Your home has a complex network of drains and sewer lines that are designed to move water and waste away from your home and into the municipal sewer. When your drains get repeatedly clogged, it can result in foul odors that will only get worse, unless you remove the clog. In this blog, we explain what you need to know about frequently clogged drains.
Common Drain Problems
Bathroom Drain Clogs
Bathroom drain clogs typically occur when dirt, skin flakes, and hair bind with soap scum inside the drain pipes. With time, these thing accumulate and block the flow of water.
The last thing you want to hear your child say is, “The water won’t go down the toilet!” Clearing a clogged toilets is dirty work that is wet, slimy, and smelly. Most clogs in toilets occur when someone flushes the following items:
- Cotton-Tipped Swabs
- Dental Floss
- Baby Wipes
The best way to prevent frequent clogs from occurring in your toilet drains is to only flush water and toilet paper.
Kitchen Sink Clogs
Pouring cooking grease, oil, and cake batter down your kitchen sink can result in a clogged drain. Instead of pouring grease and oil down the drain, let it harden and then scrape it into the trash can. If you pour a small amount of oil down your kitchen sink, make sure you thoroughly dilute it with water and dish detergent. Drain pipe venting and slope effect can impact how well your kitchen drains work. If you have frequent clogs in your kitchen sink, you should call our plumbing technicians to schedule an inspection.
Talk to a Chicagoland Plumber Today
Although some clogged drains can be temporarily fixed with chemical drain cleaners and plungers, others need a long-term solution like professional drain cleaning. Our highly trained plumbing technicians are here to serve you and assist with all of your plumbing needs. Whether your drains need to be repaired or replaced, we have the skills to get the job done right the first time around. Let us get to work for your today.
Call (630) 280-3221 to request drain service from our plumbers in Wheaton.