If water gurgles in the bathroom sink while you’re working in the kitchen sink, you’ve got a drain blockage. When you flush the toilet and water backs up into the tub, you’ve got a drain blockage. Do you smell a sewerage treatment plant in the drains? Is water flowing slowly if at all? Plumbers can fix clogged drains in Puyallup, but what’s blocking them?
The Usual Suspects
Drain clogs begin inside the house with these materials:
• Soap scum
• Grease and oils
• Food waste
• Mineral buildups
• Too much toilet paper
You don’t shove whole broccoli spears or pork chops down the drains. Remnants of the meal usually get washed down the drains instead of being scraped into the trash. Coffee grounds and tea bags are things plumbers find frequently. Always scrape before washing.
Grease and oils should likewise be scraped or poured into a can or jar. They don’t remain hot but congeal once in the pipes. Everything coming after that sticks to it and blocks drains.
Soap scum and residue from cleaning chemicals will get down the drain no matter what. Hair, however, can be stopped with a simple mesh drain cover. It’s an extra step to clean it before the next shower, but that’s cheaper than calling a plumber for clogged drains in Puyallup.
Mineral buildups and too much toilet paper speak for themselves. Blocked drains take time to build up, so having a plumber flush the system regularly is a good way to keep them clear.