Dealing with Clogged Drains: Tips for a Smooth-Running Home

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Dirty, clogged bathroom sink drain

Clogged drains are an all too common household nuisance that can wreak havoc on our daily routines. Whether it's a slow-draining sink or a completely blocked shower drain, these plumbing issues can disrupt the smooth functioning of our homes. In this blog post, we will explore the causes of clogged drains and provide some practical tips to keep your drains flowing freely.

Causes of Clogged Drains

Hair and Soap Residue: One of the primary culprits of clogged drains in bathrooms is the accumulation of hair and soap residue. Over time, this combination forms stubborn blockages that impede water flow.

Food Waste: In the kitchen, food particles, grease, and cooking oil can accumulate in drains, leading to clogs. Failing to use a strainer or disposing of food waste improperly can exacerbate the issue.

Foreign Objects: Accidentally dropping small objects like jewelry, toys, or even cotton swabs down the drain can cause blockages that require professional assistance to remove.

Tips to Prevent Clogged Drains:

Use Mesh Screens or Drain Covers: Installing mesh screens or drain covers is an effective way to trap hair, soap scum, and other debris before they enter the drain. Regularly cleaning these screens will help maintain optimal water flow.

Proper Disposal of Food Waste: Avoid throwing large chunks of food down the kitchen sink. Instead, scrape food waste into the trash or use a compost bin. Additionally, pour hot water down the drain after washing dishes to help dissolve any grease buildup.

Regular Maintenance: Periodically flushing your drains with hot water can help prevent clogs by clearing away minor obstructions. 

Be Mindful of What Goes Down the Drain: Educate everyone in your household about what should and shouldn't be disposed of through the drains. For example, avoid flushing sanitary products, wipes (Even the ones that say they are flushable), or excessive amounts of toilet paper.

The GOAT Plumbing Company Can Help With Stubborn Drain Clogs

By taking preventive measures and adopting good plumbing habits, you can significantly reduce the occurrence of clogged drains in your home. Regular maintenance, responsible waste disposal, and the use of screens or covers are simple steps that can help keep your drains running smoothly.

Remember, if you encounter persistent or severe clogs, it's best to consult a professional plumber from The GOAT Plumbing Company for assistance. With a little care and attention, you can ensure a hassle-free plumbing system and enjoy the comforts of a well-functioning home.

Contact our skilled plumbing team today by calling (813) 859-5693 or by filling out the online contact form!

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