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What Should You do About Clogged Drains?

Nothing can put a damper on your day than discovering a clogged drain in your plumbing. Maybe it is in your kitchen sink; or it could be your shower or tub drain. No matter which drain in your home that has become clogged, it can be a very frustrating problem to deal with.

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So, why did your plumbing become clogged in the first place? Any number of things can cause a drain to stop working properly. Kitchen sink drains, for example, could become clogged with food and grease. And bathroom drains can be blocked with a disgusting mass of soap scum and hair. Cast iron drains can accumulate a buildup of minerals and deposits and clog.

What should you do when your drains have become clogged? Well, you have several options.

You can try to clear the clogs yourself, but it may not be as easy as it sounds. Sure, you may break the clog loose and get the problem drain flowing freely again, but is it really fixed? Does this drain clog on a regular basis? You could have an underlying problem that is causing your clogs that you may not be able to fix on your own.

Sewer lines, for example, can clog, and this is especially likely if there is a break in the line. Broken sewer lines can accumulate soil and debris and will become clogged over time. Tree and plant roots, for example, can grow into and eventually break your sewer line. And, while you may be able to free the clog up enough to get the line to flow again, it won’t be flowing for long before another clog forms.

It may also be possible that there is a low spot, or “belly” in your plumbing that is causing clogs by catching grease and grime. Once it builds up enough, you have a clog. Sure, you may be able to clear the line with a plunger for a while, but unless the low spot is repaired properly, it will block itself off again.

Your best bet in these situations is to call in an expert Jacksonville plumber. A well trained, top quality plumber can quickly identify any underlying issues you could have in your plumbing system and not even know it. They can help pinpoint your problems, and recommend a good course of action for your plumbing to be repaired correctly; permanently solving any clogged plumbing issues forever.

At Bill Fenwick Plumbing, we know how to best serve you and only provide the highest level of customer service. Call us today to schedule your free estimate.