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September 06,2019

What Causes Clogged Drains?

Struggling with frequent drain clogs can put unnecessary stress on your household. Simple chores like rinsing dinner dishes, washing a load of laundry, giving the kids a bath or even flushing the toilet can become a burden. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh, we are proud to provide high quality commercial and residential drain cleaning services for clients in the metro Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. Are you tired of dealing with messy sewage backups and slow draining sinks? Here are some tips on how you can get rid of your stubborn clogs.

What Causes Drain Clogs?

Clogs are created for a variety of reasons. Drain blockages in kitchen sinks often occur because of incorrect disposal of foods. Bacon grease, egg shells, coffee grounds and other problematic ingredients can form a layer of debris which clings to the interior walls of your pipes and drains. In the bathroom, there may be an issue with flushing feminine products or baby wipes down the toilet. A drain clog in the tub or shower might be formed out of hair and soap residue. However, if youre struggling with recurring clogs that are deeply imbedded in your plumbing system, theres a good chance youre also dealing with root growth in your pipes.

How Can Homeowners Avoid Frequent Clogs?

You can avoid most clogs by purchasing drain covers for trapping hair and establishing good habits. Avoid putting greasy foods into your sink, even when using a garbage disposal. Also, toilet paper should be the only items that get flushed. Place a waste basket in your bathroom so that wipes and feminine products can be easily discarded. Cleaning your drains with vinegar and baking soda periodically can be very helpful. Its also a good idea to periodically schedule professional drain cleanings and plumbing inspections to make sure your pipes and drains are free and clear long term.

When to Call a Licensed Plumber?

Homeowners may be able to successfully remove small clogs with a manual snake or plunger. However, deeply embedded clogs or recurring blockages require professional assistance. In many cases, there is an underlying issue with root growth, damaged sewer lines or a dysfunctional septic system. If you suspect trouble, its best to get help from an experienced plumber in Pittsburgh who can properly inspect the system. Plumbers have advanced tools and equipment at their disposal, which can help them pinpoint the exact areas of your system that need help. They will also have the means to remove root growth and repair pipes if necessary.

Need a Professional Clog Removal Service? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh

Do you need an emergency clog removal, drain cleaning or hydro jetting service? Then call the team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh today. Our certified, licensed and insured plumbers are excited to offer dependable residential and commercial plumbing in the following service areas: Cranberry, Irwin, Canonsburg, Uniontown, Beaver Falls, Aliquippa, New Kensington, Penn Hills, Ross Township, Washington, Beaver, South Hills, McKeesport, Greensburg, Bethel Park, Dormont, Pennsylvania and other nearby communities. Contact our office to learn more or to schedule your next appointment.

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