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Top 10 Reasons My Drains are Always Clogged

June 19, 2024 | Blog

Dealing with clogged drains can be a frustrating and recurring issue for many homeowners. If you often find yourself thinking, “My drains are always clogged,” understanding the root causes of these blockages can help you take preventive measures and maintain a smoothly running plumbing system. Here are the top 10 reasons your drains might always be clogged and how Southern Air Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can help you resolve these issues efficiently.

1. Hair Accumulation

Hair is one of the most common culprits behind clogged drains, especially in bathrooms. Over time, hair can bind with soap scum and other debris, creating stubborn blockages. Regularly cleaning drain covers and using hair catchers can help minimize this problem.

2. Soap Scum Build-Up

Soap, especially bar soap, can leave behind a residue that accumulates over time. This soap scum can combine with hair and other particles, leading to clogs. Switching to liquid soap and periodically flushing drains with hot water can help reduce soap scum build-up.

3. Food Waste

Kitchen sinks often suffer from clogs due to food waste. Items like coffee grounds, eggshells, and grease should never be disposed of down the drain. Using a sink strainer and properly disposing of food waste can prevent these types of clogs.

4. Grease and Fat

Pouring grease and fat down the drain can lead to significant blockages as they solidify and stick to the pipes. Instead, collect grease in a container and dispose of it in the trash.

5. Foreign Objects

Small objects like jewelry, toys, and other debris can accidentally fall into drains, causing blockages. Ensuring that drain covers are securely in place can help prevent foreign objects from entering your plumbing system.

6. Mineral Build-Up

Hard water can cause mineral deposits to accumulate in your pipes, leading to reduced water flow and clogs. Installing a water softener can help mitigate this issue by reducing the mineral content in your water.

7. Tree Roots

Tree roots can infiltrate your sewer lines through small cracks, causing significant blockages and damage. Regular inspections and maintenance can help detect and address root intrusion before it becomes a major problem.

8. Toilet Paper Overuse

Using excessive amounts of toilet paper can lead to clogs in your toilet and sewer lines. Educating household members on proper toilet paper usage and opting for septic-safe toilet paper can help prevent this issue.

9. Flushing Non-Flushable Items

Items like wipes, feminine hygiene products, and cotton balls should never be flushed down the toilet. These items do not break down easily and can cause severe blockages. Always dispose of non-flushable items in the trash.

10. Old or Damaged Pipes

Over time, pipes can deteriorate, corrode, or become damaged, leading to frequent clogs. Regular plumbing inspections can help identify and address issues with old or damaged pipes before they cause significant problems.

Southern Air Heating, Cooling & Plumbing: Your Solution for Clogged Drains

At Southern Air Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we understand the frustration that comes with persistent drain clogs. Our team of licensed professionals is equipped with the expertise and tools to diagnose and resolve any plumbing issue you may encounter. We offer a $99 Drain Clearing service to help you get your drains flowing smoothly again.

Our commitment to customer satisfaction is backed by our No Surprises Guarantee. With this guarantee, you can rest assured that the quote you receive upfront is the price you’ll pay—no hidden fees or unexpected costs. Any additional work will be approved by you in writing before we start, ensuring complete transparency and peace of mind.

If you’re experiencing frequent drain clogs, don’t wait for the problem to escalate. Contact Southern Air Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today to schedule your $99 Drain Clearing service. Our team is ready to provide you with reliable, professional plumbing solutions in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas like Denham Springs and Gonzales.

Contact us to book an appointment and experience the Southern Air difference. Let us help you keep your home’s plumbing system in top condition, so you can enjoy a hassle-free, comfortable living environment.

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