It’s nothing to be ashamed of- most people typically are not able to spot signs of clogging happening even if it’s right under our noses. It’s a common factor that most of us share but it really wouldn’t hurt to understand clogged drains happen so we can make our lives a little less messy and stress-free in the future. In this article, we will be talking about clogged drains, how it happened, possible back up and how we can avoid them from clogging in the first place.
UNDERSTANDING HOW A DRAIN WORKS
A drain system is a connection of lines that run throughout your home or building which is directly connected to your sewer system. This drain can be found in your sinks, toilets, washing machines or typically under or near any source of water in your home.
From the sink, there is a trap which catches the water and a pipeline that is connected to the drain line and further down, the sewer system. It’s a pretty simple process with complicated areas wherein a clog might possibly occur.
UNDERSTANDING HOW DRAINS GET CLOGGED
Clogging of drains is most usually caused by home owners and home practices. More often, it is caused by accumulation in pipes and drains whether it be from food in the kitchen sink, hair, and soap buildup in your bathroom, tissue in the toilet or whatever activities you are doing that could possibly block or clog a drain system.
WHAT YOU SHOULD LOOK OUT FOR AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT
- Slow Drainage – Whether in your sink or bathtubs, a slow drain is the initial sign of a problem. This can occur when the diameter of your pipes become constricted.Try widening your pipes by pouring hot water in the sinks.
- An unwanted smell & backing up of toilets – Foul smells are another bad sign. This can be caused by food stuck in the pipes or anything that could possibly constrict the pipes.
Avoid draining food, tissue paper or another object other than liquids in the sink.
- Gurgling drains – Gurgling is a sign of air being trapped in the pipes. Lots of things can cause this such as blockage and a damaged line, to name a few. At this point, you might want some professional help so make sure to have a local plumber on hand.
How are your drains so far? If you have a clogged drain call and make an appointment today for further assistance.