A clogged drain is a headache for homeowners and may start as minor issues but can quickly become major problems. A blocked pipe might cause slow water drainage, corrosion at its worst – flooding in extreme cases with sewage backup costing you plenty on repairs! Preventing them starts by recognizing how the causes of these things happen. Here are some common reasons why your sink might be clogged.
While you might be proud of your long locks, hair can cause drain blockages, as it binds with greasy substances to form clogs. To prevent this from happening in the first place ensure all your drains have guards on them so they catch any hair and clear these regularly.
When you think of cleaning, what comes to mind? Many people recognize the sound of running water and soap suds for getting grime off dishes in their kitchen sink. But did you know that traditional bar soaps are actually made with fat or grease which can cause clogs when combined with minerals found naturally occurring within our pipes at home as well as buildup during bathing time (soap scum)? To avoid these problems switch over from those greasy bars for more eco-friendly options like glycerin hand lotion!
Food waste can cause serious damage to your sink and clog it. Consider a composting pile for food that doesn’t break down, like tea leaves or coffee grounds! Other items you may want consider disposing of differently include grease/oil in order avoid future problems with pipes getting blocked by solids.
When you have hard water, mineral buildup can cause your drains to become clogged with solids. It’s important to regularly descale and remove this sediment from time-to-time because once it has been established, getting rid of the blockage will be difficult. The best solution for cleaning out these sewer obstructions on plumbing lines is installing a high quality water softener system in place – it’s an investment worth making! Another option would just mean hiring professionals who know what they’re doing.
These are just some of the many common reasons you might be experiencing a clogged drain. You should always consult a professional before trying to unclog your sink yourself to avoid further and more costly damage. PLUMBING PROBLEMS? Gene Wagner Plumbing in Milwaukee can help! Check out our plumbing services and view all of our services. If you don’t see your plumbing problem listed, call us. Give us an opportunity to earn your business!