One of the most common calls we get at Drains N Pipes is for slow or clogged drains. While this type of problem is almost inevitable, as a home or business owner you can still try to prevent the problem from forming.
Preventative care and maintenance can help stave off the problem for as long as possible. This means making sure nothing goes down the drain that shouldn't, like grease or food scraps. Another way you can maintain a healthy drain is to avoid using store-bought chemical cleaning agents, as these never fix the problem and can damage the plumbing system by actually eating through your pipes over time. So call in our team of professionals and let us handle the job for you the right way.
Clogged Drain Experts
In order to help prevent clogged drains, it helps to know what some of the most common causes are:
- Hair – One reason hair is such a big culprit is that it is tricky to avoid since hair is constantly ending up in the drain, especially if you also wash your pets in the tub. The other issue is that hair entangles itself and collects more gunk, reducing the chance of the problem resolving itself.
- Thick Liquids – Anything of a thick consistency, such as oil, may seem like it pours down the drain fine, but it can still cause problems. Grease for instance, is a major problem because it solidifies and causes complete blockages.
- Food – Food can make its way into your drain and it even causes problems in sinks with "all powerful" garbage disposals. Avoid overusing your disposal and make sure to only put food items in there that are appropriate.
- Paper – Believe it or not, too much bath tissue can still get stuck and cause a clog. This is especially true if someone is also flushing items down the drain that do not belong such as feminine products.
Local Clogged Drain Professionals
Drains N Pipes has a professional history that spans over four decades in the plumbing business. As a family owned and operated business we care a great deal about taking care of the needs of our clients. We also offer upfront pricing so that there are so surprises for you when we get done.