Avoiding Clogged Drainage July 8, 2019 Denise Rawrki Use a filtering device: The use of a filtering device on your sinks is the first step in ensuring flowing drainage. You may want to use a combination stopper and strainer with the dishwasher sink because it will filter any food particles that would have otherwise gone down the drainage. The advantage of this strainer is that it will serve every single purpose even though you are likely to pay just a little more to have it. There is also the level stopper which appears to be the most affordable one which comes with a suction that will cover the drain. This one is normally placed on the sink when you are working and want to keep anything from going down. Have plumbing consultations: While you may not yet be having any problems with the clogs and leaks in your house, this is not a guarantee that everything is going on well. Your drainage system needs regular maintenance so that any problems are detected early and dealt with before they become bigger. Get a qualified plumber who will regularly inspect the main pipes, sewer line or the septic tank. It is advisable that you have your plumbing checked at least once every six months. This is normally better than waiting to deal with bigger plumbing problems later. Don’t use chemical based cleaners: The use of commercially available cleaners that are chemical based is so popular but in most cases they do more than you paid for; some of them corrode your metal pipes and this could lead to trouble. This is because some of the substances that are used to make these cleaners are corrosive and will end up damaging the plumbing pipes in the home. It is therefore advisable that you try as much as possible to use natural cleaners; the best remedy is pouring a mixture of baking soda and vinegar in hot water as it removes any grease and food particles in the pipes to prevent chances of clogging.