One of the messiest and smelliest household problems you can encounter, are bad clogs in your drains and your pipes. Clogged drains and pipes in your home can lead to many problems! A small problem in your drain only leads to larger problems. Before your pipes reek of any unpleasant smell or break, there are measures you can take to ensure your pipes stay clog free!

What Causes Most Clogs?

The most common causes of clogs in your drains and pipes are: Hair (human and pet hair), food waste, wipes (even “flushable”), diapers, oil grease and fat, dirt and too much toilet paper.

While going about your daily routines, it’s hard to remember to pay attention to what you are throwing down the drain, but staying careful can prevent major clogs in your pipes. To have your pipes stay clog free, it is best to carefully think about what you throw down the drain. If an emergency or major issue occurs, don’t hesitate to contact a professional

What Can You Do?

Trying to be more aware of what you are throwing down your drain or toilet will help you avoid that awful clog, and the smell and mess that goes along with it. Trying to clear the clog yourself is always an option; however, using a commercial drain/pipe cleaner can do more harm than good. The store-bought solutions can actually harm your pipes, so make sure you don’t use them too often. When keeping your pipes clog free, consider hiring a plumber to snake your drains when they’re not completely cleared. 

Don’t Let The Clog Sit

If you are experiencing more than one sink or toilet with a clogging problem, it could mean that your main drainage system is clogged! If you notice anything funky about your pipes, there could be a major problem lying beneath. A minor clog could lead to major problems such as a pipe bursting or leaking. Once a pipe bursts, it can disrupt the whole sewer system, costing you more time and money! This is why it is important to consult a professional when anything goes awry with your pipes.

Keep Your Pipes Clog Free!

When considering getting your pipes fixed,  A&L Cesspool is here to diagnose the problem! When faced with an emergency pipe problem, we are here to help clear it up quickly and efficiently. Our experienced team is knowledgeable in preventing any future issues with your sewer system. We provide the New York City area with the most reliable and affordable services and we would be happy to help. Doing whatever you can to keep your drains and pipes as clear as possible will lengthen the life of your pipes. If you experience any foul odor, or notice that your sink or toilet will not drain, please give us a call at (718) 729-3018! 

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