Blog Battling Backups: A-Team Plumbing Services' Strategies for Preventing Blocked Drains Jun 21, 2024

Blocked drains can be a homeowner's worst nightmare. From foul odors to overflowing sinks, dealing with a blocked drain can disrupt your daily routine and cause stress. At A-Team Plumbing Services, Inc., we understand the importance of maintaining a properly functioning plumbing system. That's why we've compiled a list of strategies to help prevent blocked drains and keep your pipes flowing smoothly.

One of the most common causes of blocked drains is a buildup of hair, soap scum, and other debris in the bathroom sink or shower drain. To prevent this, we recommend using a drain strainer to catch hair and other debris before it has a chance to accumulate in your pipes. Regularly cleaning your drain strainer can help ensure that water can flow freely through your drains.

In the kitchen, food scraps and grease are often the culprits behind blocked drains. To prevent these issues, avoid pouring grease down the drain and use a sink strainer to catch food scraps before they can clog your pipes. Running hot water down the drain after using the sink can help dissolve grease and prevent it from sticking to the walls of your pipes.

Another common cause of blocked drains is tree roots invading underground pipes. While it may be difficult to prevent this entirely, regular maintenance from a professional plumber can help catch potential issues before they become major problems. Our team at A-Team Plumbing Services, Inc. offers pipe inspection services to identify any tree root intrusion early on.

In addition to these preventative measures, it's important to be mindful of what you flush down the toilet. Items like paper towels, sanitary products, and baby wipes can easily cause blockages in your sewer line. Stick to flushing only toilet paper to avoid unnecessary clogs.

Regular maintenance is key to preventing blocked drains. Our team at A-Team Plumbing Services, Inc. recommends scheduling a yearly inspection and cleaning of your plumbing system. This can help catch minor issues before they turn into major headaches and keep your pipes in top condition.

If you do experience a blocked drain despite your best efforts, don't hesitate to contact us at A-Team Plumbing Services, Inc. Our experienced plumbers are equipped with the tools and knowledge to quickly and effectively clear your drains and get your plumbing system back on track.

By following these preventative strategies and investing in regular maintenance, you can help keep your drains clear and avoid the hassle of dealing with a blocked drain. Trust the experts at A-Team Plumbing Services, Inc. to help you battle back against backups and keep your plumbing system running smoothly.

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