A clogged drain starts as a minor problem, but when left unresolved can escalate into a major plumbing issue in your home. Bacteria buildup, unpleasant odors, and sewer backups are some of these problems. Fortunately, by knowing the most common reasons for clogged drains, you can greatly reduce the risks of a blockage from forming in your drains.
At Speedy Rooter Plumbing, we offer reliable drain cleaning in Staunton, VA. With regular cleaning, we can help prevent clogged drains caused by:
The dirt that comes off when you wash your clothes builds up, causing clogs in your drain. Make a habit of rinsing extremely dirty clothes outside to get rid of most of the dirt before washing them indoors. If you notice that the sink you use for washing is draining slowly, call a drain cleaning company right away.
Soap is made of grease or fat that, when combined with minerals found in water, can create soap scum that sticks to your plumbing fixtures. This can also clog your bathroom drains, and requires prompt drain cleaning services.
Food waste contains big particles that shouldn’t go down the drain. Some food particles such as coffee grounds, egg shells, and fruit and vegetable peels do not break down, while others such as grease and oil can solidify in your pipes and cause blockages. To avoid a clogged kitchen sink, be sure to keep leftover food waste away from your sink and dispose of them properly. Grease and oil should be kept in a separate container until cooled, and then discarded in the trash.
One of the main causes of drain blockages is hair which easily binds with grease and other substances forming clogs. To prevent bathroom clogs caused by hair buildup, consider investing in a drain catcher to keep hair away from your drains. Regular drain snaking is also effective in dealing with hair blockages.