Why Your Drain Keeps Getting Clogged

Isn’t it annoying (and gross) when you’re taking a shower, look down, and see a pool of soapy water around your feet. This probably happens to you pretty often if yourdrain keeps getting clogged. While it may be a real problem with your plumbing, more than likely, it’s because you’ve fallen into some poor plumbing habits.

Why Your Drain Keeps Getting Clogged

Your Shower Drain:

Are you using a hair trap? If not, you should be. When you shower, all the hair, skin flakes, and dirt flow down your drain and can stick to the soap scum on the walls of your pipes, resulting in a very gross clog.

Your Toilet:

Toilet clogs usually happen when you throw items that aren’t supposed to be flushed down there. These can include:

  • “Flushable” wipes
  • Cotton swabs
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Dental floss

When it comes to your toilet, only toss paper in there.

Your Kitchen Sink:

Clogs in your kitchen sink usually happen for the same reason toilet clogs do— things that shouldn’t go down the drain, do. To protect your kitchen plumbing, avoid putting the following down the drain:

  • Oil/fats
  • Food (reserve this for your garbage disposal)
  • Cigarette buds
  • Paper towels
  • Medications

To Unclog Your Drains:

Depending on the type of drain, you can unclog your drains using:

  • A plunger
  • A drain snake
  • DIY drain cleaner mixture

If you have problems with your home plumbing, call Ace Solves It All. We’ve been proudly serving Orlando, FL and the surrounding areas for over two decades! For more information or schedule a service, call us at (407) 850-4900.

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