5 Tips for Keeping Your Drains Clean—And Your Business Running!


While a commercial drain cleaning plan is essential for maintaining clean and clear drains, there are some things you can do between professional cleanings to keep your drains in good condition.

1. Use Drain Strainers

One of the easiest ways to prevent clogs is to use drain strainers in sinks and showers. These strainers catch hair, food particles, and other debris before they

2. Avoid Pouring Grease and Oil Down Drains

Grease and oil can quickly build up in drains, leading to clogs and other plumbing issues. To prevent this, it’s important to avoid pouring grease and oil down drains. Instead, dispose of them in the trash or recycle them if possible.

3. Run Hot Water

Running hot water down drains regularly can help prevent grease and other substances from building up. Hot water helps melt away grease and other materials, keeping drains clear and clean.

4. Use Baking Soda and Vinegar

Baking soda and vinegar can be a great natural solution for keeping drains clean. Pouring a mixture of baking soda and vinegar down drains can help break down grease and other substances. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes before flushing with hot water.

5. Avoid Flushing Non-Flushable Items

Toilet paper is the only thing that should be flushed down toilets. Flushing non-flushable items, such as wipes and feminine hygiene products, can cause clogs and other plumbing issues. Make sure your restrooms are equipped with the proper receptacles for all non-toilet paper items as well as appropriate signage. 

By following these tips and having a commercial drain cleaning plan in place, you can ensure that your business’s plumbing system is running smoothly and efficiently. At Griffin Plumbing, we’re dedicated to helping businesses avoid the hassle of plumbing problems, and step one is always to maintain clean and clear drains. Contact us today to learn more about our customizable commercial drain cleaning plans and how we can help your business with a comprehensive service and preventative maintenance plan.

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