Imagine doing the dishes or taking a bath and seeing water not draining. I’m sure you can already imagine the tub or sink overflowing, becoming slimy, possibly smelly, and simply unpleasant to look at!

A clogged drain is one of the house owners’ most revolting plumbing issues. Whatever the cause of the clog, it is always inconvenient when it occurs. It may begin as a minor issue but can easily lead to significant problems. Slow water drains, rust, swamping, and, in severe cases, sewage backup and costly repair work can all result.

Attempting to prevent them begins with understanding the causes of clogged drains. A few of the most frequent reasons for blocked drains are below, plus tips on avoiding them.

Fat, Oil, And Grease

Fat Oil And Grease

It’s tempting to toss everything down the drain when you’re exhausted following a long day and do not feel like doing the dishes. Fight the urge!

This frequent and inconvenient problem causes clogged drains and pipelines. The thick, greasy oil residue builds up on the edges of the pipes and eventually prevents liquid from passing through. On the plus side, stopping this is simple. The most effective method is to never dump them down the drain in the first place.

Pour your leftover cooking oils and fats into a melt-proof container and wipe it clean before tossing the fat/oil-covered towel into the garbage.



Hair is another common cause of clogged drains, particularly in showers and bathtubs, since it can clog with grease and other sticky substances.

The best way to deal with hair blockages is to avoid them in the first place. Ensure that all drains have hair guards and that these are cleaned regularly. They are small wire covers that are inexpensive and easy to discard when hair accumulates on them.

Food Discards

Food Discard

When it comes to clogged sinks, another culprit is food waste. These wastes could get caught in the drains and accumulate until you have a massive clog on your hands.

They should never be thrown away. Instead, create a composting pile to dispose of food waste. Practice not throwing eggshells, coffee grounds, rice, and pasta because they can get caught on soap scum. Other obstructions in your pipes result in a severely clogged sink.

Broken Pipe

Broken Pipe

When a pipe breaks, foreign materials can enter your drainage system, and excess materials can accumulate, making it difficult for liquid to pass through. If you have an older home, the only thing you can do is upgrade your drainage system. Even diagnosing problems without professional assistance can be difficult because all problems occur underground.

In reality, this list could go on forever. A clogged drain can happen in a variety of ways. However, you can enjoy fully functional drains for many years with proper maintenance.

Regular drain cleaning services will keep your drains free of clogs and damage over time. Request an appointment with Sacramento Repipe & Plumbing today for those persistently clogged drains or more severe plumbing issues. We’re here to serve you!


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