Consumers often are under the mistaken impression that a variety of items - disposable diapers, baby wipes, etc. - can be flushed down the toilet. "Anything that says, 'Flushable' - it's really not," said DR Drain owner Dan Rombaugh. His advice? Don't flush anything other than waste and toilet paper down the toilet.
Why does the kitchen sink drain get clogged?
Grease is a common cause of clogged kitchen drains. In addition to grease, even small amounts of food can gradually build up in drains, causing them to clog. Avoid putting grease, food or any other items down the kitchen sink.
What causes clogs between my house and septic system?
Tree roots often can grow into and clog drain pipes, causing costly repairs.
What drain services does DR Drain Cleaning provide?
DR Drain provides professional drain services for unclogging kitchen sinks, toilets, bathtubs, bathroom sinks, bar sinks and floor drains.
What are common causes of clogged drains?
Drains see a lot of action over time, which is why they eventually clog. For kitchens, it's the buildup of soap, grease, food and other residue that collects on the walls of the pipes and causes blockage. For bathroom showers, tubs and sinks, hair and soap are the culprits. As for toilets, it's facial tissue, paper towels, baby wipes and other products not made to disintegrate. When these instances arise, you need the assistance of an experienced drain cleaning plumber to resolve the issue.
What about do-it-yourself methods?
While resorting to the wide range of do-it-yourself products on the market may seem like a quick and easy fix, these products only offer temporary aid and can sometimes cause bigger problems down the road for your sewer and septic systems. For experienced assistance, call DR Drain to help clear your clogged drains without damaging your pipes and/or the environment.
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