How to Prevent Blocked Drains at Christmas and New Year

Christmas plumbing

Here we are with less than 2 weeks until Christmas Day and less than 3 weeks to the new year (and decade!) Christmas and New Year celebrations often involve entertaining family and friends, meaning more people in your home. As lovely as entertaining is, it can be the cause of a common plumbing issue – blocked drains. A small drain blockage can quickly escalate.

Prevent blocked drains and enjoy a stress-free Christmas and New Year by following our 3 top tips to help prevent blocked drains including:

  • Dispose of food scraps correctly
  • Don’t wash cooking fats and oils down the kitchen sink
  • Remove hair from showers and bathroom basins

Dispose of food scraps correctly

Indoor and outdoor kitchen sinks can unintentionally become home to food scraps. Before washing dishes, either by hand or in the dishwasher, it’s important to clear any food scraps left on plates or bowls. Put your green Food Organics, Garden Organics (FOGO) bin to its correct use by scraping any food scraps into a biodegradable bag and putting in your FOGO bin. 

Don’t wash cooking fats and oils down the kitchen sink

When fat cools, it solidifies meaning cooking fats and oils that are washed down drains will not only cause drains to block but can be harmful to our waste waster system. Ensure cooking fats and oils are cleaned off fry pans and baking trays and disposed of before washing them.

Blocked drain

Remove hair from showers and bathroom basins

Did you know we lose on average between fifty to one hundred strands of hair each day? Bathroom basins and showers are a common place for fallen hair to accumulate, eventually making its way down drains. A daily check and removal of any loose strands of hair sitting in basins or the bottom of the shower will help to prevent the likelihood of a blocked drain.

Call Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas Busselton/Dunsborough for all your plumbing needs.

Do you have blocked drains in your home? Servicing Busselton, Dunsborough and the greater South West, Mainline Plumbing Cheap Hot Water and Gas Busselton/Dunsborough are your local experts for all your plumbing needs.

Call the team on 97591317 to benefit from their friendly, reliable and trusted service today.