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Handling Blockages

Handling Blockages
February 19, 2020

The majority of blockages that appeared in pipes or drain systems are caused by people’s habits to remove inappropriate things via sinks or toilets. Although, it is worth to mention that such behavior may lead not to blockage only, but to stress and unexpected expenses occurrence.

As the example of the inappropriate substance may be provided grease, fats and different oils, which are mistakenly accepted as safe for drainage systems just because they are liquid. The truth is that these substances become solid over time and till this moment they have time to collect all small rubbish, which all together resulting in a clog.

To avoid such an unpleasant situation it is recommended to remove solid fats and grease to the bin, but not to the sink without matter whether plates are going to be cleared manually of using a dishwasher. The simplest way to do this (often without awaiting while they’ll become solid) is just to wipe it from the place using a paper towel.

Another common reason resulting in clogs is gathered hair in a drain holes. The good way to prevent blockages is periodically clean them from hair, so there will be no possibility to accumulate for them and mix with soap deposits and cause serious issues leading to significant expenses. The good tool to apply is a special trap helping to catch hair and small rubbish before they will get into draining hole.

Speaking about inappropriate things disposed of via drains and toilets it is worth to mention women’s used tampons and other hygiene products. They cannot dissolve there, thus cause clogs. The easy way to avoid this kind of blockage just to have a special bin for such waste.

To other reasons of blockages relate:

Inappropriate dispose of food waste;

  • Plastic bags and liners got into the draining holes;
  • Wipes;
  • Needles;
  • Condoms
  • Many other things disposed of in an inappropriate way, which are mainly used in the toilet, bathroom, and kitchen.

In case the simple prevention measures didn’t help you may search our more detailed guides regarding clogs removal or don’t waste time and call Excellent Plumbing experts or any other local service. We are ready to provide you with help day and night around Chicago area (incl. Palatine, Long Grove, Barrington, Lombard, and other cities). Additionally, we may help you with any other plumbing issue or appliances malfunctions.

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