How Often Should You Unclog Your Drains?

Unclogging your drains on a regular basis may be at the back of your mind, but sinks and shower drains are used every day, which means they should be cleaned and unclogged more often than you think. Food, hair, and soap residue can end up clogging our drains and causing larger problems if they are not regularly emptied or unclogged. 

The serious plumbing issues that clogged drains could cause can be easily avoided by following these guidelines. Let’s dive into it.

How Frequently Do You Really Need to Clean Your Drains?

A good rule of thumb to adhere to is to unclog or clean your drains at least once a month. This should be sufficient cleaning to help you avoid major issues with clogged drains. 

Unclogging Practices

The best way to clear your drains without using too much force is to combine one cup of extra hot water with one cup of vinegar and half a cup of baking soda, then pour the mixture down the drain. Close the drain plug after pouring, then allow it to sit for 10 minutes before flushing with another cup of extra hot water. This mixture should help loosen any extra materials clinging to the sides of your drain walls and send them down the drain. The final rinse helps completely clear everything out.

Another way to clear out unwanted messes in your drains is to use a plastic drain snake to physically remove some buildup. This can help clear out the residue physically so that water can pass through without a problem.

Services with Core Plumbing

If it’s been longer than a few months from the last time you unclogged your drains, and the drains won’t seem to unclog, call in the professional team of plumbing experts at Core Plumbing to help get the job done. We have years of experience helping clear out drains, so call us or visit our website for more information on making an appointment and scheduling a professional to check out your drains now.