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Why You Absolutely Need a Drain Catcher

Stop Clogs Before They Happen

For many people, ceasing the habit of putting dry foods down the drain is tough. It takes more time and effort to wipe a dish in the trash, then wash it, than to just do everything all at once. Plus, what about soup? Or smoothies? Sometimes it’s hard to decipher what is safe for the drain.

While we usually stick to the standards of keeping solids out of your drain, there is a tool that can help be a safeguard against accidents. A drain catcher is a small cover that sits atop your drain, basically like a strainer. It holds solids and lets liquids flow through.

Here’s why this tool can be a game-changer in your home.

In the Kitchen

As we said, it can be hard to avoid letting solids get down the drain. But a drain catcher can prevent solids like pasta, rice, coffee grinds, and more from going into your pipes and causing a clog.

Your kitchen sink likely came with a stopper/strainer combo that you can plug in the drain. These are helpful, but often don’t let water flow through, so it pools up when you’re trying to do dishes. The ideal tool to get is one that acts like a strainer and can cover the entire drain without stopping the flow of water.

In the Bathroom

Drain catchers are also great for sink and shower drains. We lose a lot of hair in the shower, and if left untreated, it can accumulate in the drain and cause bad odors and clogs. Likewise, for people who shave over the bathroom sink, hair can get caught in the drain and cause a blockage.

There are many kinds of drain catchers for the bathroom, which are usually designed to primarily catch hair. They are also usually pretty cheap!

In both the kitchen and bathroom, drain catchers are an inexpensive way to prevent clogs, which could lead to more problems down the road.

Trust Us to Bust a Clog

When your drain catcher isn’t enough or you’re already facing a blocked drain, trust the team at Mercy Plumbing to get the water flowing again. Call us at (832) 734-9731 to schedule an appointment today!

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