Having clogged drains in your home is a real nuisance.
They can also cause serious issues with your plumbing.
It’s important to know what can cause a clogged drain so you can avoid it at all costs.
The shedding of hair while bathing and grooming is one of the most common causes of clogged shower and sink drains. Whether it’s human hair or pet hair, over time, hair in your drain can become a huge problem.
One of the most common reasons that kitchen sink drains get clogged is because food particles build up.
This is especially troublesome if there is any oil or grease mixed in with the food, as this can cause a sticky, stubborn substance to build up.
While soap may clean your body, it can cause issues in your bathtub drain. Soap can be especially troublesome in homes that have hard water. Soap clogs in the bathtub drain are usually caused by bar soap. Switching to liquid soaps is a good idea to prevent clogs.
A clogged toilet is never fun.
Nothing but human waste and toilet paper should ever be flushed down a toilet. Unfortunately, some hygiene products market themselves as “flushable” when they actually aren’t.
Some homes with older plumbing even have issues with toilet paper sometimes.
It’s easy to spot a clogged drain: water drains slowly or not at all. If you’ve noticed your drains slowing down, it might time to examine them for clogs.
The first thing you need to do when handling a clogged drain is to try and flush it out with some hot water.
Soap scum and grease clogs can often be treated with boiling water. Drain cleaner is an another easy way to get rid of clogs, but may not be the best option for every clog, especially if you have old or fragile plumbing.
You should always use strainers in both your kitchen sink drains as well as the shower drain.
Your shower drain can be protected from hair clogs with a strainer, while a strainer in your kitchen sink can catch food particles before they reach your pipes.
Regularly running hot water and mixing in baking soda can also help break up any buildup.
Sometimes, you have a drain clog that won’t respond to any home methods.
That’s when it’s time to call a professional who can fix the problem quickly and efficiently.
Synergy Service of Nashville is your go-to source for all of your plumbing issues in Nashville. If you have a stubborn clog, we can fix it.