Friday, May 9, 2014

Common Causes of Drain Clogs

Of all the plumbing problems your home could face, a clogged drain seems to be one of the most common. Whereas leaking toilets or burst pipes may be caused by some long-developing event that you might not have known about, clogs can be caused by something as simple as negligence, specifically, not being able to properly dispose of things like:

Grease and Fat

For the most part, you see grease, fat and oils as liquids, so naturally they go to the sink, right? Actually, the thing about these substances is that they have a tendency to harden into a consistency that’s almost solid when cooled, hence it could actually block your drainpipes.


What’s a little bit of hair down the drain? Well, just think about asking this very question every day of the year, multiplied by the number of people living in your home with you, and try to imagine the amount of hair that could have collected under your drain after a single year. Thankfully, there are products that can help you keep the hair away from entering the drain in the first place.

Leaves and Debris

Leaves, grass, bits of bark, twigs, and other debris from your backyard could end up in your rainwater pipes. This could also collect in large numbers and eventually block all the water from passing through.

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