Can Your Plumbing Handle Movember?

Can Your Plumbing Handle Movember?

Men across the country have retired their razors and electric shavers during Movember to raise awareness for men's prostate and testicular cancers and suicide prevention. Money that they would have spent on grooming during the month is instead donated to support cancer research, mental health initiatives, and other life-saving causes.

While this cause is worthwhile, the volume of hair washing down the drain at the beginning of December can clog drains.

Here’s how to make sure that your plumbing can withstand the challenges of Movember when it's time to remove your carefully cultivated whiskers.

Don’t Let Hair Go Down The Drain

One way to avoid clogs is to keep beard trimmings from reaching the drain in the first place. You can do this by placing cardboard in the sink, making for easy cleanup. Just toss the cardboard and your bristles when you’re finished. A mesh trap is also an effective barrier.

Clean Your Drains Regularly

Preventive measures can help to keep stubborn clogs from forming. Once per week, take the drain caps off of your sinks and gently scrub with a pipe cleaner. This will remove gunky buildup, keeping your pipe flowing smoothly.

Pour Hot Water Down the Drains

Pouring hot water down the drain after every use can help to flush and to break up clogs that are beginning to form. You can run hot water out of the tap after each use and pour a coffee pot full of boiling water down the drain each week.

Call in the Pros

The onslaught of hair following Movember can put your plumbing to the test. If your efforts do not work, leaving you with a slow-draining and clogged sink, contact the professionals at Allstar Plumbing, Heating & Air. We can make sure that your plumbing is up to the challenge that Movember can bring. Contact us today at (909) 219-9704.

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