Recurring Clogs and Their Causes

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Drain clogs are a significant plumbing problem. And while a clogged drain might appear straightforward to repair, fixing repeated obstructions can be a bit more challenging especially if you don’t know what’s causing it. Furthermore, if you don’t address the blocked drains immediately, they might damage your property.

Fortunately, Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter offers excellent drain cleaning in Bellevue, WA. You can rely on us to determine what’s causing the recurring clogs around your property.

Tree Roots

The persistent clogging of your drains may be due to tree roots if you reside in an area with many trees. When left unchecked for too long, tree roots invade everything in their path, even sewage pipes. You can hire a drain cleaning company to remove the tree roots. However, you may have to

Mineral and Limescale Buildup

While mineral buildup along the interior of your pipes can seem negligible at first, they can form complex masses that may clog pipes over time. This is especially true when you’ve got hard water , or water that has higher concentration of minerals such as calcium and magnesium. As a result, the water in your pipes and drains stops flowing due to mineral buildup, requiring drain cleaning services.

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A clogged drain might result from flushing down moist wipes, cotton swabs, or tampons. When wet, tampons swell, resulting in severe clogging problems. Therefore, you should avoid using the toilet to dispose of non-flushable items.Hair is another primary cause of clogged pipes and drains because it readily combines with other sticky things to form globs. You can install drain covers or hire our company for drain snaking, which is the ideal solution to these types of clogs.

A Plumbing Error

Clogged drains might occur due to a pipe that is not aligned correctly. The offset reduces the diameter of the outlet through which wastewater must travel as it leaves the fixture.

Call Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter and let us solve your clogging issues for good.

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