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Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Home’s Drains

Spring is finally here and many Woodlands residents are beginning their annual spring cleaning. However, one very important home fixture is ignored this time of year: your drains. The drains in your home can accumulate a lot of grime and gunk you should clean out during the springtime. Here are a few tips for spring cleaning your home’s drains during your deep clean.

#1: Make a List of the Drains in Your Home

You don’t want to leave a single drain unchecked during your spring clean. One of the best ways to keep track of what you need to clean and maintain is to make a list of the drains you have in your home. Make sure to include all drains in your kitchens, all of your bathrooms, your basement, and any outdoor drains.

#2: Flush Your Drains With Hot Water

A simple strategy for cleaning drains is to flush them out with hot water. This tactic can help you clear out debris built up over time and restore your drains to their previous function. Leave your hot water running up to 15 minutes. Return to the drain and check its status. If the hot water did not flush out the drain, you may have to resort to other options.

#3: Clear Out Your Clogs

Are any of your drains not draining your hot water flush? You may have a clog on your hands. You need to clear these clogs out as soon as possible to get your home up and running again. You can use a commercial drain cleaner to attempt to clear out the clogs. However, these methods do not always work for serious clogs.

#4: Contact a Professional

If your drains do not clear with home methods such as hot water flushing or drain cleaners, you may need a plumber to help you clear your clogs. These professionals can use a variety of tools to clear out a difficult blockage. You may also need pipe removal services.

If you notice a drain that has a clog beyond at-home repair, don’t worry – Mr. Rooter Plumbing can help. We offer premier plumbing services to residents of The Woodlands and beyond. Contact us today to schedule your drain cleaning appointment.