Do You Know What’s in Your Drain?Published: September 19, 2016
Do you know the number one reason why people need to call a plumber? A clogged drain! Drain clogs are a major hassle for homeowners and they can lead to more expensive repairs. It is always in your best interest to avoid a clogged drain whenever possible.
Check out these handy tips to avoid a clog drain nightmare!
Never put the following items down your drain. These items can clog pipes and cause sewage backups.
- Disposable Diapers
- Feminine hygiene products
- Coffee Grounds
- Hot Wax
- Paper Products (paper towels, tissues, etc.)
- Food particles
- Oil (cooking)
- Mineral build-up from hard water
-Hair is the most common cause of clogs in bathrooms; however, there are other offenders to be on the lookout for!
-Excess toothpaste and soap buildup can also lead to some serious clogs in your bathroom sinks and shower drains.
-Flushing large amounts of toilet paper at one time can cause some serious clogging issues.
-Pro Tip: Never flush anything besides toilet paper! Even “flush-able” wipes can cause clogs or damage your system.
-The most often clogged drain is the kitchen sink. Grease, fat, soap build-up, food particles, etc. are some of the most common causes of clogs.
-Overloading your garage disposal can also cause a serious clogs.
- potato peels
- corn husks
- onion skins
(These items tend to wrap around the disposal blades)
Main Drain Line Clogs
Main drain line clogs are a homeowner’s nightmare. Often caused by tree roots or build-up of debris, these clogs can cause every drain in your home to back up at once. Just imagine that mess! Avoid this hassle by taking advantage of our $69 Drain Clearing Special! This special includes a free camera inspection (a $450 value), so you can be aware of any issues before they turn into an expensive surprise!