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    Why Does a Drain Clog?

    March 13, 2015

    Why Do Drains Clog?

    Why Do Drains Clog?

    If you are a homeowner and you have ever had to deal with a blocked drain, you know how much of a pain it can be. But you may not know what it is that causes blocked drains. Below are the five main reasons why drains become blocked.

    Debris or foreign objects

    Blocked or choked drainage often occurs when there are foreign materials or objects like soaps or hair, food or fats building up and becoming caught in between the pipes and drainpipe. At first it may not completely block the drain but as time passes material collects and prevent water from freely flowing. This can also cause a blockage. Toilets often block because excessive sanitary items, toilet paper, and diapers being flushed.

    Storms and heavy rains

    Outdoor drains can become blocked following a storm or a heavy downpour and collecting the dirt, leaves, and other things that can gather and block your drains. Drains that are blocked during a heavy storm are really common since they’re not usually designed for managing a lot of water. These kinds of blockages can lead to flooding and property damage.

    Broken pipes

    Blocked drains can also be due to broken pipes. If there’s a broken pipe, water can’t freely flow and the pipe might collapse, leading to a blockage. The reason that a lot of pipes break are age, tree roots, and poor installation. Roots cause a lot of damage beneath the grounds and these kinds of blockage often will require the pipes to be thoroughly investigated to figure out where the problem’s coming from. These kinds of repairs can often be costly and disruptive based on the difficulty of accessing the area where the problem was.

    Incorrect installation of pipes

    With a lot of people choosing to repair and renovate their homes, there are a lot of people who have installed their drainage pipes and plumbing wrong. This can lead to misalignment of pipes or collapse completely If they aren’t installed correctly. Selecting the correct pipes is very important and that’s why it’s important to know the right pipework the job needs. Installing pipes incorrectly isn’t just dangerous but it also can damage your property or the property of your neighbor.

    Issues with water flow

    Water won’t flow up a hill, and drainage needs gravity. Incorrectly installing pipes and inadequate falls often contribute to debris and particles building up. This also can lead to blocked drains eventually. It’s important that pipes get correctly installed so that there is enough flow of water.

    Drains get blocked for a few reasons, so it’s essential that it’s understood why a drain is blocked. Blocks don’t happen overnight and it’s possible that you are going to get a few warning signs early on that there are problems with your water flow. These are things such as gurgling sounds, slow drainage of water, and foul odors. If you know the signs of a blockage early on, you may be able to get it fixed before it becomes too big and expensive.

    These are the things that you will find are going to cause a blocked drain. Some of them are beyond your control, but others are things that you can prevent by knowing what you should and should not put down your drain and toilet. If you have a problem with a blocked drain and you aren’t sure what to do, it’s a better idea to call a professional plumber to help you. Otherwise you might discover that you have made things a whole lot worse. If you aren’t sure what you should do, leave it to the professionals to fix.

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