease out of the pipes by running hot water.

Smelly Odors

If you’ve ever dealt with a clogged drain before then you know that they typically smell of rotting food and other bad odors. An easy way to deal with this is to pour a cup of white vinegar in the drain and allow it to sit for half an hour. After the vinegar has sat in the sink, use hot water to rinse out the drain.

Preventing Clogs

Using a drain blocker such as a screen or other device will help to catch pieces of food and other objects that shouldn’t go down the drain. Never pour grease or melted fats down your drain, these will build up and harden inside of your pipes. Don’t put chemicals like paint or other liquids that will harden when they dry into the sink. Once a week pour a pot of boiling water down your drain to break up and flush out deposits that may have built up inside.


Call Water Damage Zone today (877) 520-1923  your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips. You can also visit our sister company for further information on restoration services at Best American Builders.

We specialize in the following services:

  • 24/7 Emergency Response, Water Extraction, Water Damage
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Water Damage Zone, Inc.
Corporate Office
15115 Califa St. Ste. C
Van Nuys, CA 91411


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