Be careful about what goes down your drain to keep you away from calling a plumber.  Here are some ways to treat and prevent these issues using you already have at home.

  • From time to time pour a little bleach into the sink and let it sit for at least an hour before you run down water in the sink.
  • Use drain screens to keep hair, soap scum, and other solids from making their way into the drain.
  • Clean the sink stoppers regularly.
  • Never dump paint, paint thinners, and other chemicals down the drains.
  • Avoid pouring down the drain cold water. This will keep the grease and oil             in solid state.
  • Never pour grease down the drain, and clean greasy pots and pans as thoroughly as possible with a paper towel before cleaning in hot water in the sink.
  • Pour boiling hot water down your drains once a week. This will help to melt and flush away oils and grease.