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Littleton Plumbing Tip: What to Keep Out of Your Drains

You depend on a lot of different systems in your home to make it through your day as comfortably and conveniently as possible. Few, if any, of these systems are as important as your plumbing, though. Needless to say, you want to take every measure possible to ensure that your plumbing system is kept in the great shape. Here are a few tips about items to keep out of your drains from the Littleton, MA plumbing team at Basnett Plumbing & Heating.

First of all, make sure that any time you shower there is some sort of trap over the drain. The most effective way possible to keep your drains clear and effective is simply to not allow anything other than wastewater down them. When you shed hair or shave in the shower, those small amounts of hair and whiskers can get stuck in the drain. As time goes on, a full blown clog can develop.

The kitchen sink is one of the most common plumbing trouble spots in many homes. This is because many homeowners are simply careless when cleaning up after meals. If you allow food scraps to make it into the sink, some of those scraps are going to make it down the drain. Even the best drain covers cannot prevent this completely. Make sure that you scrape any scraps into the garbage or compost prior to putting dishes in the sink.

Also, never pour grease or fat down the drain. These substances are only liquids when they are hot. When they cool down in your drains they can cause serious clogs and trap many other items that would otherwise make it through just fine.

To learn more about keeping your drains clean, call the Littleton, MA plumbing professionals at Basnett Plumbing & Heating. We want to make sure that your plumbing system gives you the performance you deserve. Schedule service today.

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