3 Most Common Causes of Drain Clogs

A clogged drain – the most dreaded home plumbing problem of them all. You never know when one will strike, but you know that when it does, it can wreak havoc if left unattended to.  Fortunately, we’ve got the inside scoop on some of the most common clog causes, so you can arm yourself with knowledge in the event of an emergency plumbing situation.

  1. Lingering Food: There’s nothing worse than dealing with a slow draining, or worse, completely clogged kitchen sink. But, did you know that most clogs of this sort can be easily avoided? Nine times out of ten, food particles from unscraped dishes are to blame. The solution? Stop rinsing before scraping! It’s as simple as that.
  2. Grease & Oil: Frying oil from the kitchen or coconut oil from your last DIY hair treatment in the bathroom – both can harden when poured down the drain. The easiest answer? Find another way to dispose of your greasy, oily grime. Pouring it into a disposable cup until it hardens and is able to be thrown away is one good option.
  3. Hair: Let’s face it ladies, sometimes your shower looks like the lovable, yet furry Chewbacca just washed off in there when you get out. We know, it’s not your fault, but allowing all that hair to go down the drain is! Invest in a good drain screen of sorts to catch the hair before it’s able to wreak havoc. It’s a lot more gross to clean after the fact, we promise.

Sometimes, no matter how vigilant we are, clogged drains are inevitable, and for that reason, there’s always Barker and Sons Plumbing & Rooter. Available 24/7/365, we’re ready and willing to lend a hand to folks in the Anaheim and greater Orange County areas, no matter when disaster strikes.

Looking for more on our drain cleaning and 24-hour plumbing repair services? Dial 714-630-8766.