clogged drain is a very common plumbing problem that can typically be repaired very
quickly by a plumber. You can reduce your risk of clogged drains, and
your need for frequent plumbing repairs like drain repair, sewer repair,
drain cleaning, and re-piping, if you know what causes clogged drains
in the first place. Here is a look at the most common causes of clogged
drains in homes.
Sewer Line Clog
A sewer line clog occurs when there is a buildup of gunk, sediment, or
foreign objects in your main sewer line. This buildup prevents efficient
flow of water and waste down the sewer line. Signs of a sewer line clog
include multiple clogged drains at one time, a foul sewer smell, and strange
noises coming from your plumbing. An emergency plumber can perform sewer repair.
Improper Use of the Garbage Disposal
If you don’t operate your garbage disposal correctly, your kitchen
sink will clog. Never use your garbage disposal for animal bones or fat,
grease, cornhusks, potato peels, or any other fibrous, tough food, non-food,
or non-biodegradable items. You may damage the garbage disposal’s
blades, and clog up your sink’s drain. If your garbage disposal
is running slowly or your sink is draining slowly, call a plumber for
garbage disposal repairs.
Flushing or Rinsing Foreign Objects Down the Drain
The most common cause of a clogged drain in residential plumbing systems
is foreign objects trapped in the plumbing. You should only flush toilet
paper down your toilet. Avoid flushing paper towels, sanitary items, or
baby wipes. Do not rinse hair, paint, grease, fat, or oils down the drain.
If you have a clogged drain, call a plumber as soon as possible to prevent
further plumbing problems.
If you’re in need of
emergency plumbing services near Hayward or Fremont, come see us at Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating. Our experienced emergency
plumbers can quickly provide plumbing repairs for clogged drains, broken
garbage disposals, and water leaks. To schedule residential plumbing services,
call us today at (510) 843-6904.