Most homeowners experience clogged drains, and while it’s tempting to reach for a bottle of liquid drain cleaner, the chemicals can weaken pipes and cause them to burst. When you have a stubborn clog, it’s best to call a professional drain cleaning company.
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Common Causes of Clogged Drains
We’ve all been there, water stops going down the drain or empties slowly. Clogs are common problems whether it’s a full backup or a slow drain. Here are the most common causes of clogged drains our plumbing contractors see in Edmond homes.
- Fat-based soap
- Food debris
- Fat from cooking
- Mineral buildup
- Small objects like children’s toys
- Sanitary napkins
- Tree root intrusion
Many of these issues can’t be fixed with chemical-based drain cleaners and require the help of a professional drain cleaning company.
Stay Away From Chemical Drain Cleaners!
When people have a stubborn clog, they commonly reach for an over-the-counter drain cleaning product. Instead of relying on these products to unclog the drains in your Edmond home, it’s best to get drain cleaning services from a professional. While over-the-counter products can provide temporary clogged drain relief, the problem with these products is that they’re also dangerous in that they can:
- Damage older pipes and eat away rubber seals
- Weaken pipes through crystallization causing them to burst
- Burn the skin and contain toxic ingredients
- Harm the environment
For safe, effective drain cleaning that’s safe for your pipes and the environment, call our Edmond based plumbing contractors at Champion Plumbing and ask about our clogged drain repair service.
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How to Protect Against Blocked Drains
If you experience frequent slow drains, there are things you can do to guard against it, including:
- Don’t pour grease or cooking fat down the kitchen drain.
- Use a drain filter or screen to catch hair and debris.
- Occasionally flush your drains with hot water.
- Do not use your toilet as a trash can – only toilet paper should go down the toilet.