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Common Causes Of Clogged Drains And How To Prevent Them

Common Causes Of Clogged Drains In New Jersey And How To Prevent Them

Clogged drains are everywhere.

They suddenly appear in your bathroom sink.

In your shower drain.

Then it somehow manages to make its way to the kitchen sink, like an infection!

Then you start stressing out, do you need to get a drain cleaner? Can you just poke a long metal wire down there and pray?

Don’t worry, causes are usually identifiable, and you can learn how to prevent clogged drains without the need of advanced tools or methods.

Common Causes of Clogged Drains

There’s a moderately sized list of common causes of clogged drains. You should remember that drains may (and will likely) be affected by more than just one of these causes. Some are much more common than others but it is as follows:

  • Hair
  • Oil/Grease/Fat
  • Food Waste
  • Soap
  • Dirt

How to Prevent Some of The Most Common Causes of Clogged Drains

The most common cause of clogged drains has got to be hair. Usually, in every drain that is clogged, you will probably find some residue of hair left in there. It can be particularly annoying if it’s knotted up and combined with materials like soap, grease, or the drain piece itself.

Preventing clogged drains from hair is pretty easy, just add a hair strainer drain guard and clean the strainer regularly.

To fix problems related to oil, grease, or fat you can wipe up as much as you can with paper towels and throw it on a compost or in the trash. If you have a large amount of fat built up, let it harden in a can or jar then throw it out.

Food waste generally clogs the kitchen sink, even with a garbage disposal. The easiest way to prevent food from hanging out is to set up a compost bin for food waste or simply throw it out.

Soap build up can be prevented by using soap-free wash to avoid soap scum from forming.

Dirt clogs are brutal but the best way to prevent them is to shake off or rinse off dirt and mud before you even come inside. Since it’s from outside it’s probably better to leave it there, anyway.

Need a Clogged Drain Fixed?

Clogged drains can be a hassle. If you need a professional plumber to help you fix a nasty clog, then please reach out! We serve Monmouth and Ocean County, please call us at 732-785-4226 to fix your clogged drains!