The already chaotic task of bathing the kids before bedtime can be drastically complicated if there is a clog in the tub drain. There are hundreds of tasks that you are responsible for in your home, and many of them rely on a properly working plumbing system.
Luckily the experts at Absolute Plumbing and Drain have years of experience providing Martinez home owners with drain cleaning support. No matter where in your home the clogged drain is, or what has caused it, our professional and licensed plumbers have the equipment and the experience to get your drains back to proper working order.
Some of the places in the home where we see clogged drains are:
Toilet: Probably the least likely fixture to be referred to as a drain, the toilet can be clogged by a variety of things. Most often the cause is flushing non-flushable paper products or using heavy amounts of toilet paper. Sometimes, a foreign object like jewelry or a small toy will be accidentally flushed and cause a clog.
Kitchen: The drains in the kitchen really take a beating. There are so many things that need to get done in the kitchen specific to meal preparation and clean-up that there is very little time to really think about what is being rinsed down the drain. This is especially true for those kitchens with a garbage disposal.
Bathtub and shower: In the bathroom the bathtub and shower drains will quickly be clogged by hair. With several people in the household using the shower or bathtub at least once per day, the volume of hair that is washed down the drain can easily lead to a blocked drain. When hair is mixed with shampoo or soap and left to dry in the drain, a kind of plaster is form and adheres to the inside of the pipes.
Bathroom sink: The average US household has at least two adults and two children living in it. This means that on a given day a bathroom sink is used by at least four people for grooming and tooth brushing. The soap, residue, toothpaste, and other grime that is rinsed down the drain all has potential to stick to the pipe walls and reduce the flow of water, leading to a clog.
Talking thoughtfully with your family about what should and shouldn’t be rinsed down the drain can help to reduce the number of drain clogs that you have. In the kitchen you can put a list on the refrigerator of what can and cannot be rinsed into the garbage disposal. Items that are not food should never be rinsed into the kitchen sink. In the bathroom you can easily place covers over your drains that are made to catch hair but, still allow water to pass through. This will prevent large amounts of hair from being rinsed down the drain and clogging your pipes.
At Absolute Plumbing and Drain our team is always happy to answer any questions and provide you with information. If you would like to know more about how to prevent clogs in your drains, don’t hesitate contact us. We know how frustrating and disruptive clogged drains can be, let us help you reduce the chances of them happening!
If you do find yourself faced with a clogged drain, licensed and experienced plumbing team has the tools and the training to remove the clog and return your plumbing to proper working condition. You can trust Absolute Plumbing and Drain to efficiently address any drain cleaning needs that you have, and to do so reliably and with respect to you and your home.