What's Lurking in Your Drains and How to Get Rid of It

May 28, 2017

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Sometimes drain clogs slowly creep up on you. Other times, drains seem to clog up overnight. In either event, you want to clear the drain as quickly as possible. Slow and clogged drains can cause bad odors in your home. These odors are usually caused by mold and bacteria building up around the clog. Clearing your drains will get rid of the mold and the putrid smell.

There are many different things that could be causing your slow or clogged drain. The most common are:

  • Hair
  • Grease
  • Oil
  • Food
  • Paper
  • Other objects

You would be surprised the things plumbers have found blocking drains. Whether accidentally dropped in or the act of a curious child, toys, keys, and other objects could be the cause of your drain issues.

Common remedies to unclog your drain yourself are boiling hot water, dish soap, soda, a vinegar and baking soda mixture, and chemical unclogger. Using chemicals to unclog your drain can damage your drains and puts kids and pests at risk of ingesting caustic chemicals and is not recommended.

While you may be able fix slow drains yourself, if they reoccur or the drain is clogged completely, it is best to call in the professionals. Professional plumbers can use state-of-the-art equipment to completely unclear drains and get rid of mold and bacteria that may be growing. When it comes to clogs, acting fast is crucial! Call in a professional, TODAY.

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Last Updated: June 06, 2024