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Are Dirty Drains Really That Big of a Deal?

spoon-drainWe tend to talk about clogged drains and the need for professional drain cleaning in Las Vegas quite a bit around here, and there are some good reasons for doing so. First of all, it is one of the most common problems that homeowners may encounter with their plumbing systems. Second, it is one that too many homeowners fail to take seriously. And third, it can cause some very, very serious problems as a result of combining the first two points that we just made.

Today, we are going to discuss some of the problems caused by clogged drains, as well as some of the reasons why your drains may clog up. It’s not always as simple as putting the wrong things down the garbage disposal, and sometimes clogged drains hint at more serious problems that demand professional attention promptly. So read on, heed the advice that follows, and remember that the friendly, professional plumbers here at The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas are always available to help.

Potential Causes of Your Clogged Drains

You’ve probably seen us cover some potential causes of clogged drains if you’ve perused this site or this blog previously. FOG (fats, oil, grease), food debris, hair, etc. These are all problems that can be largely mitigated with some care. Don’t put the wrong things down the disposal, like we mentioned above, and make sure that you have drain traps in place. If you’re careful to take such precautions, though, and you still run into frequently clogged or stubborn drains, then you may have a problem that no amount of care on your end is going to resolve.

Tree roots are among the more serious causes of clogged drains, because there truly is nothing that you can do to prevent it entirely. Not planting trees directly above drain lines is obviously one option, but do you know exactly where your sewer runs through? Did you plant every tree on your property? We’re guessing not.

If you have an older home with an old plumbing system, then offset pipes and other issues of degradation could be to blame. So too might hard water. Whatever the case, you need to have professionals address the problem. Why?

You Need the Right Diagnosis

Clogged drains, as you can see from the examples given above, are not always quite as straightforward as you might expect. That means that you cannot just dump cleaners down the drains or use a straightened coat hanger to try and resolve the problem—though we also suggest skipping such DIY solutions in general.

Our team has the equipment needed to thoroughly inspect your pipes, and that is a great benefit when trying to figure out how best to deal with clogged drains. We can assess how the deep the clog is, what the clog is, and even if it is a clog at all! That is not the type of accuracy that anyone other than trained, professional, and well-equipped plumbers can offer. Avoid pressure imbalances in your system, and potentially serious damages, by contacting us when your drains clog up.

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