How to Prevent Clogged Drains

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

How to Prevent Clogged Drains


Clogged drains are one of the least pleasant things to deal with in a home. There are a lot of nifty tips to deal with an already clogged drain, but it is even better to prevent the drain from clogging in the first place!

The best thing to do is not put so many things down the drain! You can save cooking grease in an old milk carton to throw away later, or throw your coffee grounds in the trash instead of into the sink.

After using the sink, run hot water into the drain to make sure the oils from food products do not stick to the surface of the pipes, but flush away instantly. Otherwise, oil can lead to clogs by building up a layer on the inside of the tube. For an even more powerful rinse, add some baking soda or vinegar to the hot water– they are both surprisingly powerful detergents!

If your sink has a garbage disposal, you can try filling up half an ice cube tray with vinegar and add water on top – then throw in the cubes with the disposal on. The ice will chill and scrape the grease on the walls and the mildly acidic vinegar will clean it off.

If your drain does end up clogged, contact Keithley Plumbing at or by calling (626) 449­-0387. They are located at 3579 E. Foothill Blvd., #227, Pasadena.


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