Top Causes of Clogged Drains

A clogged drain can put a damper on your evening. As the water level rises in your sink or tub, you could be concerned with how it got that way. Any common items that can fit down the drain could also cause a clog. Items will team up and form a blockage. The most common items vary by location.

In the sink, the drain can become clogged by fat and grease. In the same way that fat and grease attach to the walls of your arteries, it also attaches to the side of your home’s pipes. The grease buildup traps other particles with it until water can’t get through anymore. Food particles, especially starchy foods, can also block pipes, and if you use a garbage disposal improperly, you could find yourself with a problem.

The bathroom sink and tub are likely to get clogged with hair and soap. Cosmetics can also be a problem. Your eyebrow pencil shavings, shouldn’t be washed down the drain. The toilet has special issues all its own. The only thing that belongs in a toilet is human waste and toilet paper. Diapers, wet wipes, and your toddler’s toys are all likely causes of a clogged drain.

Your drains could also get clogged from the outside. Trees seeking water might send their roots to your pipes. The roots break through and clog the pipes. In autumn, you might find that the fallen leaves have clogged the pipes, too. While all of these are common problems, it’s important that they get taken care of quickly and correctly.

At the Plumb Doctor™, we understand what can happen if your drain gets clogged. Backed up water is only one problem. If the water is allowed to accumulate, it can affect the value of your home and the health of your family. Our team is ready to help you clean out your drains and make sure they run the way they are supposed to. Our plumbers are friendly and they do the job as quickly as possible. Contact us to schedule an appointment today. We even provide emergency plumbing services! Call us now to get your plumbing back in working order.