“How often should I have my drains cleaned?” was a question we recently received.
The length of time between each drain cleaning depends on how often you put grease and greasy food products down the line. To avoid kitchen plumbing jobs, never pour grease down the drain and use a paper towel to wipe grease from pots and pans prior to washing. Grease washed down residential plumbing will coagulate on the inside of the pipe, eventually clogging the drain line.
Using a garbage disposal increases your sewer cleaning frequency. Garbage disposals deposit more sludge and debris into your piping. And many people overuse when they can simply use the garbage can to discard waste. Abuse is also common. Hard, stringy or fibrous food (such as celery, poultry skin, carrots, pumpkin pulp, etc.) should never be placed in the garbage disposal.
Enzyme drain cleaners, such as Roto-Rooter Pipe Shield, help lengthen the time between cleanings. Especially if you begin using these drain cleaning products immediately after your sewer cleaning.