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Drain flies come from outside your home often in search of an odor put off by drains and standing water. Drain flies will use these areas to breed. Drain flies are said to be most active during the evening hours and will typically be seen in proximity to a drain on a wall or near a window.
NO! Household drain cleaning products, liquids, and solutions often times are not safe to use in your home or in your drain lines. These products often contain an acid based formula meant to break down hair and grease. Along with sometimes doing what is advertised these products are eating away at the lining of the drain line piping. These products also can cause a safety hazard for not only you but a plumber, contractor, or one of our technicians.
Hair, food, grease and other debris that get sent down drain lines where bacteria builds up and is created and then an odor is released. Every once in a while you encounter a sewer gas as they can rise up from your plumbing system and re-enter the home or building in the absence of a "trap". If you notice the next time your in a public bathroom look at the drain on the floor, there will be water in there below ground level, this is to prevent odor from coming back into the restroom. The sink in your kitchen contains a trap for the same reasons.
Keep it simple. In the kitchen pay attention to what goes down the drain, even with a disposal, egg, shrimp, and any other kind of shell shouldn't be put down the drain. Attempt to wipe clean a pan or pot before washing in a effort to remove surface grease before it enters your drain lines. As for the bathroom, stick to the three "P's". Pee, Poop, and Paper. That's it, although many manufactures of wipes claim their products to be ok to flush, we have found that in a majority of cases they are the reason for back ups. Same goes for feminine hygiene products, q-tips, paper towels, and the list goes on. Be conscious of what's going down your drains.
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