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Why Does A Drain Clog?

 

Winchester PlumberHow Can I Keep This From Happening?

The longer a clogged drain is used, and the more people that use it, the more likely it is to become clogged. Drains can clog for many reasons, and certain drains are more likely to clog than others. A kitchen drain may clog because oil is poured down the drain and allow to harden and begins to block the passage.

Other times food particles will get stuck to each other and begin to clog the drain as well. Any foods that are passed through a garbage disposal; if it’s not broken up properly, or water is not running while it passes through, it made then clog the drain.

Bathroom drains can clog, mostly due to hair or other particles, and sometimes even rocks; maybe at the bottom of kids’ feet or off of clothing, may find their way into the drains, and also help to clog the drain.

Sometimes soap residue will also help to clog up a bathroom drain, but the majority of the time it’s hair. Because people tend to wash their hair, and people shed up to 100 hairs a day, washing the hair is more likely to loosen these hairs, and send them down the drain. These hairs can gather up over time, causing a clog.

Other Problems

A washer being attached to drains can also become problematic; if the drains are already backed up, or if the washer is not draining properly. Since there are many different things that can cause a clog, there are ways that you may try to prevent the clogs, so you can save money and time in the future. A clog can be very devastating to your drainage, especially if it becomes so backed up, you can’t possibly run the water because it gets clogged and stays clogged. Your first job is to unclog the drain immediately.

Drain CleaningYou can try a few home remedies such as snaking the drain, drain cleaner, or a plunger, but if they do not work call a professional plumber to get the job done. A professional will have the right tools in order to unclog your drains completely; they will also give you advice on how to keep the clogs from happening in the future.

Their advice may be to run hot water while pouring oil down the drain, and try to avoid food particles getting into the drains. Also, try to avoid getting loose hairs into the drains, and avoid big pieces of soap getting clogged into the drain as well.

Is your Drain clogged in your Winchester home? Pick up the phone and Call Powell’s Plumbing at 540-665-8196 now, and get the quality plumbing services you deserve.