Keep Your Drains Flowing Freely


Follow these times to avoid clogged drains throughout your home.

Kitchen Sink

  • When using a garbage disposal, always keep cold water running while it is turned on and leave the water running a few minutes after it is turned off to avoid clogged drains.  If you have a septic system, using a garbage disposal is not recommended.
  • Keep strainers in the sink to catch all of the food particles from going down the drain.
  • Never pour grease down the drain. Rather, keep cans or jars and dispose of the grease in them. Once it hardens, throw it in the garbage.

hairBathroom Sink

  • Wipe hair out of sinks and don’t allow it to go down the drain.
  • Remove the sink stoppers and clean hair and debris that have fallen down the sink, this will help prevent it from getting into the pipes.


  • Only flush toilet paper.  Even if a package says “flushable”, do not flush wipes, paper towels, feminine hygiene products or anything other than toilet paper.