With environmental issues making headlines almost every day, it is vital for homeowners to know that there are many environmentally friendly and responsible plumbing solutions. And when each household does its part to embrace these less damaging methods and practices, we can make a significant positive impact on the world we all need to share and protect. It is also important to note that many of these solutions also offer other advantages, such as being more affordable and presenting less potential risk of damage to your home.
Prevent And Remove Clogs Naturally
Of course, you would like to know that you will never face another drain clog. But to be realistic, you know that clogs will eventually occur unless you drastically change your lifestyle. The oil and grease used for cooking coats the inside of drain lines and ultimately creates drain clogs. And most households are not going to eliminate all cooking oil and grease, so the next best thing is to eliminate the particles that adhere to the greasy residue to form clogs.
Something as simple as a tiny mesh drain screen can eliminate almost every single bit of food and debris that gets washed down the drains in your home. From stray hairs in the bathroom sink and tub to food rinsed from dishes, these particles can be caught in the mesh screen and disposed of properly in a trash receptacle. This simple step will eliminate almost all drain clogs.
But when you do notice a clog in one of your home’s drains, never reach for a jug of caustic chemical cleaner. These products use acid and other harsh chemicals to eat away clogs or try to at least. But in reality, they have a more significant potential to damage your drain lines and the environment than remove a clog. Instead, reach for vinegar and baking soda to eat away drain clogs. Pour half a cup of baking soda down the slow drain, followed by half a cup of vinegar. Let it fizz and bubble for a few minutes and rinse away with very hot water to wash the clog away. This process can be used up to three times to remove more challenging clogs.
If the natural clog removing mixture does not do the trick, there are still other eco-friendly options. A drain auger or pipe snake can be inserted into the drain to grind up and remove the clog. These devices can be purchased at your local big-box store or rented in the case of a more significant clog requiring a larger unit.
Turn To The Pros
If you are battling a severe clog, it is time to call in a plumber for a professional drain cleaning. And fortunately, this process is very safe for your drains and the environment. The method uses nothing but very high-pressure clear water to blast away clogs and remove all of the sticky residue from the inside of your drain and sewer lines.
There are no chemicals used in the process that can find their way into local wetlands or the water table in your area. You will also appreciate that there is no awful smell or potentially toxic chemical fumes filtering through your home during the drain cleaning process. And thanks to the extensive training of your licensed plumber, there is no risk of damage to the drain lines in your home.
For professional help with all of your plumbing needs, call (301) 278-8786 to schedule an appointment with a A Better Plumber & Air Conditioning team member. As a full-service plumbing company, we offer all types of repairs, service, installation, and renovations that you might need. Our staff is standing by to help you 24/7 in the event of a plumbing emergency. And for non-emergency work, we offer appointments in the evening and on the weekends to reduce the stress of scheduling conflicts in your busy schedule.