If you’ve ever experienced a clogged drain, you know it is not a pleasant experience. It is an inconvenient, messy, and potentially expensive problem. Luckily, if you know the most common causes of clogged drains, you will be able to take steps to prevent the problem altogether. Below are some of the most common causes of clogged drains and what you can do to keep your drains clog-free after having called for Drain Cleaning services.
Various foreign objects can easily get stuck in drains and create blockage. Some of the most common foreign objects we see causing these problems are hair and food. In the kitchen, various small food particles can accumulate over time and eventually create a clog. Grease and oil can also cause problems, as these substances will harden within the system and buildup over time can create a clog. In the bathroom, hair is the most likely culprit of a clog, but a buildup of soap can also cause problems. The best way to prevent clogs from foreign objects is to use some kind of trap to catch foreign objects before they can enter the drain. Mesh metal drain traps are available in numerous sizes to fit the drains in your sinks and showers. These traps will catch foreign objects like food particles and hair. They can be easily removed so you can transfer the captured materials to the garbage.
To prevent catastrophic drain problems, it doesn’t hurt to periodically hire a professional plumber to do some routine maintenance. Plumbers can snake your drains to remove any buildup of hair or other foreign material. You should also have the larger system dealt with every few years. If you have a septic tank, you need to have it pumped every few years. If your system is connected to municipal sewers, you should have the main sewage system snaked every few years. This kind of regular preventative maintenance will catch any problems before they really become problems and will save you time and money in the long run.
When you take a few simple steps, you can keep clogged drains out of your life. You can avoid the inconvenience, the mess, the hassle, and the expense.
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