Clogged drains are frustrating for home owners the world over. While major drains can clog and lead to your sink being overfilled and damaging your kitchen, slow draining sinks are also annoying and irritating to have over a long period of time and should be fixed with professional Drain Cleaning services.
What are the typical causes of clogged drains.
One of the most common causes of a clogged drains is simply food or other waste matter that gets stuck in the drain and prevents the functioning of the drains in a normal matter. There are sometimes obvious causes that lead to clogged drains such as a large piece of food that gets stuck in the drain or a liquid that congeals.
Another thing that can lead to a clogged drain is an outside impediment. An example of this could be a tree root that grows next to a pipe and exerts pressure on the pipe causing it to bend inward. This can lead to a blocked pipe that is not clear and free of debris and can be easily clogged as a result. Other plant matter such as tree roots can become lodged in a drain and can prevent the pipe from operating effectively.
Finally, sometimes plumbing systems are poorly designed by bad plumbers or do it yourselfers who create sharp 90 degree angles that lead to pipes that become very easily blocked with debris. If you are having a new plumbing system built in your home it is essential to always use a licensed plumber who can design your plumbing system in an effective way to reduce the risk for clogs.
How can I keep drains from being clogged?
First, make sure no large pieces of food go down your drain and use a drain catcher to prevent this from happening. Never poor oil or other liquids that can congeal down your drain. In addition, avoid using chemicals that you put down your drain to clear clogs as they can damage the integrity of the pipes and lead them to be more easily clogged.
Finally, have your system inspected by a plumber on an annual basis to make sure that it is working effectively. Many plumbers use high tech augers which can go deep into your plumbing system to make sure that it is effectively designed and operating in a sound manner. If a problem does come up avoid trying to fix it yourself and contact a high quality plumber with the skills and know how to solve your problem.
Are you looking for Drain Cleaning services in the Boise area? Look no further than Wickstrom Plumbing Heating & Cooling, call us today at (208) 466-9447.