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Drain Clog in Sacramento, CA

Published on January 14, 2014

Maintaining Your Home’s Plumbing Could Prevent Future Clogs

Clogged drains in your home or business can be a hassle and a nuisance. Depending on how serious the clog is, it could cause a lot of damage if the problem is not taken care of properly.

This customer called because he needed a plumber to come to his house to fix a clogged drain. There are many reasons why drains clog and a lot of ways you can prevent it.

Causes of Clogged Drains

  1. Throwing large items down the drain. If it looks too big, it probably is. This can cause some major back-ups depending on what you threw down there.
  2. Hair is a huge culprit when it comes to shower drains clogging. Considering you shed hundreds of hair each time you shower, it’s no surprise! When hair goes down the drain is collects over time getting tangled in the piping and eventually causing a clog. Also, when other debris goes down the drain it can collect on the hair making it an even bigger blockage.
  3. Oil is another item that can cause a clog. Kind of like your arteries in your circulatory system, if you keep feeding yourself grease and oils over time they clog up. Same thing with pipes. If you throw oil down the drain it will collect over time and cause blockage problems.
  4. Old pipes can also be a cause of clogs, because they are not working very efficiently. They also may have shifted and items can not flow as freely.

Drain Clog Prevention

  1. Think twice about what you throw in your drain. You might think it will wash away easily, but that’s not always the case.
  2. Collect any hair that has fallen in your bathtub and throw it away in the trash.
  3. Do not throw large items in the drain that look like they probably won’t fit down there. Also, be aware of how much toilet paper you flush. Though the durable brands sold today are great for consumers, they easily clog up your pipes.
  4. Dispose of oil properly and not down the drain.
  5. Maintaining your homes plumbing will help keep your drains from clogging up. When you call Boyd Plumbing for any service call, we perform a free in home inspection to make sure everything is working as it should. Take advantage of that!


If the drains in your home are clogged, do not hesitate to contact Boyd Plumbing. Call us today!

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