What is the number one reason people call a plumber? If you guessed a clogged drain, congratulations, you are correct! Whether it is in your bathroom, kitchen or drain pipes, a clogged drain can ruin anyone’s day. Check out these items that you should never put down your drain!
Common Drain Cloggers that Require a Plumber
You will want to avoid flushing the following items or pouring them down your drains unless sewage backup is something you enjoy.
- Disposable diapers
- Feminine hygiene products
- “Flushable” wipes
- Coffee Grounds
- Paper products (besides toilet paper)
- Food particles
- Oil (cooking)
You will also want to avoid pouring hazardous waste and chemicals down your drains. These include gasoline, motor oil, antifreeze, pesticides, fertilizers, paint, etc.
Common Clogs By Room
The most common clog found in bathrooms are caused by hair buildup. Try to remove clumps of hair from drains whenever you notice them. A buildup of soap and toothpaste can also cause clogs in bathrooms. The regular use of a safe enzyme-based drain cleaner product such as BioClean can help prevent slow drains and stoppages, call Kitchen Clogs:
Clogged drains occur in the kitchen more than any other room in your home. These clogs can be caused by a number of different factors, but most often happen because people pour the wrong items down the drain. Liquid fats are one of the main culprits and should never be poured down your drains. Additionally, avoid putting things like egg shells, coffee grounds, bones, pasta, celery or other stringy foods in your garbage disposal.
If you should encounter a serious clog, simply call and one of our expert plumbers will come to the rescue!