Common causes of clogged drains and clogged toilets include the following: hair, food particles, oil, dirt, soap and mineral build up. Food substances such as coffee grounds, hot wax or grease, paper products and large food particles can cause drains to become clogged and should not be put down a drain.
To reduce the chances of getting a clogged drain, you should make sure all tub and shower drains have strainers. If they do not already have strainers, you can purchase them at a local hardware store or home improvement store. Strainers trap particles that could potentially cause a drain to clog.
If, however, your drain does become clogged, there are several things you can try before you call a plumber:
If, however, your drain does become clogged, there are several things you can try before you call a plumber. You can remove the strain or drain stopper and clean away any clinging build up. You can use a plunger to try to loosen the blockage. You may also try a cleaning solution such as baking soda, vinegar and boiling hot water. Products such as Drano will sometimes work to loosen a clogged drain; however, these products contain harsh chemicals that are dangerous and harmful to the environment.
If none of the home remedies you try are successful in unclogging your drain, it is time to call in a licensed plumber. Our Orlando plumbers at Reliance Plumbing & Drain Cleaning have been unclogging residential and commercial drains in the Oviedo, Orlando, and surrounding central Florida areas for over 40 years.
If you have a clogged drain, call us at 407-831-4459 or schedule a service via our Appointment Scheduler
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