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Learn What Causes Clogged Drains and How to Deal With Them July 29, 2016

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Learn What Causes Clogged Drains and How to Deal With Them, Honolulu, Hawaii

Dealing with clogged drains can be frustrating. If you’re dealing with this issue, Creative Plumbing can help. The company has served Honolulu, HI, for nearly four decades, providing expert plumbing services, toilet and faucet repair, and outstanding customer service.

There are several reasons why a clogged drain may occur in different areas of your home. If you’re aware of some of these culprits, you may even be able to avoid a similar situation developing in the future.

  • clogged drainsKitchen Sinks: A kitchen sink may clog up if there is no garbage disposal to disintegrate waste. The resulting food particles can easily block a kitchen sink’s drain if there’s no way for them to break down sufficiently. No matter what size the particle is, it may cause an issue. Dispose of any food in a trashcan for best results.
  • Bathroom Sinks: Clogged bathroom drains are extremely common. A number of elements may create a blockage, from dirt and debris to skin and hair. Another lesser-known culprit is hair dye residue; often, when the last unused remnants are rinsed down the drain, they create a goopy, gunky layer within the pipes. This can lead to a blockage.
  • Bathroom Tubs: Tub and shower drains are notorious for getting blocked—and usually quite easily. These clogs are nearly always due to excessive hair that is regularly rinsed down the drain. Even minimal amounts of hair add up over time. Other culprits include soap and shampoo residue and sugar or salt granules from body scrubs.

Do-it-yourself solutions exist, such as unclogging chemicals. However, it’s always best to hire a professional to take care of clogged drains. A severe clog requires expert equipment that the average homeowner likely doesn’t own. And if the problem is due to pipe corrosion, a professional can detect this and offer a solution.

In some cases, parts may need to be removed in order to effectively clean a drain. These are more complex issues that a professional can handle with ease. If a toilet or faucet repair service is required, Creative Plumbing can manage this for you, as well. For more information on Creative Plumbing’s unclogging services including sewer and drain cleaning, visit the website, or call (808) 841-2837.  

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