We put all kinds of things down our drains: cooking oil, food debris, hair, and other particles, so it’s no wonder we experience clogs. If you have a clogged drain, a chemical drain cleaner may be too harsh for your pipes and can cause more damage than they’re worth. Call us and ask about our clogged drain service the next time you have a clog and we’ll deal with it safely.
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Common Causes of Blocked Drains
Most homeowners have experienced a clogged drain or two in their lifetime, and while a clogged drain can be a hassle, they’re usually easy to fix and can be avoided by watching what you put down the drain. Here are the most common causes for blocked drains.
- Food particles
- Cooking grease
- Children’s toys
- Sanitary napkins or wipes
- Tree root intrusion
Be on the Lookout for These Red Flags That You Need Clogged Drain Repair
Most people think water failing to drain is the sign you have a clog, and it is, but there are other signs too that say it’s time to call for professional drain cleaning services, including:
- Foul odors coming out of your drain
- Water leaks and burst pipes
- Slow drains
- Toilet won’t flush
Did your water bill suddenly jump up with or rhyme or reason why? It may be an undetected water leak. Check out our water leak services and call us for an appointment.
How to Avoid Blocked Drains
Clogged drains are annoying, but can be avoided if you follow some these simple tips:
- Use screens to prevent large pieces of debris from getting in your drains
- Pour hot water down the drain to clear out oils and fats
- Don’t put cooking grease down the drain
If you still have trouble with your drains, call us for help.