Prevent Clogged Drains

Four sizes of stainless steal bathroom mesh strainers stacked on top of each other.

Preventing clogged drains is easy, and many of the items required to do so are available for free in the U-Fix-It (notated with a *).

Kitchen Sinks

  • Use Basket Strainers* in the non-garbage disposal side at all times.
  • Pick up a Garbage Disposal Plug*


  • If it isn’t toilet paper, don’t flush it!
  • Ensure you have at least 1 sink plunger and 1 toilet plunger.
  • Know where the water shut-off valve is located! And how to use it (turn right to shut off water).
    • Note: If your shut off doesn’t have a handle, pick up a Water Shut Off Key* at the U-Fix-It!

Shower/Tub drains

  • Pick up a Hair Snare (Drain Guard)* from the U-Fix-It
  • Pick up a Zip-It* from the U-Fix-It.

Bathroom Sinks

  • If your Sink Stopper* is broken, bring it in for a 1 for 1 replacement at the U-Fix-It.

Laundry Room Sinks

  • Pick up a Hair Snare (Drain Guard)* from the U-Fix-It
If the above steps do not resolve the issue, schedule an appointment with a maintenance technician.