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Tips to Avoid a Clogged Drain

It happened again. You were trying to take a shower when you realized you were standing in several feet of dirty, soapy water. Or you were clearing off the dishes after a family dinner when the sink started to fill with water, no longer accepting leftovers down the disposal. Does that sound familiar? A clogged drain is a messy headache that many of us wish to never experience again. Well, what if we told you that might just be possible? While clogged drains are, unfortunately, going to happen from time to time, there are several easy steps you could take to ensure that they happen less often.

Do you have a clogged drain? Give us a call at 505-225-3016 today to schedule a drain clearing service with the plumbing experts at B. Carlson Heating, Air Conditioning, and Plumbing!

When in Doubt, Throw It Out

This is a great rule to abide by when you’re unsure of what you can safely stuff down the garbage disposal in your kitchen sink. While it’s always a good idea to throw leftover food into the trash can before cleaning up your plates and bowls, there are certain items like coffee grounds and liquid grease that you should never try to wash down the sink. When it comes to liquid grease, you should instead:

  • Pour it into a container
  • Let it cool off
  • Toss it out with the trash

By keeping large food items, coffee grounds, and grease out of the pipes in your kitchen sink, you are preventing unnecessary blockage. You are also prolonging the lifespan of the pipes in your home’s plumbing system.

If you think your pipes may be damaged from clogged drains, contact us now about our water and drain line repair and replacement services!

Utilize & Check Drain Screens Frequently

Water that is taking a long time to drain after a bath or shower is an easy way to tell that your drain is clogged. If you smell something weird or notice some strange gurgling sounds when your drain is trying to empty the water from your shower that could be another sign. A great way to protect the pipes in your bathroom is by taking advantage of drain screens. They will collect hair and soap scum from lathering up the pipes in your shower or bath, helping to prevent future clogs or other major problems. These work most effectively when they are checked every few weeks and cleaned as needed.

Schedule Regular Drain Maintenance Service

Routine drain inspections are important to keep everything running smoothly and to detect any problems early on. You should schedule a home plumbing maintenance service at least once a year and, if you take advantage of a septic tank or main pipe that links to a sewer system, inspections should also be scheduled periodically. At B. Carlson Heating, Air Conditioning, and Plumbing, our plumbing specialists provide drain clog repair and drain cleaning services to fix any problems you may be experiencing in your New Mexico home, but if you can take preventative measures to reduce the possibility of drain clogs or pipe leaks, why wouldn’t you?

As part of our Preferred Service Agreement, we will perform a 31-point plumbing inspection in your Albuquerque home!

Drain Cleaning Service in Albuquerque, NM

Our certified plumbers and professional drain cleaning staff are licensed and factory trained to be the best in the business. Also, because we know emergencies can happen at any time, we offer 24-hour emergency plumbing service to homeowners in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area. When you trust B. Carlson for drain clog repairs, drain cleaning services, drain line repair or replacements, or water line repair or replacements, you’re guaranteed to get a qualified plumber that cares about your home’s specific needs. When a leak springs up or a drain starts to clog, some people think they can handle it on their own but, in many cases, you could make the problem worse. Let us help you with all of your home plumbing needs!

Schedule a drain cleaning service or drain clog repair with B. Carlson Heating, Air Conditioning, and Plumbing today at 505-225-3016!

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