A little bit of hair here. A little bit of dirt there. Some scrap food pieces. Just think about everything that goes down your drains on a daily basis. It’s no wonder they have trouble draining from time to time.
If you encounter a slow drain or a backed up drain a few times of year you probably don’t have to worry. But if this is a constant problem in your bathroom and kitchen sinks it could indicate that you have some serious plumbing problems. So, what’s causing your drains to clog? Find out below:
Each time you shower dirt, grime and some strands of hair are washed down the drain. Mix all of that with soap scum on the walls of drain pipes and this is the perfect recipe for a clog. If you’re constantly finding hair building up in and around the drain, consider investing a drain strainer.
When it comes to your toilet, they can handle just about anything right? Wrong. Toilets are only meant to deal with toilet paper and anything else tossed in could clog the drain. Common toilet cloggers include feminine hygiene products, cotton swabs, dental floss and “flushable” wipes. Toss these items in the trash instead and you may never have to plunge the toilet again.
Grease. It’s plain and simple - don’t pour grease down the drain. Even if you’re running hot water down with it, when the grease cools it will stick to the sides of your pipes restricting the flow of water over time. Let it cool and wipe it into the trash instead.
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