Although no one ever wants to deal with a clogged drain, they always seem to come at the worst possible time. When you have a clogged drain, whether it’s your sink, bathtub, or toilet, that is an urgent plumbing issue that must be addressed immediately. At Curt & Jerry Sewer Service, we have seen homeowners unknowingly contribute to this major inconvenience. Let’s look at four common mistakes you should avoid that could lead to a clogged drain in the future.

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1. Overloading Your Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals are handy appliances, the unseen warriors beneath the surface of your sink. However, they are not completely invulnerable to being overloaded with food waste. Don’t push large quantities of food scraps down for the garbage disposal to contend with, and make sure you know which foods to avoid. Fruit pits, coffee grounds, potato peels, onions, celery, and other fibrous vegetables are a few examples of what should not go into garbage disposal.

2. Pouring Grease Down the Drain

You may already know this, but never pour grease down your kitchen drain. Grease may be a liquid when you’re ready to dispose of it, but it will solidify as it cools and adheres to your pipes. You should collect your leftover grease in a container instead and then properly dispose of it in the trash.

3. Neglecting the Use of Drain Screens 

Your bathtub likely collects hair, soap scum, and other debris each day, which will all naturally flow down an unprotected drain. All of this debris can accumulate in your drain and create a blockage. To avoid this, install a drain screen in your bathtub and shower to catch the debris and prevent clogs from forming. 

4. Flushing Non-Flushable Items in Your Toilet 

Just because a product is labeled as “flushable” does not mean it should be flushed. Toilet paper should be the only product that you flush down your toilet. Hygiene products and wipes of any kind should always be disposed of in the trashcan, whether or not they claim to be able to be safely flushed.

Request Service for Your Clogged Drains

Despite all of our best efforts, drains may still become clogged. If that happens, you can trust the experts at Curt & Jerry Sewer Service to provide garbage disposal unclogging, tub drain unclogging, or toilet drain unclogging. Contact us today at (317) 266-0000 or request service online if you need any of our services. We serve homeowners in Indianapolis, Greenwood, Carmel, Fishers, and the surrounding areas.