The toilet is a drain. Flush only human waste and toilet paper down the toilet. Anything else is just not flushable (even though advertising will tell you differently). Flushing wipes, kitty litter, floss, and toys will clog drains and sewer systems. Flush smart and save money.
Catch debris before it goes down the drain
Those inexpensive $3 drain screens found in any hardware store will prevent soap chips, hair, and other solids from going down the drain and contributing to clogs. Put these screens in the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry sinks and dump their contents into the garbage can.
Put oil and grease in the garbage
A little oil or grease down your drain may seem harmless, but these coat and clog your drain lines and will cause problems over time. Use old rags to collect oil and grease and put these in the garbage.
Look under your sinks
Look under your kitchen and bathroom sinks for water stains and check for the smell of mildew or mold. Catch leaks when they are small to prevent property damage.
Watch the wash machine
Wash machines and laundry sinks are often on the lower level of homes. Backups begin here first so these drains are indicators of overall drain line health. If your wash machine is draining slowly, schedule a drain line cleaning appointment before a backup begins.
Call Raymark for regular drain cleaning and plumbing maintenance service. Schedule an appointment at 206-430-1954 or use our Contact form. We want your drains to flow freely, as water should.
See our drain cleaning page for more information.