How to and How Often Should You Clean Your Drain Pipes in Leeds

Cleaning your drain pipes in Leeds isn’t something you probably have on your to-do list, but it is a part of regular house maintenance that a lot of people don’t even think to do. If you don’t want to have to call a plumber out when the holidays roll around, clean the drains in your house regularly so you have optimum efficiency when you need it.

Drain pipes in Leeds

Drain pipes in Leeds need regular maintenance. Here are the easy things:
• After each shower, if you have long hair, clean the drain trap. Keep it clear of hair so it doesn’t also trap soap and other debris. If you have short hair, you still want to clean the shower trap once every week or second week.
• Don’t use the garbage disposal as a replacement for the trash. Some things—egg shells, potato or carrot or mango peelings—can clog a disposal every time. But over time, using the disposal for entire plates of food can cause build up in the drain pipes, and you don’t want that to malfunction.
• As often as once a month, pour a gallon of boiling water down your drain, then follow that with ½ cup of baking soda and 2 cups of equal parts water and vinegar. If you have a cover for the drain, cover it to keep the soda-vinegar reaction down in the pipes where it will do some good. After 10 minutes, run more water down the sink.
• If you have commercial drain cleaner, try to avoid using it. A plumbers’ helper is a better tool because it cannot damage pipes.

Sometimes you can’t clear the drain pipes in Leeds on your own, and then you call us. Until then, good luck and happy cleaning!