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Why Do My Drains Keep Clogging?

Do you have persistent drain clogs in your home? Maybe it’s a single drain that you can’t quite get to clear out, or maybe you have problems with slow drains all over your home. Either way, you need an expert plumber in Plattsburgh, NY. There’s only so much you can do for persistent drain clogs if you can’t get to the root of the problem.

It is not uncommon to have a drain clog here and there, but if you have drains that keep clogging without a solution working for you, that’s a sign that something bigger is wrong. There are a variety of reasons for persistent drain clogs, and you can keep reading to learn more about them.

Built-Up Residue

It is inevitable that some miscellaneous gunk goes down your drains. The problem is, some of these materials collect in your plumbing and create residue on the inside of your pipes. This residue then collects other things going down your drains such as hair, bits of soap, and larger particles of dirt. 

Over time, this residue combined with other things going down your drain creates a clog. You need a professional to clean out your pipes so that you can start fresh.

Drain chemicals do more harm than good, causing damage to your plumbing while not effectively breaking up the clogs. In addition, they can actually contribute to residue buildup! And a drain snake will only break up a clog, but can’t do much for the residue that was the culprit to start with. 

Bad Habits

There is also a chance that you have a habit of rinsing things down the drain that belong in the trash instead. It’s easy to think that a small particle here or there doesn’t matter, but they can add up quickly inside of your relatively small pipes. 

If you have persistent drain clogs, it may be that you are clearing them out and then causing them again by rinsing similar substances down to your drains. The solution may be as simple as investing in a mesh drain cover that catches particles so you can throw them in the trash instead of allowing them to go down your drain.

Whole-House Clogs

It’s less concerning to have a persistent clog in one drain. However, if you have persistent clogs across your entire house, that is a sign that there is a deeper problem. You may have a bad clog deep within your plumbing system, or an obstruction that is blocking water flow. An example of this might be a tree root that grew through one of your main drain lines and causes water to drain slowly. 

We can help you with all your plumbing needs, whether your persistent clog is a big problem or a minor inconvenience. Our team can determine what the problem is and offer you a variety of solutions. If there are plumbing habits you can change to prevent problems in the future, we will also offer you recommendations.

Red Rock Mechanical, LLC serves Northwest Vermont and Northeast New York. Schedule an appointment for plumbing service with us today.

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