Household Tips to Prevent Blocked Drains

Blocked drainage

With us all protecting ours and the community’s health by staying safe and staying home (except for essentials) it’s important to ensure everyone in your household knows the do’s and don’ts when it comes to preventing blocked drains. Whether your house is home to one or multiple adults and children or just multiple adults, the extra demand on the plumbing can cause unexpected issues to arise. 

People are often surprised to learn common culprits when it comes to blocked drains. Help to minimise the risk of the drains in your house blocking by following these tips including:

  • Use your FOGO bin for food scraps
  • Clean cooking fats and oils off cookware before rinsing
  • Clear hair from bathroom drains 

Use your FOGO bin for food scraps

A few scraps of food left on a plate and rinsed down the kitchen sink is OK, right? Wrong! Whether you wash your dishes by hand or in a dishwasher, it’s important to ensure all food scraps are removed before dishes are washed or rinsed. Put your green Food Organics, Garden Organics (FOGO) bin to its correct use by scraping any food scraps, allowed in your FOGO bin, into a biodegradable bag and placing the bag in the FOGO bin. Kitchen scraps that can go into your FOGO bin include fruit and vegetable scraps, meat and bones, tea bags and coffee grinds, eggshells, dairy products, seafood, take away food and baked goods.

Clean cooking fats and oils off cookware before rinsing

cooking oil

Spending more time at home may result in spending more time in the kitchen. It’s important to remember when fat cools, it solidifies. When washed down drains it will not only cause drains to block but can be harmful to our waste waster system. Before rinsing or washing cookware such as baking trays or frypans or bakeware such a cake tins, ensure cooking fats and oils are cleaned off thoroughly.  

Clear hair from bathroom drains 

Did you know we lose on average between fifty to one hundred strands of hair each day? Our bathroom basins and showers are a common place for fallen hair to accumulate. If this hair isn’t cleared from drains, it eventually makes its way down the drain causing a blockage. 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 this happening.  

Call Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas for all your blocked drain and plumbing, gas and hot water needs.

Do you have blocked drains in your home? Mainline Plumbing Cheap Hot Water and Gas are your local experts for all your plumbing, gas and hot water needs.

Known as the ‘trusted name in the plumbing industry’ call their team for friendly, reliable and trusted service today on 9791 1608 in Bunbury or 9759 1317 in Busselton/Dunsborough.