5 Important Things You Need to Know About Clogged Drains

Clogged drains are avoidable if you know where you have gone wrong. Often, clogged drains are caused by clumpy hair though that is not always the case. Dirt, grease and slime, left-over food, hot water, and coffee beans are some things that cause blockages in drain pipes. We at Your 1 Plumber provide drain cleaning services in Frederick, German Town, and the neighboring areas of Maryland.

Knowing about some of the common causes of clogged drains and how to address them always helps. Let us go through some of them.

Oil, Slime, Fat, and Grease

Fats, oil, grease, and slime do not dissolve in water, and once they cool down, they coagulate and stick to the drain pipes, creating a blocked passageway. There comes a time when the drain pipes can no longer hold all this solidified slime and grime and eventually break under pressure. There is an off-chance that the oil somehow passes through the drain pipes without clogging the drain. However, this oil will eventually end up in the gutters leading to environmental degradation and, worst yet, fatbergs that can destroy the whole sewage treatment infrastructure.

Coffee Beans

Dry coffee can easily pass through the drains without clogging them. The problem arises when we pour a semi-liquid coffee mixture into the drains, as those tend to stick together and may eventually cause a clogged or an obstructed drain.

Hot Water

Have you heard that pouring hot water down the drain causes it to clear up and dislodge solidified grease? Some say it is entirely possible, while others call it a myth. Hot water does indeed help dislodge and melt solidified substances in the drain like grease, oil, and fat in some instances.

However, pouring extremely hot or boiling water down the drain pipes can melt them, and doing so now and then would cause the drain pipes to crack and break, causing more serious issues for you as now you would need to install a completely new drain or replace it.

Your 1 Plumber promises to give you the cleanest drains with our customized drain cleaning services in various areas of Maryland, including German Town, Columbia, and the surrounding areas. For timely service, request an appointment today or call 301-540-7586 for more information.

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