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Reasons Why Your Pipes Could Be Clogged!

Water comes into the home from the main water line and leaves home through sewage and drainage pipes. Over time, water may start draining slower and, eventually, it can result in clogged toilets, sinks, and drains. There can be a variety of reasons for clogs, including:

  • Toddlers – As they explore the world around them, young children can become curious about water, especially during the potty training phase. This may lead them to experiment with flushing excessive amounts of toilet paper, toys, or stuffed animals, which can cause clogs in the toilet or drain.
  • Hair – Hair shedding during bathing and showering and hair that falls down the drain during shaving can accumulate over time and form a clump that obstructs the water flow and causes drainage issues.
  • Oil/Grease – Cooking oil and bacon grease may seem harmless to pour down the kitchen sink, but they can stick to the pipe walls and accumulate over time, causing blockages similar to those caused by fatty deposits in arteries.
  • Paper – Non-biodegradable papers and paper towels are not designed to be flushed down the toilet and can easily clog up the pipes, leading to toilet overflows and bathroom flooding.
  • Soap/Shaving/Hair Gels – These grooming products can also stick to the pipe walls and hair clumps, exacerbating clogs and causing slow drainage. To address any issues with water leaks, slow draining sinks, clogged toilets, and more, contact Met Plumbing & Air Conditioning at 281-603-9949. Let us help you keep your plumbing system running smoothly!
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