What are some common causes of clogged drains?

• Drains may block because they are in poor physical condition and normal contents are not being cleared.
• They may be in satisfactory condition but have been abused by flushing away disposable nappies or other items such as plastic bags that should never be placed into the sewerage system. Quite often a build up of hair, food, sediment and grime may also be the problem
• Excessive disposal of cooking fats and oils, along with other domestic products, can cause blockage .
• Tree roots entering a broken drain can also be a problem

Your First Approach to the problem might be:

Remove the drain stopper or strain entirely to access and clean away any build-up. If this is not done fairly regularly, a drain stopper can accumulate enough debris such as hair to completely clog it. The drain stopper in your bathroom tub is quite frequently a problem with this issue.

Try a cleaning solution of vinegar, baking soda, and boiling water. If your drain draining slowly, pour 1 cup of baking soda followed by water and 1 cup of vinegar, down the drain to dissolve at the clogging substance.

Use a plunger. Try stopping other drains to the same pipe, and apply petroleum jelly to the rim of the plunger, you can apply suctional force to loosen whatever substance is clogging your pipes. You can follow up with hot water, or the solution of vinegar, baking soda and boiling water.

Try a drain snake. Remove the drain stopper or strain and use the snake to find the clog, now you can loosen, and break up the clog.

If you are not successful with the above and you feel the need to call an experienced company to scope the problem call Phil at 604-614-2615