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A slow or clogged drain is annoying. Sometimes it’s a simple DIY task, and a few minutes with a plunger will get everything running smoothly again. However, sometimes tough clogs or those that are further down in the pipe require professional service. Here are ways you can avoid problems and keep the drains in your Levelland, Texas, home, clear and free.

Don’t Flush the Grease!

Pouring grease down your kitchen sink is a surefire way for a clog to develop. As the grease travels along the drain, it begins to cool and solidify. Over time, apart from the buildup of grease, soap scum and food particles also stick to it. As the mass increases, it will impede water flow and cause a nasty backup in your drain or sewer line. As an added precaution, consider >installing a grease trap to collect oil residue in pots, dinnerware and measuring cups.

Catch Problems Before They Start

Items that find their way into your sink and bathtub drains include hair, small toys, and food fragments. You can help prevent these types of clogs by installing devices like hair stoppers in bathtubs and using the stoppers for your kitchen sink. Your bathroom sink can also benefit. It also helps to take action when you first notice a problem because it will only get worse.

Regular Maintenance

A backed up drain can also cause a foul odor in your home. You can help to keep your drains clear with homemade solutions. Natural cleaners that use common household ingredients like white vinegar and lemon can also fight stubborn and unpleasant odors. Baking soda is, of course, always an important part of your arsenal. Try the natural way regularly to help with flow and odor management.

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you’ll end up with a clogged drain or some other plumbing problem. Whether you need drain cleaning, water jetting for stubborn clogs, or pipe replacement, you can count on our team at JD’s Prompt Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning for fast, reliable service. Call us today to schedule an appointment. We’re more than happy to come out and provide a consultation.

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