Preventing Drain Backups

Preventing Drain Backups‘Tis the season of endless cooking and more company in our homes! This is when our plumbing is really put to the test to see if it can handle more of EVERYTHING going down our drains. What you DON’T want to happen is have a backup whether it’s just a secondary drain line or your main sewer line from your home. Here’s a few pointers to help keep your drain lines flowing…

Things that should NOT go down your toilet:

-disposable wipes

-feminine hygiene products

-cotton balls


-dental floss or hair

-cleaning wipes


-kitty litter

Things that should NOT go down your sink drains:

-grease, fat, & oil

– peels, coffee grounds, rice, & pasta


-egg shells

-flour (including batters)

-seeds & grains

Following these tips will help keep your drain lines flowing as intended. If you do run into a situation that you have a main line backup or even just a secondary line, give us a call, day or night, at 785-341-4193 and have one of our experienced technicians get your drains flowing like they should and keep your household running!

De Hart Plumbing Heating and Cooling, serving Manhattan Kansas, Junction City Kansas, Wamego Kansas, Topeka Kansas, and some surrounding areas.

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