Drains are a major part of modern living, and if you end up with a clog in any drain in your house, it can seriously disrupt your day. Drain clogs in your bathroom, kitchen or laundry room will affect things like bathing, flushing the toilet, washing dishes or doing laundry. The key is to have access to a quality plumber so you can have the drain cleaned out as soon as possible.
Preventing drain clogs is the most efficient way to deal with them by far, and most of the time it’s your own fault when they occur. Sometimes, tree roots will crowd underground pipes and cause a
serious clog, but most of the time drain clogs are caused by excess toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, hair, pieces of food, soap particles, cooking grease and similar items. Eventually, these substances will break down and form a sludge inside your pipes that can cause a serious blockage. By being careful about what you allow to go down the drains, you can avoid any problems.
Clogged Drains Can Equal Health Risks
You may not associate a clogged drain with health risks, but if water is sitting there in the drain, unable to flow through the system, it’s the same as having standing water in your home. It will attract bacteria and mold growth, causing people with respiratory issues or allergies to have a difficult time breathing. If you notice a clogged drain, consider more than just the inconvenience and have it dealt with quickly.
Call Us to Get the Job Done Right
DIY drain cleaning is a common practice among homeowners, and it can be successful in some instances. However, the only way to ensure your drains are free from all blockages is to have a professional plumber come in and inspect the drain thoroughly, then proved a professional solution that matches the condition of the drain.