Post By Hugo Iriarte
Maintenance is important, but you can’t keep up with everything. Sure, you keep an eye on your garden, your car, your patio — but you’re not going to keep a close eye on your plumbing system. Out of sight, out of mind, right?
Drain and sewer line maintenance might not be at the top of your to-do list, but it should be.
If you’ve ever had a nasty clog at your home or business, you’ve probably wondered what you could’ve done to prevent it in the first place. Well, what’s in the past is in the past, but here’s what you can do to keep clogs at bay from now on.
Invest in a biological drain cleaner
Not everything that goes into your drain flows through your drain.
Over time, fats, oils, grease, starch, and other forms of food waste will collect and solidify in the odd curves of your drain line. To keep your plumbing in check, you have to stay ahead of the curve by using a drain cleaner.
Products like Green Gobbler’s Enzyme Drain Cleaner can eliminate tough buildup in drain lines, grease traps, septic tanks, and more. Green Gobbler’s product uses a biological formula to break down and digest fats, oils, grease. Those harmful chemicals you find at the grocery store won’t do anything but cause more issues for you and your drain line.
After only a few applications of Enzyme Drain Cleaner, you’ll have a free-flowing drain. To prevent future clogs, keep using Enzyme Drain Cleaner as directed.
Don’t pour grease or oil down the drain
We all have our lazy days. After frying some delicious bacon or cooking a hearty stir fry, all you want to do is sit down and start eating. So instead of disposing of the grease in the proper manner, you just pour it down the drain and hope for the best. Doing this one or twice won’t cause a major plumbing issue. However, if you make it a bad habit, you’re going to have some problems.
Run as much hot water as you want; the remaining grease will still stick to the walls of your drain and solidify, eventually leading to buildup.
The next time you cook some bacon or a hamburger, let the grease sit out on the pan while you’re eating your meal. Once the grease has solidified, wipe down the pan with a wet paper towel and throw it in the garbage can. If your meal created a substantial amount of grease, pour the excess grease into a container. Leave the container in the fridge, and collect more grease as you make more meals. Once the container is full, throw it out.
Find a bulk supplier (if you own a business)
The drain lines and grease traps in your kitchen must be maintained for proper drain flow. On a daily basis, grease and organic material build in your drains. That material then solidifies, reducing drain flow until a complete clog occurs. That’s why ongoing drain maintenance is key in preventing clogs in restaurants and businesses with cafeterias and food prep locations.
To keep your drains and traps flowing smoothly, search for a bulk supplier of drain & grease trap treatment products. Green Gobbler’s partner, Factory Direct Chemicals, sells a full line of drain and grease trap products made with bio-enzymatic formulas. Bio-enzymatic products “eat” organic waste to clear drains and grease traps. As an added benefit, these products also consume odor-causing organic material, neutralizing foul smells from grease and leftover food.