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Various Types of Drain Clogs
Posted on:Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Many problems can cause drain blockages, and the specific causative agent usually varies depending on which drain we are talking about. Hair and soap products are the most common causes of bathroom drain clogs. Hair masses trap soap scum forming solid drain plugs. Even small hair particles collect in the drain and form large hair and soap plugs that help to create a clog. Bathroom drains are also clogged by skin particles shed during washing or naturally removed by soap or skin cleansers. During hand washing and bathing, dirt and grime fall off the body and also contribute to drain blockages.

Food and grease are the two biggest causative agents of kitchen drain clogs. Many people regularly pour hot grease down the kitchen drain. People who do this make the mistake of thinking the liquid grease will continue to roll down the drain. Rather, liquid grease quickly cools down and solidifies forming a sticky goo that adheres to the drain walls. Subsequently the fat deposits solidify and harden and form solid excretions, which narrow the tube. With repeated exposure to grease the drain clogs. Foodstuffs such as rice and pizza expand when exposed to water. When a large quantity of foods like these are dumped down the drain, they can block the flow within seconds.

Toilet drains are often clogged by a variety of paper products including tissue, toilet paper, and tampons. In excess these products can cause drain clogs. Toilet drains are often obstructed by objects flushed down the drain by children such as entire toilet rolls, blocks, or even the toilet plunger.

Outdoor sewer drains are the final common pathway for all causes of drain clog. Over and above the aforementioned causes of drain clog, outdoor objects such as leaves and tree roots can enter into sewers. Leaves fall into outdoor grates that run directly into the sewer. Tiny rootlets invade sewers through almost undetectable openings in the seams. Once inside the roots thicken, widen the opening they grew through, and develop into large meshes of roots that fill the sewer. The entangled roots subsequently trap paper products such as tampons that have been flushed down the drain. The blockage organizes and thickens and soon slows and then halts the sewer flow.

Resource; 1st Choice Plumbing Inc.; 6202 Greenspring Avenue; Baltimore, MD. 21209. Call (410) 967-6547

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