A clogged drain is a major inconvenience, whether it’s in the bathroom, the kitchen or elsewhere. Pipes and plumbing often fill up with soap scum, dirt, hair and/or food waste, and a serious blockage can end up to be quite expensive to repair. That’s why it’s important to maintain your drains before a blockage occurs. Try not to wash large particles down the drain in the kitchen and give your pipes some regular attention for a blockage-free life. Rinsing periodically with boiling water is an easy tip that helps move along most debris. For best results follow up with ¼ to ½ a bottle of drain cleaner to dissolve any larger blockages. Preventing a fully clogged drain is always better than fixing one!