According to the US Department of Agriculture, tree roots cause more than 50% of all sewer blockages, costing money for both the root removal and pipe repair. Continue reading to learn more about this issue, what to do about it, and how to prevent it.
Do you know the number one reason why people need to call a plumber? A clogged drain! Drain clogs are a major hassle for homeowners and they can lead to more expensive repairs. It is always in your best interest to avoid a clogged drain whenever possible.
Check out these handy tips to avoid a clog drain nightmare!
Never put the following items down your drain. These items can clog pipes and cause sewage backups.
- Disposable Diapers
- Feminine hygiene products
- Coffee Grounds
- Hot Wax
- Paper Products (paper towels, tissues, etc.)
- Food particles
- Oil (cooking)
- Mineral build-up from hard water
-Hair is the most common cause of clogs in bathrooms; however, there are other offenders to be on the lookout for!
-Excess toothpaste and soap buildup can also lead to some serious clogs in your bathroom sinks and shower drains.
-Flushing large amounts of toilet paper at one time can cause some serious clogging issues.
-Pro Tip: Never flush anything besides toilet paper! Even “flush-able” wipes can cause clogs or damage your system.
-The most often clogged drain is the kitchen sink. Grease, fat, soap build-up, food particles, etc. are some of the most common causes of clogs.
-Overloading your garage disposal can also cause a serious clogs.
- potato peels
- corn husks
- onion skins
(These items tend to wrap around the disposal blades)
Main Drain Line Clogs
Main drain line clogs are a homeowner’s nightmare. Often caused by tree roots or build-up of debris, these clogs can cause every drain in your home to back up at once. Just imagine that mess! Avoid this hassle by taking advantage of our $69 Drain Clearing Special! This special includes a free camera inspection (a $450 value), so you can be aware of any issues before they turn into an expensive surprise!