Professional Plumbing Tips

3 Common Causes of Clogged Drains

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Clogged drains are not only a real annoyance, they can also have adverse effects on your maintenance expenses. The truth is that whether a drain is mildly or severely clogged, it is preventable and the first step to prevent it is by knowing its cause. Below are some of the common causes of clogged drains and the steps you can take to prevent them.

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3 Handy Tools to Keep Your Sink and Shower Drains Unclogged

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A clogged drain can be a real annoyance, especially if you live with multiple people. Stepping into a tub full of water after someone has just taken a shower is not the most enjoyable experience. Keeping your drains clog-free is important but most chemical drain cleaners can be corrosive and harmful to your pipes and your family. Fortunately, there are a few drain clearing tools that are safe to use and will help keep your pipes free flowing.

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Prevent Hairy Clogs in Your Shower Drain

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Drains channel water through your plumbing system and are very important components overall. Without them, water will go nowhere, standing in basins. While showering and bathing, hair follicles fall and can clog a drain. Nobody likes cleaning hair from a shower drain, so it might remain sitting there, picking up clumps of shampoo, conditioner, and soap, blocking up your drain even more. Eventually, it seems like your shower takes forever to drain. Here are two tips for avoiding the problem altogether:

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How to Prevent the Common Causes of Drain Clogs

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Virtually every homeowner has experienced the inconvenience of having their day brought to a screeching halt by a clogged bathroom or kitchen drain. Clogs can damage and shorten the lifespan of your plumbing system. The best course of action is to prevent the clog from happening in the first place. Fortunately, most common drain clogs are easily prevented. Even pouring a 1/2 cup of vinegar and a 1/2 cup of baking soda down your drain every few weeks will create a chemical reaction that will help clear a drain and eliminate unpleasant odors.

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