We need the drains throughout our homes to drain water and waste quickly during many of the most common household tasks such as dishes and showering. So when your wastewater moves down the drain too slowly, you may look into home remedies like chemical drain cleaners to solve the problem. However, these liquids may be hazardous to your health and can further damage your plumbing. Instead, call for professional drain cleaning services if you encounter a slow drain due to any of the following sources.
- Soap Scum and Hair: One of the most common sources of clogs that may cause water to drain slowly from your shower or sink is a buildup of soap scum and hair. You can alleviate the problem somewhat with a drain cover, but this probably will not solve the issue completely. When soap scum and hair lead you to call for professional drain cleaning, a technician will use a motorized drain cleaner that reaches deep into the pipes to ensure the problem is removed.
- F.O.G. (Fat-Oil-Grease): Fats, oils, and grease mayseem harmless when you pour them down the kitchen sink, but these substances are harmful to pipes because they expand as they cool. This can lead to serious clogs and may cause your plumbing to backup, so be sure to dump these substance into a trash receptacle instead.
- Hard Water: If you have hard water, it means high levels of calcium and magnesium are in your water supply, and these can cause problems for your plumbing. Mineral deposits may buildup along the insides of pipes and drains, so water will move slowly. In this case, a plumber may recommend that you purchase a water softener to rid your water of excess calcium and magnesium.
- Broken Plumbing Vent: Your plumbing system contains vents that help water move down the drain with ease. If one of these is broken, water cannot move quickly enough to handle the rate at which water enters the drain.
Scheduling professional drain cleaning is one of the best way to clear clogs now and prevent slow drains from affecting your daily life later on. If you want drain cleaning in Franklin, call Hiller Plumbing, Heating & Cooling today to schedule an appointment!