Sunday morning breakfast can quickly switch from a fun family gathering to a chaotic and messy situation if the kitchen sink clogs. When a drain in your home clogs, the result is bacteria-laden gray water backing up in the basin, and possibly onto the floor. This is an unsanitary and frustration that could easily escalate to a health hazard for you and your family.
Luckily, you can count on the expert team of professional and licensed plumbers at Absolute Plumbing and Drain to help with any drain cleaning issues you are faced with. We have been providing superior drain cleaning support to the homeowners of Piedmont for years. Our team understands how important it is to have a drain clog diagnosed and fixed accurately and efficiently and we will provide you with nothing less than exceptional service.
There are many areas in your home where a clogged drain can occur, these include:
Toilet: There is nothing that creates that panic feeling quite like seeing the water in the toilet bowl begin to rise because of a clog. Items like diapers and paper towels being flushed down the toilet will quickly lead to a clog as these items, while paper products, are not meant to be flushed.
Bathroom sink: Each person in your household brushes their teeth and does some sort of grooming at least two times per day. This means that the number of people in your home times two is how much residue, soap, toothpaste, and other health and beauty products are rinsed down the drain of the bathroom sink.
Kitchen: Whether it be meal preparation or meal clean-up the kitchen drains take quite a beating. When there is a task at hand that needs to be done, we think about the kitchen sink as a tool to help us get those tasks done, but we don’t think much about what items we are or are not rinsing down the drain and the effect those items might have.
Bathtub and Shower: The main thing that we find when clearing a bathtub or shower drain clog is hair. During bathing an adult can lose several strands of hair and all of that hair is then rinsed down the drain. However, much of that hair gets caught in the pipe and mixes with shampoo and soap residue to develop a plaster material that sticks to your pipes.
Some simple steps can be taken to reduce the prevalence of clogs in your drains. For instance, talk with the members of your household about which items can and can’t be flushed down the toilet. It’s also not a bad idea to put a child lock on the toilet if you have very young children to avoid any small toys being accidently flushed.
Also, as an effective and inexpensive measure you can purchase hair-stopping drain covers from the home improvement store and place them over each of your bathroom drains.
If you have a garbage disposal, make sure everyone in the house knows which food items can be rinsed into it. For instance, rinsing coffee grounds into the garbage disposal won’t harm the mechanism of the disposal, however, they will eventually mix with water, soap, and grease to form a sludge that adheres to the inside of the sink pipes and clogs the drain.
At some point, all drains succumb to the general wear and tear of use and develop a clog. When this happens, don’t hesitate to contact Absolute Plumbing and Drain. For years we have been helping homeowners of Piedmont mediate drain cleaning issues and we can help you too! Our team of plumbers are all licensed, clean and professional. We believe in providing our customers with superior drain cleaning services and unsurpassed customer care. You can count on Absolute Plumbing and Drain for honest and reliable drain cleaning support.