The winter months are often associated with more time inside of the home with friends and family. While this can be a great blessing, it can also put your drains through extra work. People may be showering more often, or you are preparing larger meals that run the risk of unwanted cooking material making its way into your drain system. If you notice your drains taking unexpected time to drain, or are completely clogged, you’ll want to take immediate action before the problem becomes worse.
Why Your Drains Clog
In general, we understand that some things like grease and oil don’t belong down the drain. While we try to be proactive, debris does go down our pipes and can often get stuck. This debris can be hair, soap scum, cooking substances, and other unwanted material that can build up over time.
Once winter hits, cold weather will stiffen or solidify whatever debris is in the pipes. This can create a situation where your pipes drain slowly or not at all. This is a common occurrence in bathrooms and kitchens, especially in the winter months where more people may be utilizing these spaces more frequently or large meals are being prepared.
When this happens, you can try to carefully pour boiling water down the drain slowly to naturally push out anything blocking the drain. If that doesn’t work, your next best option is calling in a professional who can better assist and repair the situation.
Clearing Your Drains
Having a blocked drain in your kitchen or bathroom can be quite an annoyance. It can lead to unwanted smells, and further damage if left unattended. If you are unable to clear the drain yourself, or if the problem becomes a regular occurrence, it may be a sign you need a professional to assess the issue. Contact us to learn more about how we can help.