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What to Do When You Have a Clogged Drain

bubbling-sinkDo you know what to do when you have a clogged drain in your home? We know that this probably isn’t something that you’d freak out about—many people experience a clog in their home at least once throughout their lifetime. It is something that you should call a professional for though.

A clogged drain definitely isn’t the end of the world, but you should always make sure that you rely on a professional for your plumbing work. We’ve got all the experience and tools necessary to solve your clogged drain in Bloomington, IL. You don’t have to try to solve the problem on your own or even try to hire an amateur. We know that plumbing work is expensive—that’s why we always strive to make the work we do as cost-effective as possible. Call us today.

What Causes a Clogged Drain?

We’re not only here to fix the problem at hand. We’re a team that’s all about being thorough, so we want to get to the root of the problem with you. A clogged drain doesn’t happen overnight, and it doesn’t happen by chance. Here are a few things that can easily clog your drain.

  • FOG: FOG stands for “fat, oil, and grease.” These are things that you absolutely never want to pour down your drain. We understand why you might be tempted to do so. When any of these substances are in their liquid form, it seems like you can just pour these substances down your sink without any problem. In reality, these substances settle and turn into a fatty, congealed mess that causes a clog in no time.
  • Peels, Husks, and Seeds: Make sure that any rinds, peels, and seeds (no matter what size) make their way into your trashcan rather than down your drain. You might think that these items are okay because they’re easily biodegradable but your sink plays by different rules.
  • “Flushable” Wipes: Our last two topics focus on the kitchen, but your bathroom can take a beat too. Don’t flush those wet wipes! We know that plenty of brands market them as flushable but they’re not the ones who have to deal with the consequences of your bad plumbing. Avoid wipes like these at all costs.

What You Can Do About It

So what can you do about your clogged drain once you have this problem in your home? The best idea is always for you to schedule an appointment with our professionals.

Listen, we know how tempting it is to just run around to the store and buy a chemical drain cleaner or pick up an auger. Neither of these things can ever measure up to professional service though. We’re a team of professionals that going to make sure that you have the plumbing services that you deserve. You can trust us to do the work that you need and keep your home in amazing shape.

Contact Pipeworks Inc. today to schedule an appointment with our team. We specialize in prompt and efficient plumbing work.

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