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How to Clean Clogged Drain Pipes

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Easily And Effectively Prevent Clogged Drain Pipes

A clog drain is a major headache for a homeowner, but this unfortunate issue can often be prevented. As a home and its plumbing fixtures, appliances and pipes age, clogs are more common, but minor repairs can make a big difference in the functionality of the home’s drains.

In some cases, you can do these repairs yourself. In others, it’s necessary to have a plumbing expert handle the work for you. Often, a do-it-yourselfer can spend hours trying to clear a clog that a professional could have simply and easily cleared in minutes.

Prevention Is The Best Medicine

While chemical drain cleaners are inexpensive and easy to use, the real first step in clearing clogged drain pipes is to keep the problem from happening in the first place. Perhaps the most common cause of clogged drains is a liquid substance poured down it that hardens. This could be grease, lubricants, used paint, hot wax or other substances. These build up on the edges of pipes and cause debris to stick. To prevent this problem, don’t put these kinds of substances down the drain and put them in the trash instead.

A simple thing you can do to maintain clean drains is to make sure you put a trash can near all drains and a drain strainer in all drains.

If a drain is slow, pouring bowling water down it can break up some kinds of particles, then a follow up with a large quantity of cold water can wash down the rest of the debris and send it on to your septic or sewer system.

Look For Structural Plumbing Defects

Like any other kind of system, plumbing systems can fail from structural defects. This could be natural ground movement that shifts pipes, dropping of ground level, the growth of tree roots into pipes and more. To properly diagnose a structural problem and find a solution, you really need to get a professional plumber involved.

When you’re aware of your home’s vital systems and take the right actions to prevent problems and keep them in shape, you can prevent minor inconveniences as well as catastrophic failures. When something goes wrong with your plumbing system that you can’t fix yourself, be aware that plumbing experts like this company are available to help you.

If you have a clogged drain or any other kind of plumbing issue, we’re here for you.

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