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Avoiding a Drain Clog 101

Drain clogs are one of those “in between” household nuisances. You expect to experience at least one in your home’s lifetime. They’re just enough of a nuisance to know how to handle them, but also mild enough that you don’t spend too much time doing any prep work to avoid one in the future.

We want to change that! Drain clogs are something you can avoid altogether with the right care. Just because a clogged drain is a common household problem doesn’t mean that you don’t need professional care. When you want a flawless plumbing system to make sure you contact our team for drain cleaning services in Calgary, AB.

Getting to Know Your Drain

The best thing you can do to avoid a drain clog is this: get to know your drain! We’re sure that you understand the basics of how a sewer system works and that you know how to operate your garbage disposal, but do you really understand what affects these systems? If not, you’re in the right place. You can avoid a drain clog by avoiding the following substances:

  • Avoid “FOG”: FOG is an acronym that stands for fat, oil, and grease. These are three substances that you never want to go down any of the drains in your home. Why? Well, these substances are ones that will enter your drain as a liquid but then congeal and form a sludge-like solid. This creates the perfect environment for a clog to form. Any other items traveling down your drain after this are now a threat to the functioning your drainage system. Avoiding these substances helps you avoid a major plumbing headache!
  • Throw those Coffee Grounds Elsewhere: This might be one that’s pretty common knowledge to you, but you’d be surprised just how many homeowners throw coffee grounds down the sink without a second thought. Coffee grounds are another one of those substances that create the perfect environment for a clog. Make sure that your coffee ground makes it into the trash or, even better, into your mulch pile. The acidity of the grounds is great for flowers like hydrangeas or azaleas.
  • Ditch the Store-bought Drain Cleaner: If you only walk away from this blog with one piece of information make it this: store-bought drain cleaners are terrible for your drain. These chemical cleaners are caustic and can wreak havoc on your drainage system. The chemicals used in these cleaners corrode the material of your pipes and leave you with bigger drain problems than a clog.

Schedule Drain and Sewer Cleaning Services

The best thing you can do for your drain and sewer system is to schedule regular drain cleaning services with a professional team. We train our experts well so that they can come into your home and get the job done quickly and effectively. We have over 45 years of experience here in Calgary. If you’re looking for a responsible team to get the job done right the first time make sure you call us. Happy Today or You Don’t Pay.

Ready to take the quality of your drain and sewer system to the next level? Contact our team today to schedule an appointment with our experts are Ace Plumbing and Heating.

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