Clogged drains are a common part of everyday life, and although most instances are caused by the people using the drains, it can still be a messy, unsettling situation when it happens to you. Luckily, professional plumbers have mastered the art of keeping drains clean, and use a variety of tools to get the job done.
Common Items that Cause Drain Clogs
Clogged drains are often caused by the everyday household items every family uses. These include toilet paper, paper towels, feminine hygiene products and food. Many of the drain clogs in kitchen sinks are caused when you allow food particles to go down the drain instead of in the garbage or compost. In the shower or tub, hair and soap are the main causes of drain clogs. As far as unconventional drain clogs go, tree roots can grow into underground pipes and disrupt the water flow out of your home.
Prevention Starts at Home
The fact that household members cause most drain clogs means that they also have the opportunity to prevent them. Since everyone has their own time in the bathroom, it takes an effort on everyone’s part to prevent clogged toilets. Smaller children should be instructed on the proper way to flush the toilet and to avoid flushing items like toys or clothing. For kitchen and bathroom drains, placing a small, fine mesh strainer in the drain to catch hair, soap and food particles will help keep serious drain clogs away.
Professional Drain Cleaning 101
Aside from preventing the issue yourself and doing some plunging for smaller clogs, professional drain cleaning is usually the best solution. Professional plumbers have heavy-duty drain snakes that are flexible and will root through your plumbing system to break through moderate to serious drain clogs.
If you have clogged drains in your home or business and need some professional assistance, pick up the phone and call G Plumbing Inc,in the Port Saint Lucie area. We will provide you with the drain cleaning solution you need.