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What Causes Clogged Drains?

What Causes Clogged Drains?

Clogged drains are real nuisances. Not only do they interrupt the flow of your day, they also have the potential to cause lasting damage to the flow of your plumbing system. Knowing what causes these pesky clogs can help you prevent them from forming in the first place. In this article, the experts at The Pipe Medic, provider of sewer camera inspection services in Atlanta, GA, outline three common causes of clogged drains.

Greases and Oils

Our drain inspection services often lead us to discover an accumulation of fats and oils inside pipes. Cooking grease should never be poured down the drain, because the liquid hardens as it cools, clinging to the sides of your pipes, and causing clogs and even cracks over time.

Leftovers and Food Scraps

The kitchen is a common area to experience plumbing problems leading to the need for a plumbing inspection. Without a garbage disposal, it's easy for bits of food to drop into the drain and slowly clog your pipes. Even with a disposal, certain items are always off-limits, like coffee grounds, eggshells, and vegetable peels.

Hair and Soap Gunk

It's not just the kitchen sink that has the potential to make a sewer video inspection a needed service, but the bathroom sink as well. Every time you shave at the bathroom sink, rinsing your razor blade off under the faucet, you're potentially contributing to a buildup of hair that will eventually cause a clog. The hair may even become tangled and form knots that trap other foreign objects. If you used shaving products or soap as well, the residue of this may also accumulate, causing clogs and foul odors.

Clogged drains at home got things moving slow? The experts at The Pipe Medic are here to help speed things up with a pipe camera inspection, in conjunction with our drain cleaning services. With years of experience under our belts and a reputation for excellent customer relationships, we're the team you need to get the job done. 

Give us a call today and set up your appointment!

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