Why Do My Pipes Clog Easily?

Why Pipes Clog

Feel like your drains are always backing up? You could be unintentionally causing clogs that give you plumbing frustration in your Lubbock, Texas, home. Assess your behavior and give us a call to resolve your plumbing issues.

You Have Long Hair

People with long hair are notorious for clogging up plumbing. Even a few long hairs can create a snarl that gets caught in pipes, and catches everything that tries to go down after it. If the clog is close to the drain opening, you can get a short snake and try to get it out yourself. If it’s further down, you won’t be able to fix it on your own and will need to call us. Once the clog is resolved, put a hair catcher in your shower to prevent any additional hair from washing down.

You Let Food Down the Drain

Even garbage disposals can’t handle everything, like oil and coffee grounds. But if you don’t have a garbage disposal, no food should go down your kitchen sink. Too much food will collect in your pipes and create clogs. If you accidentally let a tiny amount of food down sporadically, you’ll probably be ok. If you shove food down your drain as though you have a garbage disposal, that’s no good. Get a sink insert that will catch your food, so you can empty it into the garbage.

Your Pipes Need a Pro Cleaning

Old pipes just need to be cleaned more often than new ones, especially if they’re cast iron. If you’re tempted to reach for the drain cleaner, don’t. Call us instead. We can get your pipes flowing swiftly without resorting to chemicals.

Everyone needs a plumber once in a while, so make sure you’re using the BTAC professionals for your plumbing needs. We’ll get the job done fast and leave you with clean pipes. After all, isn’t life easier when you aren’t dealing with clogs all the time? Call us today at 806-589-1014.

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