Why Is Your Drain Getting Clogged Up?

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Clogged drains have been a problem ever since the idea of drains became a reality. Although people have become accustomed to the cycle of drains becoming clogged, unclogging them, and waiting until the next time they clog up again, there might be a better solution.

Although a gradual clogging of drains can be expected, frequent clogging of drains is usually the result of avoidable mistakes. If your drains are getting clogged, it's important to figure out the root cause of the problem.

Clogging of Bathroom and Shower Drains

Bathrooms and shower are usually clogged by a buildup of dirt and pieces of dead skin that people wash off when they clean up. However, there are factors that can increase the frequency of clogging. When hair goes down the drain, it traps scum from soap and other bits of solids, and this accelerates the buildup of material.

Cleaning the drain stopper, brushing your hair before using the shower, and using a hair strainer can all reduce the probability of clogging.

Toilets

There are few things that are less appealing to deal with than clogged toilets. Unfortunately, this is a problem you'll probably face at some point. This issue is usually caused by disposal of the wrong things down the toilet. Feminine hygiene products, diaper wipes, and many other things get flushed down the toilet with disastrous consequences.

Have a plunger ready to deal with such problems, and you can also get an inexpensive auger in case a plunger is unable to get the job done. You should also do your best to prevent people from flushing the wrong things down the toilet.

Kitchen Drains

Drains connected to kitchen sinks are probably the most likely to get clogged. These drains experience heavy usage, and a lot of the material that goes down these drains isn't supposed to. Food materials, oils, and fats are just a few of the things that go down kitchen drains and end up causing clogs.

Try as much as possible to keep the wrong material from going down your kitchen drain. These drains should also be cleaned and inspected regularly.

System-wide Clogging

If several drains in your home are clogged, it could be caused by something outside the home. Tree roots, for example, are known to enter drain pipes and this can easily lead to clogging. Such problems are best addressed by a drain cleaning contractor who knows how to handle problems of this scale.

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