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11 Things You Should NEVER Put Down The Drain

Getting rid of objects by washing them down your drain is extremely satisfying. Out of sight and out of mind takes on a whole new meaning when you have a sink and a functional garbage disposal in your kitchen.

Here at Hi-Tech Plumbing & Leak Detect, we know how easy it is to clog your drain with all kinds of items, many of which don’t belong in your pipes. Our certified plumbers are trustworthy and can answer all your questions about what you should and should not put in your sink.

Hi-Tech is a BBB-accredited business that is well respected throughout Edmond and surrounding areas. If you need proof, just check out our reviews! Read on for more info on our drain cleaning services and objects that don’t belong in your pipes!

Items That Clog Your Drains

Blockages in your drains are inconvenient and cause many problems with your plumbing system. From flooding to pipe leaks and structural water damage, clogged drains can lead to costly repairs if left unchecked. Here are eleven objects or substances you should keep out of your drain:

  • Expired or unused medication
  • Eggshells
  • Extra paint
  • Grease or cooking oil
  • Fruit rinds
  • Coffee grounds
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Cat litter
  • Paper towels and napkins
  • Certain cleaning chemicals
  • Vehicle oil

How Do Blockages Form?

Wondering how and why clogs form in your drain?

Though blockages may seem to appear randomly, there are several ways you can track the likelihood of a clog happening. For example, if you have family members with long hair, you can expect your drain to become clogged up more frequently due to shedding. Do you live in an area where hard water is prevalent? If so, you’ll probably experience more mineral buildup within your pipes. Our team can provide your home with a thorough plumbing inspection and get to the cause of your clogging issue.

Hi-Tech Plumbing & Leak Detect Healthy Drain Habits

Your plumbing is a vital part of your household, which is why it’s essential to protect it from costly damage. The following tips and tricks are healthy drain habits that can save you lots of money in the long run:

  • Purchase a drain guard made of mesh to keep large objects from ending up in your pipes.
  • Look into drain snakes for DIY solutions to clogs and blockages.
  • Put food waste in a compost bin or trash can rather than down your drain.
  • Buy a lint trap for the end of your washing machine discharge hose.

At Hi-Tech, we encourage our customers to contact us if their clog is caused by mineral buildup, tree roots or more serious blockages. Our team is skilled in drain cleaning via hydrojetting — forcing a highly-pressurized stream of water through your pipes to clear all the buildup. We never cut corners, so you can rely on us to do everything we can to ensure your safety and get your plumbing running like new.

Reliable Edmond Drain Cleaning Services At Hi-Tech

Interested in learning more about our services here at Hi-Tech Plumbing & Leak Detect?

Our team is always happy to assist you if you’re in need of plumbing installations, repairs, leak detection, sewer services and more! With our customer-oriented approach to every task, you can rest assured that Hi-Tech will strive for 100% satisfaction every time we step through your door.

Feel free to contact us through our website by scheduling an appointment, or give us a call today!

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I know about this company because my neighbors needed plumbing repair but of course the problem was located in my backyard. Blaine and Joe were fabulous! They did their very best to put my yard back as it was and to make sure my fence was secured so my dogs wouldn’t escape. And they were really kind and understanding of the situation. I highly recommend this company!

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I have had Hi-Tech repair two hot water slab leaks in my home this year. Both times they were prompt in scheduling the initial inspection and the actual repair, clear on the costs of the project, and what all work would be done. And on top of that, everyone has been very professional and friendly. I would 100% recommend them for any plumbing project you may have!

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