What Causes Drain Clogs?
Clogged drains happen at any time, and may be caused by a number of circumstances. Let’s look at the possible causes of drain clogging.
Food – many food residues won’t dissolve fast enough to avoid accumulating in the pipes and cause drain blockages. Kitchen drains should not be used the default trash can. Before throwing food in the drain, please check that garbage disposal is working properly. It is also important to grind only small, soft food particles in the garbage disposal.
Grease – you pour grease into the drain and wash it down with hot water. When the grease eventually cools, it becomes solid and blocks your drain. Grease buildup is a rather cause of kitchen sink drain clog. A good way to avoid grease buildup is to pour cooking grease into disposable containers instead of pouring down the drain.
Paper – paper towel or other dense types of paper don not dissolve in flushed water as easily as toilet paper and may clog the toilet. Over time this contributes to sewage buildup and hinders water flow.
Hair and dead skin cells – we naturally lose hundreds of hair during every shower. We also lose millions of dead skin cells each time we bathe. Both hair and dead skin cells end up sticking to walls of drain pipe and cause clogging and blocking of water flow. Hair and debris catchers will help avoid drains clogging.
Soap and shampoo – Scum and buildup from soap, shampoo and conditioner contribute to a clogged shower drain. Significant amount of buildup leads to shower draining slower than it should and eventually water will begin to pool.
Debris and tree roots – main drain lines run from the property and connect to city sewer line or septic tank. Your main sewer line may become blocked by debris or by tree roots.
Regular maintenance will go a long way to avoid drain clogs. It is also important to be thoughtful of what goes into the drains.
Professional Drain Cleaning in Las Vegas
Let’s look at common indications that drains are clogged and require drain cleaning:
- low water pressure in faucets
- unpleasant odors coming from drains
- slow draining sinks, showers and tubs
If you notice any of these signs, you have a clogged drain. In some cases, you can find temporary solutions through a chemical cleaner or plunger; however, the clog will likely return because those methods merely push the clog farther into your pipe instead of completely removing it.
So you’ve tried all possible ways to clean the clogged sink and it didn’t’ work out? Water continues to drain down slow in the shower or tub? Las Vegas drain cleaning starts and ends with us. We’ll ensure drains are thoroughly cleaned out and wastewater flows properly.
Call Allstate Service Group at 702-518-4720 to schedule professional drain cleaning in Las Vegas! In an event of drain emergency our professional plumbers on alert for 24/7 emergency response.