What To Do When You Have A Clogged Drain?
A clogged drain in Highland Park IL is a problem. No matter which drain in your house or business is blocked, it has to be fixed. Blocked drains can happen at any time, which is why we offer a 24/7 response for emergency situations and convenient repair appointments for drain problems that are not an emergency. We also offer a drain maintenance program for sewer drains. This includes an annual check-up and clean-out. If your pipes are near trees, an annual clean-out helps prevent tree roots from growing all the way into the pipes and causing an obstruction.
Clogged drains happen for a lot of reasons. If you have children in your home or someone recently stopped by with their kids, it is possible that baby wipes, a diaper, a small toy or a wad of toilet paper or paper towels are stopping one of your drains from functioning. A shower drain that is clogged could be due to a hairball from bathing and showering. Toilet drains could be blocked due to feminine hygiene products, baby wipes, diapers or some object that fell into the toilet.
A clogged kitchen drain is often due to grease, oil or starchy foods that get washed down the drain. These substances form a sort of plaque within the drain. Layers and layers of the thick, greasy substance build up. The open part of the drain gets smaller and smaller, eventually filling in with the greasy or waxy stuff. In restaurants and businesses, grease is a common problem in kitchen drains. A clogged drain smells bad and impedes the functioning of the fixture.