To remain fully functional and sanitary, the drains in your bathroom need to remain clean and clear of blockages. When drains in your sink, bathtub, shower or even floor begin to collect gunk, soap scum, hair, mineral deposits and more, it can slow the flow of wastewater, create gross smells or even form complete blockages.
The team members at Beyer Plumbing are experts when it comes to cleaning out drains and sewer lines in a way that protects your delicate plumbing components from damage. We proudly serve residents in San Antonio, Texas, to ensure that their bathroom drains remain effective all year round. You can take steps to protect your drains from blockages and buildup. Here are a few tips.
Use Drain Screens
Drain screens are available at virtually any home improvement store and go over your drain to catch larger matter, like hair, before they can enter the drain. You can easily remove and clean the screen, and it will benefit your drain immensely.
Address Hard Water to Avoid Mineral Deposits
Hard water is something that many homes grapple with. Hard water will leave mineral deposits and rust behind. Over time, these deposits can build up and slow drains and water lines.
It’s important to know whether or not you’re dealing with hard water, and if so, install an effective softener so that mineral deposits won’t plague your drains.
Chemicals Aren’t the Answer
When drains become slow, many homeowners reach for the nearest bottle of chemical drain cleaner. Don’t do that! Chemical drain cleaners might seem convenient, but they can damage your drains and pipes. Use natural means of cleaning drains (i.e. hot water, a plunger, etc.), and avoid using chemicals.
Be Mindful of What You Put Down Your Drains
Protecting the drains in your bathroom can be as simple as paying special attention to what you’re putting down them. You will want to minimize the amount of solid matter that goes into your drains, like hair, fingernail clippings and more.
Have Licensed Plumbers Protect Your Drains
Your best bet is to have a licensed plumber take a look at slow or malfunctioning drains so that you can benefit from professional repairs.
The team at Beyer Plumbing is standing by to address your clogged drains and help with a long list of other plumbing needs — leak detection, general repairs, water heater service, and much more. We even provide comprehensive heating and cooling services. Beyer Plumbing is your one-stop-shop for plumbing and HVAC, so contact us today.