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Why Is My Drain Clogging So Much?

A clogged drain is never something you want to deal with. While we talk often on or blog about ways to deal with a drain clog, or even ways to prevent one, we never really talk about why they’re happening so frequently. Why are your drains clogging so much? Well, the answer depends on a number of things.

First of all, how often do you invest in drain cleaning services from a plumber in Port St. Lucie, FL? If the answer is “only when I’ve got a clog” then this is likely a big problem. Likewise, if you’ve got children or family members who live with you that don’t understand the ins and outs of a drain clog, then they’re likely contributing to the constant clogging.

Today, we’ll zero in on a few ways you can mitigate this problem and how you can change your mindset about drain clogs!

Change the Way You View Your Plumbing

Plumbers provide drain cleaning services at a pretty good rate these days. While homeowners might think this is just an excessive service that you don’t really need until your drains start to clog, it’s actually preventative. You might not need your drains cleaned every few months, but investing in regular, yearly drain cleaning could actually substantially decrease the number of clogs you experience.

Basically, we’re trying to tell you to think of your plumber as a resource. They’re not just for emergencies (unless you want them to be that way), and they can help make your life easier and save you money when you discuss preventative measures with them. Drain cleaning is one such process that can keep your plumbing system running smoothly.

Clogging Materials

Next, you’re going to need to be vigilant about how people in your home are using your drains. Not everyone knows that the following materials create clogs, so keep this information readily available and share it with the whole household when you can!

  • Small objects and toys. Unfortunately, as cute as our kids are, they also cause clogs fairly often. A toy could’ve been flushed down the toilet, dropped in the sink drain, or perhaps someone had a little too much fun with their legos and sent them swimming down the bathtub drain. Our team can help relieve this problem when it happens, but make sure you keep a close eye on what your kids are sending down the drains.
  • FOG. Also known as fats, oils, and grease, these substances are liquids when you cook with them and then turn solid once they get deep in your drain system. They’re devious culprits that cause clogs way too often.
  • Food waste. Are you constantly dealing with clogs in your kitchen sink, more so than in any other drain system? This could be from excess food waste that’s just not being thrown out properly. A mesh screen or a garbage disposal can help you mitigate this issue.

Regardless of the condition your drain is in now, why not call our team to clean them and prevent clogs later?

At Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC, you can count on nice people and super service. Call our super-friendly team today!

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