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How To Avoid Getting Drywall Joint Compound In Your Drain

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Drywall joint compound (mud) has another purpose besides finishing your drywall joints - this mud will do a wonderful job of plugging your drain if you are not careful! In sufficient amounts it will settle into your trap and restrict it causing a complete blockage shortly thereafter. Here is what you can do to avoid problems.

  • Scrape all unused mud from your pans and tools into a waste container. Never reuse it. Then, use some wet paper towels to wipe tools and pan off.
  • Use a scrub brush and plenty of dishsoap to scrub the tools and pan off.  Rinse with plenty of water.  The soap and water will help the mud break up and wash through your trap instead of settling there.
  • Remember to dry your steel tools with dry towels thoroughly - if you let them air dry while still wet, they will rust.

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