Monthly Archives: January 2017

Preventing Clogged Drains in the Home

We are here to help keep clogged drains at bay. A clogged drain isn’t just a nuisance; it can actually lead to a variety of other plumbing problems and, if left unchecked, can result in costly repairs. So how can you avoid a clogged drain in your St. Paul home? Our team of plumbing professionals has put together a list of clogged drain facts to keep in mind.


Every Drain is Different

Bathtub, shower and bathroom sink drains should be given a little more attention than some of your other drains. Due to hair and other debris, these drains need to be checked more often than others. Did you know that hair down the drain is one of the top culprits of a clogged drain? One way to avoid a hair cause clog is by brushing your hair immediately before showering.

Keep Your Drain Clean

With our busy lives, drains tend to go under the “out of sight, out of mind” file. But, in fact, keeping a drain clean of debris is essential to your family’s comfort. It is a good idea to give your drain a good cleaning about every month or so.

What Not to Flush to Avoid a Clogged Drain

Since flushing or forcing certain materials down a drain can cause clogs, here is just a short list of the many things that should NOT go down your drain.

  • Baby wipes, napkins
  • Coffee grounds
  • Kitty litter
  • Cotton balls and other cotton products
  • Grease, fats and oils
  • Gum
  • And more!

Mesh Screens

These are very simple solution to clogged drains! Place mesh screens over all of your drains, especially your bathtub, shower and kitchen sink drains in order to catch hair, food particles and more.

Prevent a Clogged Drain in the Kitchen

  • After doing the dishes or preparing dinner, run hot water in your kitchen sink to make sure your drain is totally clear.
  • Pour a half cup of baking soda followed by a half cup of vinegar every couple of days to keep your drain clear.

Are you in need of assistance with a clogged drain in St. Paul? Call All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422 or contact us to get a Free Estimate!