Clogged drains and backed up/blocked pipes can easily escalate into major problems. A clogged drain can cause slow drainage, corrosion, flooding and potentially sewage backup. Here are some of the most common plumbing clogs and how to prevent them.
Hair is the number one cause of clogs in showers, bathtubs and bathroom sinks. To reduce or even eliminate this issue, install drain filters/strainers to catch hair but allow water to run through.
As you may know, when hot grease cools, it turns to a solid wax-like substance. Avoid ever pouring any grease, oil or meat broth down your drains.
Even small particles can build up over time and become a major issue. Make sure you have a strainer in your kitchen sink to reduce the amount of food waste that can get caught in the drain.
Toilet paper, feminine products, and cotton swabs are a major issue with toilet clogs. Toilet paper is designed to break down, but if too much is used it’s not able to do so and can result in a clogged drain.
Only toilet paper and human waste should be flushed down a toilet. No matter what they advertise, wipes are not meant to be flushed and can easily cause a backup or clog.