Why Do Drains Clog?

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What Causes a Drain Clog To Develop?

The problem with drain clogs is that they can keep your plumbing system from working as well as you might wish it could. The good news is that you can reach us at Lasiter and Lasiter Plumbing for resolving any of these drain clogs. We can come to your home and securely and safely clear out such clogs without putting the rest of your plumbing system at risk of harm.

But what causes those drain clogs to come about? You might be surprised as to some of the things that can cause such clogs to build up. There are some cases where preventative efforts will prevent such clogs from being a threat.

Soap

The soap you use in your daily cleaning efforts can harm your plumbing setup after a while. Grease or solid materials may appear in some soap items. The materials can cause a residue to build up in your drains, thus making it harder for water to move through. Switching to a soap-free cleaner or something else that does not have grease prevents such problems.

Hair

Everyone sheds hair while in the shower. It’s a fact of life, and it is a fact that often makes it harder for drains to stay functional. Hair deposits can build up in a shower and clog up the area. The excess hair can clog up your space and make it harder for water to move through. The worst part is that it is hard for hair to break down. The issue makes it easier for the hair to go through and become hard to manage.

Food Waste

You’ll need to ensure that any bits of food waste you have go in a compost pile instead of putting them through a drain. Food waste can become difficult to break down over time and can cause blockages.

Dirt

Excess dirt from your clothes and other items you are washing off inside your home can cause pipes to develop clogs. The soil might not break down as well as it should. Small solids may also appear in dirt materials and can break down in moments. The good news is that you can get the excess dirt in your clothes shaken off of anything you have outdoors. The effort reduces the potential for solids to enter your plumbing system.

Toilet Paper

Toilet paper can be a threat depending on how much you use. An excess amount of toilet paper can become bunched to the point where it will not break down as well as it should. This could harm the quality of your bathroom plumbing setup, depending on how much you use at a time.

You can talk with us at Lasiter and Lasiter Plumbing if you ever have problems surrounding any of these clogs. We would love to resolve these issues before they can become any worse or otherwise difficult to work with.