Common causes of clogged drains and toilets include the following: hair, food particles, oil, dirt, soap and mineral build up. Food substances such as coffee grounds, hot wax or grease, paper products and large food particles can also cause drains to become clogged and should not be put down a drain.
To avoid getting a clogged drain, you should make sure all tub and shower drains have strainers. If they do not already have strainers, you can purchase them at a local hardware store or home improvement store. Strainers trap particles that could potentially cause a drain to clog. It is also a good idea to run hot water through your drain at least once a week. Hot water can break up oil and grease in your drain.
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If your drain does become clogged, there are several things you can try before you call a plumber. You can remove the strain or drain stopper and clean away any clinging build up. You can use a plunger to try to loosen the blockage. You may also try a cleaning solution such as baking soda, vinegar and boiling hot water. Products such as Drano will sometimes work to loosen a clogged drain, however, these products contain very harsh chemicals and are very bad for the environment.
If none of the home remedies you try are successful in unclogging the drain, it is time to call in a licensed plumber. The plumbers at Five Aces Plumbing have been helping residential and commercial clients unclog sink drains for many years.
We Can Help Your Drains Flow Freely
If you have a drain that is clogged in your home or commercial building, please contact our drain repair specialists at Five Aces plumbing. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. One of our trained technicians will come to your home or place of business, assess the problem and unclog your drain. We look forward to working with you.