Anyone who has had to put up with the trouble of a drain clog—big or small—knows just how upsetting such an issue can be. Even if only one drain in your home is affected, it can become a mess as dirty water fills up the sink and cannot drain. And some clogs affect multiple drains in the home, with blockage located so deep within the pipes that you have to call in a professional to take care of the problem.
Thankfully, there are many ways you can prevent clogs so that you have to put up with this issue a lot less frequently. Here are some common reasons for drain clogs, and what you can do to prevent them!
- Fats, Oils, and Grease: These seemingly harmless substances that we use for cooking and preparing food can cause a lot of trouble for your drains. They solidify as they cool down in the pipes, and they stick to the insides of the pipes and collect debris. Whenever possible, pour large amounts of these substances into a separate trash container instead.
- Hair: This is one of the most common reasons for smaller drain clogs, but it’s easy to stop hair from moving through the drains in large quantities. Simply purchase an inexpensive drain cover from the local hardware store and use this over bathroom sink and shower drains.
- Improper Garbage Disposal Use: Your garbage disposal may be unable to take on large amounts of food at once, so break up larger portions of food before using the garbage disposal. Remember that it was not designed to break up non-foods, like plastic wrappers, or hard foods, like popcorn kernels, which could clog the drains.
- Lack of Maintenance: Scheduling drain cleaning service annually can prevent drain clogs from occurring at an inconvenient time. If your plumber uses hydro jetting with drain cleaning service, any stuck-on residue inside of the pipes clears away, reducing the amount of drain clogs you have to deal with through the year.
Ace Pelizon Plumbing offers professional drain cleaning services in Covina, CA and the surrounding areas. Call today for our award-winning customer service.