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5 Easy Ways to Prevent a Clog

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Chunks of food from last night's dinner are probably still hanging out in your drain, waiting to turn into a clog. Clogs are notoriously hard to clear, especially if you're using an over-the-counter liquid drain opener.

Sometimes, a drain can get so clogged that you need to call a plumber!

Don't let that happen. We've found that the best way to deal with a clog is, well, by preventing in the first place. Otherwise, you're tossing money down the drain just to clear it. 

If you don’t want a clogged drain, it's easy to plan ahead. Here are a few things you can do regularly to keep clogs from consuming your day: 


1. Rinse your drains with hot water once a week.

It might not feel like you're doing much, but running water for a few minutes can make a big difference. Hot water can flush down any hair, grease and food that’s still lingering in your pipes. 

2. Toss large pieces of food in the trash instead of putting them down the drain.

Large chunks of food can fast-track a clog. It's easy to be lazy and wash large pieces of food down the drain, but trust us, you'll have to deal with it later! Scrape your plate into the trash before putting it under the faucet. 

3. Use a Green Gobbler Drain Opening Pac at the first sign of a slow drain.  

Our pacs are easy to use. They're pre-measured so all you have to do is pour and walk away. Green Gobber Drain Opening Pacs clear shower drains, kitchen drains and even clogged toilets!

4. Clean shower and tub strainers regularly.

Keep large clumps of hair and soap scum from going down the drain by cleaning your strainers on a regular basis. 

5. Pour baking soda down the drain, then rinse with water.

Did you know baking soda could clear a clogged drain? It dissolves grease fairly quickly, and if your drains are starting to smell, it's a wonderful disinfectant.

Now you have what it takes to keep clogs away. No more floods at your feet. No more floating food puddles in your kitchen sink. 

Do you have any useful clog prevention tips? Let us know. We're all ears! 

P.S. Have you heard about our Green Gobbler Drain Opening Pacs?

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