The new year is a great time to commit to new habits; it’s also an excellent time for leaving behind all of those old habits that have plagued you for years.

Using Chemical Drain Cleaners

We’ve said it before, and we’ll probably say it again, avoid using chemical drain cleaners at all costs! While they seem like the easy and convenient choice when you’re trying to get your sink drain to flow again, they’ll only leave you with more problems to deal with in the long run. Instead, try using a drain snake or another alternative cleaning method.

Forgetting to Use Your Exhaust Fan

That fan in your bathroom is there to do a lot more than make a lot of noise. Exhaust fans are used to pull odors and moisture from a specific area of the home and release them outdoors. They are especially helpful in areas that have a lot of moisture, like bathrooms or the laundry room. Your exhaust fan will eliminate excess moisture and prevent mold growth.

Forgetting to Use a Drain Catcher

One way to avoid using chemical drain cleaners is to prevent drain clogs altogether. A drain catcher or strainer will keep unwanted materials like hair or food particles from getting into your drains. Check out our list of products for your bathroom for our drain strainer recommendation!

Using Your Toilet as a Trash Can

There are three things that should get flushed down your toilet. Those items are #1, #2, and toilet paper. Everything else could potentially lead to a clogged toilet. Yes, even those baby wipes that claim to be “flushable” will block your pipes over time.

If you have any questions or you run into a plumbing problem in the future, don’t hesitate to contact our team of expert plumbers for assistance!

S & D Plumbing

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