How Do You Prevent Clogged Pipes?

I got to thinking about this the other day, this friend of mine asked me to help him unclog the drain coming out of his kitchen sink. It was something that I could not really help him with. I had a snake (they call it an auger some places) and I helped him take the p trap out so that we could clean out the pipes. However I could not get to the clog, it was too far down in the pipes. I have heard of things called sani sticks that are supposed to prevent this sort of thing, but I guess that the real thing is to never really put things down the drain. Continue reading