Clogged drains can be costly, frustrating, and messy. These types of plumbing problems can be difficult to solve. Are you able to avoid drain clogs We have simple tips to help you prevent clogs from occurring in your showers, toilets and sinks.

Sink Clogs Can Be Prevented

Avoiding kitchen sink clogs is as simple as being careful about what you put in your garbage disposal. Don’t throw all of your food scraps into the garbage disposal. Instead, our Long Beach Plumbers advise that you choose items that can be easily broken down and don’t contain starch or stringy membranes. You should throw away potato peels, pasta and rice. They can stick to your pipes and cause clogs.

Avoid putting stringy celery in the disposal as they could wrap around the disposal mechanism. The disposal blades can be broken by hard materials such as bones, which can cause the entire unit to fail.

Stop Toilet Clogs

You can prevent clogs from forming by following a few simple steps. The first tip we want to share is not to use too much toilet tissue. This is especially true if you have small children.

If you or your children feel the need to use more than a little bit of TP, most plumbers will tell you that frequent flushing is key. You will be able to reduce the paper buildup and the likelihood of a clog. A second important tip is to not flush anything other than toilet paper and human waste from the toilet.

Do not flush baby wipes, feminine products or flushable wipes. They can cause damage to your plumbing and are not good for your skin. It doesn’t matter if it goes down the hole.

Avoid Shower Drain Clogs

Shower drain clogs may not be as common as clogs in the toilet or kitchen sink, but they do happen. Hair is the most common cause of clogged shower drains. A mesh hair trap is a great way to prevent hair from clogging your shower drain. They are inexpensive and can be placed over any drain opening.

Avoid Bathroom Sink Clogs

Bathroom sinks can be clogged by soap scum, stray hairs and beard trimmings. Our Long Beach Plumbers recommend that you try and reduce the amount of hair that is washed down the sink to prevent clogs. It takes only a few seconds to clean up hairs and place them in the trash bin. A good way to prevent clogs is to take out the sink stopper once per month.

How children can help prevent drain clogs

Children aren’t always careful about what they flush down the drain or rinse down the sink with. However, there are ways to make them more aware of the prevention of drain clogs. Show them early how much toilet paper they can safely flush down the toilet at once.

Our Long Beach Plumbers suggest that you make a game that helps them to understand the rules of toilets and drains. Discuss what happens to the toilet, sink, tub, and drains if the wrong items are put in there. Discuss the consequences of clogged drains and how they can cause problems for everyone.