At Titan Plumbing and Electric, we know that clogged and slow drains are one of the most common reasons people call for plumbing service. There are many reasons why pipes become clogged, and fixing them quickly is essential to protecting your home’s plumbing. If you have a stubborn clog, call us for help.
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What Causes Clogs?
Clogged drains may seem like a minor issue, but the truth is that they can lead to significant problems if not dealt with quickly. Clogged drains, if left unchecked, can lead to corrosion and burst pipes. Here are the most common reasons your drains clog.
- Hair that binds with grease or soap
- Soap made with grease or fat
- Dirt washed off of clothes that build up in pipes
- Food waste
- Mineral buildup
- Flushing non-flushable items down the toilet
- Tree roots
The best way to prevent clogs is to use metal mesh covers over drains to stop debris and hair from going down the drain. Also, throw things like food waste, cooking grease, and coffee grounds into the trash instead of down the drain or invest in a garbage disposal.
Our Drain Cleaning Service
While most people prefer to handle clogged drains with plungers or chemical compounds, it’s best to let a professional deal with clogged drains. Sometimes, plungers don’t get to the root of the problem, which may lie deep in the plumbing. Also, chemical drain cleaners can weaken older pipes causing them to burst. At Titan Plumbing and Electric, our drain cleaning is safe for all plumbing. We leave drains, and pipes cleaner than what you can get with other methods, and that clean lasts longer too. Call us to find out more and request an appointment.
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When to Call for Drain Cleaning
While blocked and slow drains are sure signs you need a rooter service to clean your drains, other symptoms point to clogged drains too, such as:
- Foul odors are coming from the plumbing in the home.
- The same drain clogs again and again.
- Gurgling sounds are coming from the drain.
- You have multiple clogged drains at the same time.