Why Do Your Drains Get Clogged?

Having a clogged drain can be frustrating and can cause delays and interruptions in your daily routine. At times, you might be wondering how your drain gets so clogged all the time and how to prevent it. The contractors at Economy Drain Cleaning and Plumbing have seen all different types of issues that lead to clogged drains, and we want to share them with our clients so that they can take preventive measures if possible.

Heavy Materials Getting Flushed

If you’ve ever stayed in a hotel or if you live in an apartment complex, you’ve most likely heard a rule about not flushing anything down the toilets. This includes too much toilet paper, sanitary products, and other foreign objects. The reasoning behind it is that it almost always clogs the drains in your plumbing system, and the issue could advance well beyond merely needing a plunger. Along with these items, make especially sure that you do not flush baby wipes down your toilets as well – we’ve seen them cause some of the biggest problems we’ve had to fix!

Soap and Hair From Your Shower

You will find hair on the surface level of your shower drain every now and then, and you (hopefully) clean it out when you see it. In some cases, the hair can escape down the pipe, and when more soap and dirt come after it, complications can arise. The grease from the soap and dirt can cause the hair to stick together and clump up, resulting in a clog in your shower drain that can become a nuisance if not addressed in time.

Food Remnants in the Sink

Cleaning out your sink on a regular basis is essential for preventing drain clogs. Any food remnants can end up clogging drains, especially thicker foods. If greasy food winds up cooling while it’s in your drain, it can end up sticking to the walls of the pipes and lead to issues with regular water flow. The following video explains which foods cause the biggest problems for drains.

In some cases, a clogged drain might be unavoidable. In those cases, it’s best to call the experts at Economy Drain Cleaning and Plumbing to take care of the job. We have been serving the Greater Philadelphia Area for years, and having seen it all, we can handle any situation that is thrown at us. For an estimate on your drain cleaning services, contact us today!

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