Clogged Drains | Best Pick Reports
Obstructions of hair, food, and
foreign objects are some of the most common clogs. Grease is another culprit.
To avoid these clogs, homeowners can put strainers over their drains and make
sure not to dispose of toiletries, grease, and large pieces of solid food via
Over time, limescale, the chronic
mineral buildup precipitated by hard water, can also impede drainage and hasten
corrosion. In areas with hard water, installing a water softener is the surest
way to deter limescale.
Despite preventative measures,
some clogs habitually return. Recurring clogs might be due to improperly
installed pipes—for example, sharp, 90-degree turns in the drain system; pipes
that are not sufficiently sloped downward; or poor ventilation. If the
circumstances call for it, a drain specialist will take a moment to check for
congenital issues like these.