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Types of Clogs in Chapel Hill: A Drain Cleaning Guide

The most common of all plumbing problems is something you’ve probably encountered before: drain clogs. If your drain is slow or stops removing water entirely, then a blockage of unwanted debris has probably caused it. Clogs usually form in the p-trap in a drain, the u-shaped curve containing a small amount of water designed to prevent the backflow of sewage gas.

Not all clogs are alike, and each drain in your house can develop a specific type of clog. Home remedies can?t fix all of these nuisances, however, so for professional drain cleaning, Chapel Hill, NC depends on the experts at JD Service Now to get the congestion out of their sinks, showers, and toilets.

Here are some of the different kinds of clogs we often deal with:

  • Sink clogs: The drains in your home that probably get the largest variety of objects stuck in them are in your sinks – especially the kitchen sink. Food, hair, soap scum, small objects like buttons or toothpaste caps, and general dirt can plug up the p-trap in the sinks throughout your home.
  • Shower/tub clogs: Hair is a big culprit for stopping up shower and tub drains, although pieces of sponge and excessive soap scum can also contribute. You can help prevent this by always using a drain cover when showering or bathing. Showers and tubs are also the first places where you’ll notice a sewage back-up from the main line, an issue that needs immediate attention.
  • Toilet clogs: Excess paper is the primary cause for clogs in a toilet, but foreign objects such as children?s toys can also accidentally get in there. The first resort is a plunger, but if that doesn’t work then you’ll need a trained plumber to diagnose the problem and fix it.

A simple drain clog can be easy to clear with a plunger. But if that fails to eliminate the problem, don’t rely on pouring the strongest cleaner you can find down the drain (it could damage the pipes) or try loosening the pipes and get to it yourself (you risk compounding the issue with misaligned or broken piping). Expert plumbers come equipped with mechanical drain snakes, hydro-jetters, and other high-end tools that can remove drain clogs without risk.

For all types of drain cleaning in Chapel Hill, NC, get the professionals at JD Service Now on the job today! We’ll clear out that clog in no time.

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