The drains in your house are designed to empty wastewater from your property and dispose of it. Clogs inside the system prohibit the water from making its way to where it needs to go. Severe enough drains will cause the wastewater to back up into the drains each time you try to empty it. Other clogs may allow water through but much slower than normal.
Clogs are not only frustrating but they can also damage the system if you don't fix it. By learning how to take proper care of the drains, you will be less likely to have clogs. Follow this guide for tips to keeping your plumbing system running smoothly.
Be Smart When Flushing
One of the main reasons that a toilet drain gets clogged is because people flush things down it that the drain and septic system cannot handle. Always make sure you are only flushing items that have the words "safe for septic systems" written somewhere on them. Some items that should never go down the toilet drain are:
Grease and paint are may be liquid when you are dumping them, but they will thicken and harden inside the drain pipes. All of the other items are too thick and will not properly break down inside the drain like toilet paper is designed to do. It will clump together and stop wastewater from draining. Luckily, most toilet clogs can be solved by plunging it with a plunger, but sometimes if the clog is deep enough, professional help should be used.
Keep Bathroom Drains Clean
Bathroom drains like sinks and bathtubs can easily become clogged just from simple daily hygiene routines. Every time you shower, you naturally shed hair. That hair goes into the drain. After a while, you may have a clump of hair inside the system, which will cause a clog. You can install a hair stopped over the drain to keep hair from building up in the system. When the water is slow to empty from the sink or bathtub, it means you have a clog somewhere in the line. You can try plunging the drain just like you would a toilet and see if that works.
Clogged drains that are too deep to dislodge will have to be repaired using a professional. Plumbers have special tools that can reach deep inside the system and reach hard to get to clogs. Call around to find the best rates in your area.
For more information, contact a local drain cleaning service.Share
14 November 2019
Hi everyone, my name is Linda Strickerts. I am going to talk about plumbing pipes problems, repairs and upgrades on this site. Although the pipes hide beneath the floors and behind the walls, they are an integral part of the home. Without plumbing pipes, we would still be heading out to the outhouse to do our business. Washing clothes, dishes and ourselves would also not be possible without carrying buckets of water in and out of the home. I hope to explore the different ways plumbing pipes changed our lives for the better. I will talk about keeping the pipes in great shape as well. Thanks.