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You take pride in keeping your home in good working order and the last thing you want to do is call a plumber if you have a clog to take care of. Just follow these 7 smart tips to prevent clogs and you’ll succeed at keeping your drains flowing freely, all on your own.

For sinks without disposals

  1. If you don’t have a garbage disposal, avoid letting food scraps go down the drain. Use a drain strainer in your kitchen sink to help keep the food out.

  1. Don’t pour grease or oil down your sink drain.Instead, pour grease into a sealable container and then throw the sealed container in the trash. Otherwise, grease can stick to the inside of your pipes and lead to a clogged Kitchen sink.

  2. Use Drano® Kitchen Crystals in your kitchen sink drain once a week to melt away any fat or grease that may have collected inside your pipes. Be sure to pour the water slowly to avoid any splashing.

  3. In case of clogs, use Drano® Kitchen Max Gel (for sinks without a garbage disposal) to help your kitchen sink drain flowing smoothly.

In the bathroom

  1. In your bathroom sink and tub, clean drain stoppers on a regular basis. Hair, soap scum and other gunk can collect on the stoppers and slow down the drainage or cause completely clogged tub drains.

General Tips

  1. It’s a good idea to have some Drano® Max Gel so if you do get a clog, you’re prepared.

  2. Consider using drain screens on all your drains. These items fit over drain openings to help prevent food, hair, soap scum and other gunk from entering your drain in the first place. You can find drain screens at hardware or bath stores.

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