Blocked Drains: Causes and How to Avoid Them

Published Date: July 22nd, 2014 | Category: Plumbing Tips

Blocked drains are a huge hassle sometimes. You have to deal with water overflowing and other related problems. When it comes to drain cleaning in Minneapolis, we here at All Ways Drains have learned a few things over the years. Here are some common causes of blocked drains and what you can do to avoid them.

One of the worst culprits we see when we are called for our drain cleaning services is hair. Long hair is an especially big problem since they tend to cause a drain to back up even more than short hair. You can get an inexpensive hair catcher and put it on top of your shower’s drain. This will help to catch hair before it falls into the drain and necessitates a call to us for drain cleaning!

Toilet paper is clog-creator. Sure, it’s designed to be flushed away, but did you know that if there are big clumps of it in your toilet, it won’t flush away as easily? We are sure you have found this out the hard way if your toilet has ever backed up and overflowed! So the best way to avoid this problem and the need for drain cleaning is to flush often if you know you are going to be using a lot of toilet paper.

The drain in your kitchen is also blocked by food and grease. Food like gravy easily congeals and leaves a greasy residue that can cause your drain to back up. The best way to avoid this mess is to throw food out in the garbage can. If you are throwing away grease, it’s best to pour it into a glass jar first and then throw it away.

For more information on drain cleaning in Minneapolis, call All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422 or get a Free Estimate.