The drain. To some, a convenient method for removing the dirtied water after taking a shower, washing your hands, washing the dishes, or maybe rinsing off some delicious fruit. To others, the drain represents a black hole. A never-ending pit. A place where you can throw anything relatively small and undesirable and it will disappear forever. The truth is that your drain line isn’t a black hole that swallows up all matter. Drain lines can and do become clogged- and sometimes those clogs are mighty difficult to remove.

What Should Go Down the Drain?

The answer to the question of, “What should go down the drain?” should generally just be: water. That’s it. Pretty simple, but this rule of thumb can be hard to follow, especially if you’re used to throwing grease from the pan, food fits, pieces of soap, and perhaps anything else that you think would fit in the drain. If you find yourself consistently dealing with drain clogs and you’re not sure why, then it’s likely that you’re not being careful about what gets thrown down the drain. It’s important to think before casually throwing something down the drain, but there are some tried and true methods if you’re not the careful type.

Use Drain Strainers and Stoppers

Think of this as an investment. A strainer or stopper will simply block or filter out some of the material which could end up clogging up your drain line in the not-too-distant future. If you’ve misplaced any strainers or stoppers for your kitchen sink, bathtub, shower, bathroom sink, or any other drain in the home, then make it a priority to get some more strainers and stoppers at your favorite hardware store. If you get in the habit of using strainers and stoppers, then you won’t need to worry about clogging issues, and that means you won’t need to spend on any kind of professional drain cleaning service or repair service.

What If You Already Have a Bad Clog?

If you’re already dealing with a pretty nasty drain clog that you can’t seem to solve, then we at AAA AUGER Plumbing Services can help you. We’ll completely clean out the drain line so you can start fresh- and hopefully you’ll stay free of drain clogs from then on. If it’s a real emergency and your drain line is completely clogged, then we also offer emergency service. With our same-day service guarantee, you won’t be waiting long for professional drain cleaning help to arrive.

Stay on the Safe Side

It’s much better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to your drain line. So, keep your drain line clean and clear of problems. Use strainers and stoppers, and think before you throw something down the drain that likely shouldn’t go down the drain. If you’d like to learn more about how to keep your plumbing in good shape, then please browse through our website, If you have any questions or would like a free estimate, then please call us or write us today.