Clear Clogged Drains In Your Home
There are a few things in life that cannot be avoided, such as death, taxes and clogged drains. Drains become clogged in a home for several reasons; one of the most common causes is something going down the drain that doesn’t belong there. However, there are several other common causes of clogged drains. Fortunately, Watts Plumbing’s trained technicians are well-trained to clear all types of drain clogs.
- Main sewer line clog:
- Many homeowners are unaware that, in most municipalities, they are responsible for the portion of underground sewer pipe that spans between their house and the connection point at the street where the residential sewer pipe connects to the larger diameter municipal sewer pipe. This means the homeowner must bear the expense of any necessary cleaning or repairs.
- Washing machine clog:
- It’s more accurately called a “laundry drain clog,” because more often than not, the problem is in the drainpipe connected to the washing machine than in the machine itself. Over time, wet clothing lint can accumulate on the pipe walls and cause a backup that results in water spilling onto the laundry room floor when the washing machine is draining.
- Garbage disposal clog:
- Most residential garbage disposals are only designed to grind up residual scraps left on dishes after they are scraped off over a trash can. Households that depend on the garbage disposal to grind up and rinse away all dish scraps will eventually see their garbage disposal clog or jam. Starchy foods like potato peels, pasta and rice will clog a disposal and the kitchen sink drain. The same goes for bones, cooking grease and fibrous vegetables like celery.