Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Clogged Drain’

Ways You Can (Safely) Get Rid of Drain Clogs

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Not another drain clog! Yes, these are persistent and common plumbing problems, and every home has to deal with them at some point or another. You can take steps to prevent them—we strongly recommend you schedule drain cleaning as a routine annual service with our professionals—but there’s no way to stop every single one.

What do you do when you run into a drain clog? You have some options in your home you can try. Below we’ve listed the three methods of drain unclogging you can attempt on your own. These methods may work, and they are also harmless for the piping and won’t present any dangers to you or your household.

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The Common Causes of Pipe Clogs—And How to Avoid Them

Monday, January 28th, 2019

drain-in-metal-sink-waterIf you hear the words “plumbing problems,” where is the first place your mind goes? We’d bet that for the majority of people they immediately think of clogged/slow drains. Almost everyone has run into trouble with a clogged drain at some point, and many homes will have drain clog issues more than once a year if they don’t have the drains regularly cleaned. Drain cleaning to fix a clogged drain is one of the biggest services that professional plumbers offer their customers.

There are many ways a drain can become clogged up. Below we’ve listed the most common ones, as well as how to avoid having trouble with them in the first place.

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Plumbing Repair Tip: Why Your Drains are Clogged

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Are your drains slow or completely clogged? If so, you should not hesitate to get in touch with a plumber in your area. Neglecting such problems only allows them to worsen over time. There are several different reasons why your drains could be clogged.  The best way to stay on top of your plumbing needs is to take preventive measures such as drain cleaning and avoiding the improper use of your plumbing fixtures, although sometimes plumbing repairs are inevitable.

Let’s take a look at why your drains are clogged. Keep in mind, however, that this is a general and speculative list and cannot replace a professional hands-on diagnosis.

  • Hair and other debris: Hair is a notorious drain-clogging substance. Because of its shape and strength, it can quickly join together with other materials to form a tightly packed blockage that can get in the way of your water flow.
  • Foreign object: You need to make sure everyone in your household knows that only organic waste and toilet paper are put down the toilets and drains. Putting non-organic materials into your drainpipes leads to clogs.
  • Grease: Grease is not only a problem for commercial restaurants, but can also present a challenge for homeowners who like to cook in the kitchen. Animal fats and oils must be disposed of properly. Putting them down the drain can clog your pipes.
  • Sewer line fault: If not one but multiple drains are clogged in your home, all at the same time, then it could be a problem with your sewer line. It might be blocked by tree roots or could have collapsed due to soil erosion or old age. This is a serious issue that must be taken care of immediately.

Whether your drains are already clogged, or they have become slow, it’s critical to make sure that you take care of them so that they can take care of you. For professional plumbing services in Rockville, call Tuckers Air Conditioning & Heating today.

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