Household Waste That Clogs Drains

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread when mucus or droplets containing the virus get into your body through eyes, nose, and throat.

During a global pandemic, an easy and proven way to save yourself from the virus is to wash your hands frequently with soap and water—for roughly 20 seconds.

Now, you don’t want to find your drains clogged every time you wash your hands. It’s gross and unhygienic. Germ-infested water can lead to several health problems.

The most common reason behind a clogged drain is household waste that accumulates in the drainage pipes and reduces water flow.

Here are some household waste items that can potentially clog drains:

Grease and fat

Do you know fat and oil buildups caused about 47% of the sewer overflows that happen annually in the U.S.?

That’s right! The grease and fat mix with the other chemicals in the sewers and clog drains.

So, the next time you fry crispy bacon to complement your poached eggs, remember not to dump the grease in the drain.

Simply pour it in a recyclable bag and dispose of it in the trash bin.

Food particles

Many people leave their dishes in the sink without scraping the residue food particles, but they don’t realize it can choke their home’s piping.

If you have the same habit, print “Scrape first, then rinse” in an A4 size paper and paste it over above your kitchen sink.

It will help you remember not to rinse before scraping your food and prevent your kitchen sink and drains from clogging.

Paper goods and flushable wipes

Draining solid items is a big-no, but cotton balls, paper towels, and napkins are fine, right? Wrong! Flushing those down can lead to significant toilet problems.

These items tend to expand as they absorb. Anything dense than toilet paper can clog drains and mess up your house’s plumbing.

Even flushable wipes, ironically, shouldn’t be flushed down the drain. Despite their “flushable” characteristics, they can end up causing a clogging problem.

Final words

Amidst the outbreak of COVID-19, it’s important to take extra measures to ensure your home’s plumbing remains functional.

If you’re dealing with a clogged drain and searching for reliable plumbing services, get in touch with Pro Serve Plumbing today! Based in Fort Worth, TX, we’re a professional plumbing company with a team of expert plumbers who will unclog your drains in a matter of time. Sign up for our club membership for just $99/month to get 15% off on all our services. For more information, call at +1-817-244-0614