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.