Cleaning out a household drain on your own can be a nasty job, but most homeowners attempt to tackle these complicated clogs on their own. The team at Curt and Jerry Sewer Service wants to empower you with information on how to best take care of your home, including handling those messy blocked drains. Knowing what to do, and what NOT to do, can keep your pipes clean and clog-free.

3 Common Questions Regarding Clogged Household Drains

1. Are Annual Drain Cleanings Necessary?

Although not necessary, scheduling an annual drain cleaning appointment can prevent future clogs as well as costly repairs. If you find your home in these situations, we do recommend you schedule an annual drain cleaning for your home:

  • House that is more than 30 years old.
  • Consistent clogs that occur more often over time.

2. Do Store-Bought Drain Cleaners Really Work?

At Curt & Jerry, we do not recommend store-bought drain cleaners. Along with being hazardous to your eyes and skin, they can actually damage household pipes, causing expensive plumbing repairs down the road. They’re not an effective treatment in completely cleaning out a major clog. They may open the obstacle up a bit, but you’ll most likely find the clog returning, causing an even larger build-up than before. If you’re experiencing steady, regular clogs in your bathroom or kitchen, call a drain cleaning service to eliminate the blockage once and for all.

3. What Materials Should Not Be Allowed Down My Drain?

Although you can’t completely prevent a clogged drain, knowing what to keep out of a toilet, bathtub, or kitchen sink will definitely help. Materials like the ones listed below should never be poured down any drain in your home, as they can cause blockages as well as destroy your household pipes:

  • Grease, fat, and oil
  • Paper towels
  • Medications
  • Coffee grounds
  • Eggshells
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Paint
  • Flushable cat litter

Schedule a Drain Cleaning Today

Schedule a drain cleaning appointment with Curt & Jerry Sewer today by calling (317) 266-0000. We gladly service Greenwood and all nearby areas with our emergency plumbing services, septic tank pumping, and sewer camera inspections

Source: “Frequently Asked Questions About Drain Cleaning.” Blog post. Sweetwater Plumbing. 18 Apr. 2018. Web. 09 Dec. 2019.