One of the worst thing that can happen within the home is to find your pipes is getting clogged and it’s then needing serious plumbing repairs, this can take a big bite out of your budget.
There is one way to avoid these costly repairs is to have a maintenance plan in place that will reduce or eliminates the issue with your plumbing and to keep the pipes clog free.
Use Washing Machine Lint Filters
This only need to be done if you have a washing machine that empties into a sink, what happen is that overtime you are able to see the lint on the sink or the lint would stick to your drain after water discharges from the machine spin cycle. This is a problem as the lint is beginning to stick to the inside of the pipes and combines with whatever else is coated, overtime the lint begins to harden and get thicker; this will eventually close off the pipe. A lot of modern lint is made of the biodegradable material so build up lint doesn’t always dissolve with some drain cleaners.
The best preventable action to lint building up is to put a lint trap on the drainage hose of the washing machine. A lot of lint traps are made for laundry machines that empty into the sink; don’t despair as there is a solution that is able to fit onto the drainage hoses that empty directly into a pipe in the wall. These hose lint traps are very inexpensive and are fairly easy to install yourself.
Don’t pour grease down your drain
If you are cooking a fatty meats meal such as sausages, beef and bacon, you will get grease in the pan. The thicker the grease, the more it will stick to the surfaces of the pipes. The biggest problem with grease is that when you pour it down the drain in it liquid form, it will begin to solidify inside the pipes and eventually stuck to the surface and cement itself. To prevent grease build-up, never pour it down the drain but instead wipe it out with a paper towel or pour it into a jar and dispose it the trash.