Have you ever noticed that one or more of the drains in your Laguna Woods home or property are slow to drain? Have you ever noticed foul odors emitting from your drains? Have you observed water backing up in your sink, tub, or toilet? If so, this could be a huge indicator that you have a clog in your main plumbing system or your drains. Have no fear! The experts at Pristine Plumbing are here to assist with all of your drain cleaning needs! Our prompt, reliable, and professional Laguna Woods drain cleaning experts will provide our highly rated services that are guaranteed to last and help to ensure the integrity of your drains, pipes, and plumbing system.
What causes drains to clog in the first place?
Most people don’t realize how often they are constantly utilizing the plumbing in their Laguna Woods homes and properties. From sinks to showers, toilets, dishwashers, washing machines, garbage disposals, irrigation, and other appliances. These household items are hooked up to the main water supply and sewer systems. A clogged drain is almost inevitable with how much they are used in Laguna Woods properties. Everyday objects going down your drains can start to create a residue and build up over time. This buildup starts to catch debris that will cause a larger buildup over time, and eventually lead to a full blown clog. If left untreated, clogs can cause a much larger problem, like a leak, burst pipes and even cause major damage to your entire plumbing system.
Some of the most common causes of clogged drains includes the following:
- Food debris. Especially items like coffee grounds, eggshells, and cooking spices.
- Grease, waxy ingredients and substances, oils, cooking oils
- Hair, dirt, and soap
- Mineral build up from hard water
- Toilet paper
- Feminine hygiene products
- Other foreign contaminants and more
What causes main lines connecting to homes to get clogged?
All of the drains and plumbing in your home or property all lead and connect to the main line. Main lines are what connect your home property to the septic tank or the city’s sewer lines. Because of this there is a combination of waste and materials that come from your homes kitchen, bathroom, laundry rooms that can easily cause a blockage in your drains on your home’s main line. Other factors such as tree or shrub roots growing into the main lines and causing your systems to back up, clog, or leak.
Signs of a clog in the main sewer line include the following:
How do I clean my drains to avoid a clog or leak?
One of the most common mistakes we see Laguna Woods property owners make is the use of commercial chemical cleaners. When signs of a clog appear in your home, it seems like the quick, cheap, and easy fix to run to the nearest hardware or grocery store and buy a bottle of that highly advertised commercial chemical drain cleaner. We at Pristine Plumbing highly recommend all Laguna Woods residents to avoid pouring these harsh chemicals down your drains and pipes. The chemicals in these products may work as advertised and remove the clog in your drain, but they could also eat through your piper in the process. This can cause your pipes to leak and leave you with a much more expensive issue than the one you started with. We recommend pouring hot water or a combination of hot water and vinegar down your drains regularly to help remove residue buildup that can cause clogged pipes and drains. It is recommended that all Laguna Woods home and property owners schedule routine drain cleaning services every two to three years to ensure the integrity of your home plumbing system.