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Pipe-Clogging Mistakes You Might Be Making

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Are you inadvertently clogging pipes and drains in your house?

Pipes and drains that clog can affect your day to day activities and put a damper on your schedule. Even worse, clogs can lead to bad smells and backups that affect your sinks and toilets. You may be contributing to clogging your drainage system without knowing. Here are some of the things that can cause clogging:

Not Everything Goes in the Kitchen Sink

Pouring fats or cooking oils down the sink is a big no-no. Fats and cooking oil solidify when they cool and coat the inside of your pipes leading to clogs. You should wipe the grease from pots and pans with a paper towel before washing in the sink.

Be careful with the food waste you put in your garbage disposal as well. Starchy food such as pasta and potatoes can accumulate in the pipes and drains, obstructing the water flow.

Foolish Flushing

Avoid flushing products such as cotton balls, facial scrub pads, and cosmetic applicators down the toilet, and never flush feminine products. These do not dissolve, and they lead to serious clogging problems. And to make it worse, these products expand when they absorb water making it even harder to clear the clog.

Hair is another problem for toilets and sinks. It accumulates in the pipes and drains resulting in slow drains and clogging.

Get Professional Plumbers to Unclog Your Pipes Quickly and Safely

No need to panic if you have a clog. Contact the team of plumbing experts at Dependable Service Plumbing & Air for help with any issues related to pipes and drains, including pesky clogs that are interrupting your daily life. Connect with us online now or call (843) 353-0461.

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