How to Improve Your Sink’s Flow
Are you tired of rinsing dishes or brushing your teeth at a sink that drains slowly or always has a clog? At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Atlanta, we offer premium residential and commercial plumbing services for local customers including clog removal, drain cleaning, hydro jetting, trenchless pipe repair and plumbing inspections in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding metro area communities. If you are fed up with your stubborn sinks, then try the following tips and tricks to revitalize your pipes and fixtures.
Maintain Your Garbage Disposal
Avoid putting inappropriate food items into your garbage disposal. While it may be tempting to toss the remnants of your homemade gnocchi into the disposal, it isn’t worth the consequences. Coffee grounds, eggshells, bacon grease, potatoes, rice, pasta and other problematic ingredients can lead to large blockages. Keep your disposal clean and sanitized by deep cleaning with vinegar, baking soda, salt and ice cubes every two to four weeks.
Take Care of Your Toilet
People also often treat their toilets as second trash cans. Keep feminine products, baby wipes, cotton swabs, cotton balls, cosmetic remover pads and other toiletries far away from your toilet bowel. If you have young children who may be tempted to toss their toys or your house keys into the toilet, then you may want to childproof the doors. Consider posting a friendly reminder in your bathrooms and provide a small waste basket to house trash that shouldn’t be in your pipes.
Use Safe Enzyme Treatments
Never use harsh drain cleaning chemicals to clear out a clog. The ingredients inside many drain cleaners can corrode metal, warp PVC and destroy septic systems. If you want a way to keep clogs at bay, then consider using an approved enzyme treatment. Discuss available options with a certified plumber who can give recommendations.
Invest in Routine Drain Cleaning and Hydro Jetting Services
Eventually, even the most well-maintained household will experience an accumulation of soap residue, hair, food, grease and other debris inside their pipes. This can prevent the proper flow of wastewater and cause chronic clogs, sewage backups, overflowing toilets and other issues. The best way to ensure that these items don’t become hardened blockages is to invest in routine drain cleaning services every 1 to 2 years. Doing so will help keep your pipes refreshed and will extend the overall efficiency of your plumbing system.
Do You Need Help with a Clogged or Slow Draining Sink? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing
Did you try all of the techniques above, but your sink still seems to be blocked? You may have a large clog deep inside your system. Let our team of certified, licensed and insured plumbers in Atlanta GA help restore the functionality of your fixtures today. Contact our office to learn more about our wide selection of high-quality services or to schedule an appointment for your next inspection, clog removal or hydro jetting in Atlanta, Johns Creek, Smyrna, Woodstock, Suwanee, Tucker, Marietta, Milton, Dunwoody, Doraville, Cumming, Canton, Chamblee, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Norcross, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Stone Mountain, Roswell, Lilburn, Georgia or a nearby neighborhood.