31 Mar

Maintenance Tips for Clean Drains in Your Beaumont Home


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Okay, so you’ve been standing there waiting for the drain to flush the water out but it’s taking far too long. A slow drain or toilet could be a first sign of a problem.

Proper maintenance is needed to avoid clogs (that can potentially mean more stress, more time wasted and more $$$ spent!)… Here are some weekly and monthly steps you can take to prevention:

Once a week maintenance tips:

  • Bring the pop-up stoppers up in the bathroom sink to get rid of trapped debris, put in the trash and wash the stopper and put it back in the drain.
  • Take out the drain cover of the bathtub drain and use a bent wire or hair-catching brush to remove debris that might have collected there.

Once a month maintenance tips:

  • Clean and clear your waste disposal with a stiff disposer brush or mix a few cups of ice and table salt. This will help remove grease buildup and slime off the sides of the disposer. Flush it with cold water added with lemon to deodorize.
  • For bathtub maintenance, pull out the overflow plate, and bring the pop-up handle up to grasp the rocker arm. Get rid of accumulated debris and wash thoroughly before setting it back.
  • It is also advisable to use a good cleaner to protect all the drains in your home. It has to be non-corrosive and biodegradable so it won’t deteriorate your home plumbing system. It is better to use a nature friendly cleaner than chemical ones as it can be safe to your plumbing system and your family.

To clean your drains effectively, you can use baking soda and vinegar. This is a great way to help eliminate a slow-moving drain. To unclog a drain with baking soda and vinegar, use the following tips.

  • Let a pot of boiling water run down through the drain.
  • Throw in about half a cup of baking soda. Let it sit for a couple of minutes.
  • Then, pour in a mixture of a cup of vinegar and a cup of hot water.
  • Cover the drain with the plug and let it sit for 5-10 mins.
  • Lastly, flush with boiling water.

Enzymatic Drain Cleaners

This is an earth friendly method that involves using live enzymes and bacteria that consume organic scum.

They feed on hair and food waste as well.  These organisms digest the waste, then reproduce, spreading the helpful bacteria throughout your septic system.

After you have put in all this effort to clear your drain, take steps to keep it this way. As they say, prevention is better than cure.

If your clog still keeps coming back (and we can assume it could be a real headache!), it is time to call in plumbing experts in Beaumont, TX. These certified pros in Texas have the right tools that allow them to see exactly what is causing the problem and more powerful techniques such as hydro-jetting to clear clogs deep within the pipes.


Follow the tips above and you can avoid costly emergency repairs. In case of a major clog, remember to hire a professional to perform drain cleaning in Beaumont. 

To all our friends and customers regarding COVID-19

We will get through this together To say we are living in “unprecedented” challenging times would be an understatement. We hope this finds you and your family safe and healthy. We would like to list a few pieces of information and websites that we think will be helpful for you during this time.

  • To get the most current information on the COVID-19 virus, please check the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) website at: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/factsheets.html
  • icon showing hand under faucet with large water droplets falling on hand Please wash your hands frequently. Washing with soap and water for twenty seconds is the preferred method, however when water is not available, please use an alcohol based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • icon of person covering mouth while coughing and a border separating from displeased person close by Practice social distancing by staying at least six feet away from another person.
  • For those of you with children that are looking for something fun to do, there are virtual field trips you can take with your kids that are fun and educational. Here is a link: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner

Plumbers are considered essential workers during this time and we will continue to work as our number one priority is to “protect the health of the nation.” Stay well, stay safe and we will get through this together.

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