A Guide to Preventing Clogged Drains

Clogged Drain

Showering, washing dishes, and shaving in the sink are all made easier and more sanitary when wastewater goes down the drain as quickly as it flows through the faucet. Unfortunately, some drains clog quite easily. The vast majority of clogged drains, however, could have been prevented with proper drain-handling protocol. To prevent future clogged drains and promote good overall plumbing health in your Sacramento home , follow the tips outlined below.

Monitor What Goes Down

Oil, grease, heavy paper products, hair, and harsh chemical cleaning agents all have the potential to clog drains. Do your best to avoid flushing any of these objects down the toilet or letting them down your sink or shower drains. A mixture of mindfulness and drain guards should be able to help you prevent most clogged drains.

Keep an Eye Out for Corrosion

Another common cause of clogged drains is corrosion. While corrosion is often instigated by harsh chemical cleaners, it can also be caused by mineral buildup, water with an imbalanced pH, and high temperatures and water flow. Corrosion is not always something you can control, but it is something you can detect by keeping an eye out for certain warning signs. Left unchecked, corrosion can cause pipes to burst.

Watch for Early Warning Signs

Recognizing the early warning signs of a clogged drain gives a homeowner the opportunity to resolve it cheaply and effectively without a plumbing professional. Slow draining, gurgling sounds, unpleasant smells, and sewage backup are all signs that a drain is clogged. If you are already experiencing backup, you should contact a professional plumber for thorough and sanitary service.

A minor clog may be something you can fix with the help of your trusty plunger, but most major clogged drains should be handled by plumbing professionals. If you have drain trouble in your home and are looking for an experienced and reputable plumber to help you get your plumbing back in order, call Rapid Rooter Plumbing of Sacramento at (916) 248-8783.

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