The Most Common Types of Drain Clogs
Chances are that you have experienced a clog in one of the following areas of your home:
- Bathroom sink
- Kitchen sink
- Floor drain
- Bathtub & shower drain
- Laundry drain
Of course, these are not the only areas of our homes that can experience drainage issues — they are just the most common.
What Causes Drain Clogs?
Knowing what causes drain clogs is the first step in knowing how to prevent them. In general, our drains collect a lot of natural and synthetic matter from our bodies and day-to-day lifestyles. This includes matter such as dry skin, dirt, personal hygiene substances, and more.
For the most part, our drains receive these materials without us even noticing it. By far the worst offender— the biggest nightmare of drains across the world — is hair, which is why it is recommended that the majority of people use a catcher in their shower drain that can pick up on hair before it reaches the pipes.
Why Can’t I Unclog My Own Drain?
Well it may be possible to unclog some drain blockages using commercial products or DIY solutions, there are always going to be some clogs that are too strong. In those cases you will have no choice but to consult the experts in drain unclogging. At Lux Plumbing, we have the expertise to unclog even the most stubborn of blockages. We can also work with you to come up with a maintenance plan if you have a drain that seems to be especially susceptible to clogging.