We can take our sink, bathtub, and toilet drains for granted. When any one of them clogs, this can be frustrating, especially if they can’t be unclogged with relative ease. Anything can cause a clog, but there are four things in particular to look out for when washing them down the drain.
By far the most common reason for clogs is that hair can become tied up and knotted, and it can catch onto soap, grease, and other items. While commonly seen in bathtub drains, these clogs can happen in any setting. Usually, plunging the drain resolves the problem and pouring a chemical solution down the drain. However, you’ll want to contact a plumber to resolve the issue for intense clogs.
Many homeowners think washing dirt down the drain won’t cause any problems, but there are cases where this isn’t true. Depending on how much dirt you wash away, it can all bind together and cause a clog. If you’re covered in mud or dirt, try wiping it off as much as possible before heading for the shower.
Garbage disposals dispose of smaller bits of food, not an entire uneaten meal. For foods that don’t break down or are too large to dispose of in the sink, toss it out in the trash. If you do end up having a clogged sink drain, use a plumber’s snake to release the clog, or have a plumber investigate the issue.
4. Feminine Hygiene Products
As tempting as it is to flush feminine hygiene products down the toilet, they can expand in water and cause a clog. Dispose of these in the trash can only, though if you do forget and clog a drain, have a plumber come in to release it.
We Can Help With Any Clog
Clogged drains can be annoying to live with, and you’ll likely want a fast solution to the problem. Rivers Plumbing, Heating & Air uses high-quality tools and strategies to unclog drains and keep your plumbing systems operational. Contact us today if you need assistance.