Preventive Pipe Maintenance Beats Clog-Busting

Updated: May 24, 2017

A little forward planning saves big headaches later on.

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The first rule of homeownership is to do routine maintenance on a scheduled basis to prevent small problems from snowballing into costly and time-consuming repairs later on. When it comes to drains in your home, the same rule applies-nip the problem in the bud with regular applications of Liquid-Plumr? Full Clog DestroyerTM and you’ll never have to deal with stopped-up drains.

 Preventive Pipe Maintenance Beats Clog-Busting

You can’t prevent drain buildup.

You can scrape your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher and wipe your pans with paper towels to reduce the amount of grease and food particles that go down the drain. But you can’t prevent all the grease and food particles from swirling down the drain. Once it lands in your drainpipes, the wastewater hits an obstacle course of obstructions, twists, bends and long slopes. The grease cools and jells and the water-slide ride smacks it into turns, causing it to stick. From that point on, it’ll capture and hold more grease and food particles, setting up the conditions for a full-blown clog.

Blast the buildup before it gets too far.

That’s where preventive maintenance comes into play. If you treat your kitchen and bathroom drains on a schedule with Liquid-Plumr? Full Clog DestroyerTM, you’ll dissolve that buildup before it has a chance to grow and choke off the flow. Here’s the best way keep your pipes clean. Pour 4 cups of Liquid-Plumr? Full Clog DestroyerTM down the kitchen and bath drains. Two cups will stay in the sink traps to dissolve any buildup there and the rest will flow into the drainpipes where it can start attacking buildup in your drain lines. After 15 minutes, turn on the hot water in each sink and let it run for a few minutes. That’ll push out loosened debris from the traps, and keep it moving through your now fully cleaned drainpipes. Then turn off the water and you’re set for another month.

 Preventive Pipe Maintenance Beats Clog-Busting

It’s totally safe.

Liquid-Plumr? Full Clog DestroyerTM is completely safe for use with galvanized steel, copper, cast iron, ABS (black plastic) and PVC (white plastic) drain pipes-even old pipes. Plus, it’s safe for all septic systems. However, no liquid drain cleaner should ever be used in rubber pipes or pipes that have been repaired with rubber couplers.

— Rick Muscoplat, Contributing Editor