The Top 4 drain problems
Do you ever find that when you pull the stopper in your sink to drain water, it all starts draining very slowly and you think: "What could be wrong this time?" Well, if this is a common problem for you, you should consider looking at the top 4 drain problems and how to fix them.
1) Hair can cause blockages.
Hair is the number one cause of drain problems. It will clog your sink, tub, or shower and can create a bad smell before you even realize that it's there. To avoid this problem, use a screen over your drain to prevent hair from going down the drain. If you notice the drain has become backed up with hair, it's a good idea to remove the hair using a handheld pick.
2) Grease is another common cause of clogged drains.
Grease from food can stick to your drain and congeal with other items, causing a backup. To prevent this from happening, wipe down the sides of the sink after you're done cooking and dispose of your food properly in the trash can.
3) Tree roots are also a major cause of drain problems.
Tree roots love water and will go to great lengths for it, including penetrating sewer or storm drains. If you live in an area where trees are common around houses, you should be aware that there's potential for tree roots to cause a problem. For example, the roots can split sewer or storm drains and clog your drain. Tree roots can also cause problems for you later on, as a result of a collapsed sewer line.
4) Foreign objects are another big issue for many homeowners.
In addition to hair and grease, other items such as toys, rags, and so on can aggregate in your drain and clog it. This is why you should always ensure that children's toys are cleared from the bottom of the tub after baths.
When all else fails, call a professional plumber!
If none of these strategies work, or if you notice any serious problems with your drains, then it is time to call a professional plumber. A plumber will be able to provide you with more advice and can investigate your issue and find the best solution for your home's drain problems.
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