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There are a number of things that can cause a drain to become clogged.
Some of the most common reasons that drains become clogged include:
Hair – Hair is one of the most common causes for drains to become clogged. Hair can easily stick to other common culprits of clogged drains such as soap. Once hair becomes mixed with other substances such as soap, oil based products, or dirt, it continues to accumulate other hair and materials that ultimately lead to a clogged drain.
Soap – There’s nothing wrong with using a little bar soap. We all need to use it to maintain proper hygiene. However, soap can be a problem when it becomes small enough to slide down a drain. When hard soap becomes saturated with water it actually becomes soft and has an uncanny ability to collect other materials that clog drains.
Food – Food waste is undoubtedly one of the most common causes of clogged drains in kitchens. It is best not to allow food to go down the drain, even if you have a garbage disposal. Foods that are high in fat or grease are the most likely to clog your drain. You should never pour grease of any kind down your drain. Even if it is in liquid form when it goes down the drain, the oil will solidify as it cools. Once it has become partially solidified it traps other food particles that are sent down the drain later.
Mineral Buildup – This is one that is talked about less often because it does not cause clogs as frequently as the others. Homes that do not have a water softener have hard water which causes mineral buildup in the lines. Some types of brass alloy fittings are notorious for creating mineral deposits in a process called dezincification. If you keep getting clogs due to mineral deposits, it could be caused by a combination of hard water and plumbing fittings.
Toilet Paper Clogs – Everyone has had a clog at one point or another due to toilet paper. This is one of the most common types of clogs and usually one of the easiest-fastest to address. Paper products that are not toilet paper such as paper towels, wet wipes, or cleaning wipes do not break down in water and definitely contribute to a large number of clogs too.
Tree Roots – Tree roots cause the most severe types of clogs. Tree roots can turn a superficial crack on the exterior of a pipe into a severe crack which penetrates to the interior of the pipe. During early spring and again in fall, tree roots go through significant growth spurts. Tree root obstructions cause the most damage so they are the most labor intensive. There are times when excavation and line replacement may be required due to tree roots.
Types of Drains
Shower Drains – Shower drains get clogged more often than any other type of drain. They get clogged more often due to the types of substances that enter the drain. Pieces of bar soap, oil, and creams from conditioner, soap which creates soap scum, and hair, just to name a few. Hair acts as the binding agent which allows all of other aforementioned materials to stick together.
Sink Drains – Sink drains, much like shower drains, are commonly clogged by soap and hair. However, sink drains typically have a smaller sized drain pipe than shower drains which increases the likelihood of a clog. Using liquid soaps for washing your hands can reduce the potential of sink clog.
Bathtub Drains – Bathtubs get used for a wide range of tasks that aren’t always related to taking an individual taking a bath. Pet bathing is one such example. Pet hair on almost all breeds of both cats and dogs falls off in larger quantities during bathing. Those clumps of fur can contribute to clogged bathtub drains. If you do not have a tub drain strainer, you should purchase one. They are effective at catching a majority of hair and other debris.
Patio Drains – These are less common, but those who have them know they collect a lot more debris since they are outside. Dirt, grass clippings, bugs, and plant material are just a few of the things that accumulate in patio drains. Patio drains tend to be some of the most severe.
Leaking pipes can cause harm to your health and your property. Some leaks are obvious while others may not be noticed for months or even years. Mold can start to grow in as little as 48 hours once water has been introduced to an environment. Mold can have serious effects on your health and be costly to remove. That is one of the reasons it is important to have leaking pipes fixed quickly. One of the expert plumbers from Pristine Plumbing can quickly identify the cause of a leak and fix it at a lower price than other local companies. No matter what type of leak you have, Pristine Plumbing will be able to accurately locate and repair leaks.
Pipes can burst both inside and outside your home for a number of different reasons. Pipes that burst on the exterior of your home are usually not discovered right away. That means that thousands of gallons of water may leak from the broken pipe before you notice there is an issue. This can be particularly troublesome if it is a water supply line because you are going to be paying for every gallon of water that leaks out of the broken pipe. Broken pipes inside your home can lead to costly water damage. Pristine Plumbing understands the sense of urgency when it comes to a broken pipe. That is why we are always available to respond any time of day. One of our plumbers will be able to locate the burst pipe and replace it quickly at prices that no one else will match.
Hiring a plumbing company with the proper equipment and professionals that are skilled in locating leaks is imperative. When you have a water leak, you are in a race against time. The faster a plumbing company can locate the leak, the less damage the water can do to your property. Accurately identifying the source of the leak is of equal importance. The only way to accurately identify leaks is by using the right equipment. Pristine Plumbing has state of the art equipment which allows us to locate leaks with precision quickly. Pristine Plumbing will give you repair and replacement options. Pristine Plumbing provides financing options too. Because, we understand that even though we have the lowest prices on leak detection in Anaheim, everyone has a different budget.
Copper Pipe Repair & Replacement
Copper is still used within homes although it is not used as much as it once was. Older homes contain a lot more copper piping. Copper lasts for a long time making it ideal for any plumbing project. However, it is used less often now because it is cost prohibitive. Copper piping is simply more expensive than some of the newer pipe materials. Additionally, residue can build up in your copper piping which slows the flow of water. Pristine Plumbing can inspect all of the copper piping in your home as part of our free whole house plumbing inspection. We look forward to providing Anaheim residents with the most affordable drain cleaning services in Anaheim.