Residential Drain Tips
- Brush hair before bathing to prevent hair from entering your drains.
- Have our plumbers perform a camera inspection on your homes plumbing system to insure they are operating properly.
- Do not pour grease down any drains. Instead dispose of cooking grease in sealed containers after the grease has cooled off.
- Put basket strainers in kitchen sinks to catch any food particles from entering the plumbing system.
- Do not dispose of leftover food in garbage disposal.
- Watch what you flush. Toilets are designed to handle human waste and toilet paper. Flushing dense, stringy or bulky materials can cause a clog. Flushable wipes or baby wipes will cause clogs.
- Replace old drains such as cast iron pipping, orange-burg and galvanized drain pipe. Replacing these old drains can get costly, so be sure to contact our drain specialist for other options.
- Hair catchers for shower drains and bathroom sinks can help prevent future clogs and can be purchased at your local hardware store.
- Dental floss, feminine hygiene products and other household waste should go in the trash instead.
- If you have a septic tank be sure to have it emptied every 2 to 3 years depending on usage to prevent backups into your home that can become rather messy and expensive.
Do any of these problems sound familiar to you?
- Gurgling noises coming from your pipes or drains
- Lingering, foul odors in basements, bathrooms, kitchens, or laundry areas
- Toilets, showers, or sinks that frequently experience issues like backups, overflows, or clogs
- Slow or stagnant drains
If so, then you need to get your drains looked at, cleaned, and possibly have a sewer inspection. Luckily, Halls Services is here for you. We want you to feel like your problems are our problems, and we want to help you fix them. We recognize that most sewer systems don’t get the attention they deserve, largely because they’re underground and can tolerate years of use without disruption to proper service.
Floor Drain Tips
- Mix vinegar mixed with baking soda and pour into drain. Be sure to empty drain as much as you can before doing the with a wet vac. Wait five to ten minutes after pouring then carefully chase the mixture with boiling hot water.