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3 Possible Causes of a Drain Clog

5/19/2022 (Permalink)

Clogged kitchen sink A clogged drain in your home can cause a variety of problems.

Three Reasons for a Drain Blockage

A clogged drain at your Arnold, MO, home can cause plenty of problems, from low or stalled drainage of a sink to flooding that can damage floors and equipment. A drain may clog for a variety of reasons, and learning to spot potential causes can help you decide when you need assistance to resolve the problem. 

1. Residue Clogs Can Slow Drain Speeds 
Your bathroom sinks can start to drain more slowly over time due to soap, makeup and dead skin residue that builds up in the pipes. When this occurs, cleaning the drain trap is not likely to help, as the buildup tends to form where you cannot see it. You may need a plumber to resolve this type of problem. 

2. Grease and Fat Clogs 
If you discover a clogged drain in your kitchen sink, this could be due to fat and grease deposits that build up in the pipes. As grease cools in the pipes, it could cause them to narrow and create a stubborn or slow drain that can make cleaning your kitchen difficult. When old grease sticks to the inside of your kitchen's plumbing, hardware store plumbing cleansers may only solve the problem temporarily. 

3. Plant and Tree Roots 
Over time, tree and plant roots can invade your home's drainage system and cause multiple clogs throughout the residence. This may become a serious issue when many roots tangle together and block a drainage system. A water cleanup and mitigation service can assist you with resolving this problem, especially when these drain issues cause floods inside your building that interrupt your employees. 
A clogged drain in your Arnold, MO, home can cause a variety of problems, including overflowing sinks and standing water. While some clogs are simple to fix, knowing when to call for assistance can resolve the problem quickly and allow you to resume normal operations. 

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