Common Causes for Clogged Drains

Whether it begins slowly and develops over time or happens immediately after something gets lodged inside the pipes, a clogged drain is never fun. It can cause problems for your everyday activities such as showers and dishwashing, it smells bad, and it can also be putting your pipes at risk under the surface. For all these reasons it’s important to understand and try to prevent (whenever possible) drain clogs.

Slow Drain Clogs

Bathroom sinks, shower, and bathtub drains often become clogged over time as small particles of soap scum attach to hair, dirt, and skin and become lodged on the walls of the drain pipes. The residue eventually accumulates to the point that it prevents water from flowing smoothly through, and causes water to either slowly drain, or to stop draining entirely.

This type of drain clog is hard to avoid, but you can slow it down by putting drain covers that will filter out larger items, such as hair, and throw it away rather than allowing it to go down the drain. You can also regularly remove the joint elbow of a sink, shower, or bathtub and keep it clean.

Immediate Drain Clogs

On the other end of the spectrum is the instantaneous drain clogging experience. Usually these are the result of an item(s) becoming lodged in the pipes. Toilets can become clogged with large pieces of toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, cotton swabs, and even diaper wipes for which flushing was not intended. However, these clogs are not limited to toilets.

Regardless of how the clog occurred, the most important thing is to call a professional plumber to help you remove the item(s) from the pipes. In some cases you might be tempted to try on your own, but without adequate tools and plumbing system knowledge you will likely just end up doing more harm than good. It’s also good to remind everyone to only flush approved toilet paper that will dissolve in water.

Kitchen Clogs

In the kitchen, a clogged drain is likely the result of an item going down the sink that should have been thrown in the trash. That includes thing such as:

  • Cooking oil
  • Bacon grease
  • Eggshells
  • Potato skins
  • Large food particles

If, despite precautions to keep these items out of your sink, you find that it gets clogged, call a professional plumber to help you remove the offending item without causing harm or damage to the sink. One of the most common reasons a plumber ends up at someone’s house is to fix leaks and water damage caused by do-it-yourself projects gone wrong.

To find the right professional plumber to help remove your next drain clog, contact All Hours Plumbing, Drain Cleaning, Heating & Cooling today.

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