Drain clogs are common, but preventable. Putting the wrong things down the drain or garbage disposal will not only lead to clogs, but it could also end up polluting the local waterways.
Everything that you flush down the toilet, or put down the drain eventually ends up in the sewage system. The water is sometimes treated, sometimes not, but the end place for this water is always our rivers, lakes, oceans, and other water bodies.
It is in the environment’s and your best interest to be aware of what goes down the drain.
Clog prevention starts with watching what goes down the drain. The biggest enemies are grease, oils, fats, and coffee grounds.
Here are some things that you want to keep out of your drains:
Properly dispose of your hazardous waste by taking it to your local Orange County collection center.
Here are some things that should never throw down the garbage disposal (unless you want a clog or stop-up):
If there is gunk and other grossness stuck to your splash guard, you can clean the underside with an old toothbrush.
These clog prevention tips will not only help you avoid expensive plumbing repair and replacement costs, but they will also help keep our public water system clean for generations to come. For more tips on improving the water quality for your home and community, read our Water Quality Tips.
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August is National Water Quality Month! Learn what you can do to improve the water quality for your family and community.
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