Don’t Put Strain on your Drain: Avoid These Common Causes of Clogs

bathroom sinkSince about 3,000 B.C. people have enjoyed some form of plumbing. While indoor plumbing has brought an enormous level of convenience to our lives, it can also be a pain. When water begins to drain slowly, homeowners are often faced with panic — Is there something stuck in there? Am I going to have to touch something gross? Fortunately, our local plumbers have the experience and skills to help get your kitchen or bathroom sink back to excellent draining conditions. However, there are a few things you can do to avoid these pesky drain issues. This article is going to discuss a few common causes of clogged drains and how to avoid them.

Hair: A build-up of hair is one of the most common causes of clogged drains. Whether it’s in the shower or the bathroom sink, hair can cause serious drainage issues. Generally, this drain cleaning is pretty easy to get done. However, if left for too long, it can cause more serious issues. Because of this, it’s important to get this taken care of sooner rather than later.

Grease: When cooking, there’s often leftover grease and fat that needs to be disposed of. Unfortunately, many homeowners think it’s okay to pour these substances down the kitchen sink drain. This can become a serious problem because greasy substances will harden and stick to the walls of the pipes and build up over time. As these substances continue to build up, drainage issues will arise.

Food: Again, many people think it’s okay to simply wash leftover bits and pieces of food down the drain. While this may seem like an easy solution to getting rid of food waste, especially when you have a garbage disposal, many foods don’t properly break down. When this happens, the food pieces will end up getting stuck in the pipes on the way down.

Hopefully, this article provided some useful information that will help you avoid needing emergency plumbing services. It’s important to remember that while it may seem easy to do basic drain cleaning yourself, it’s always best to leave it to the professionals. With the necessary knowledge and tools, professional plumbers can quickly clean your drains and have them back to normal in no time.

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