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Everyday Items That Cause Drain Clogs

a person washing a greasy pan on the sink Cuyahoga Falls, OH

It’s easy to assume that anything that goes down the drain will be filtered and processed by the municipal sewer system. However, this is far from the truth. In fact, there are several items that shouldn’t be put down the drain, as they can cause a severely clogged drain, pollute the water supply, and contribute to environmental damage.

Lee Services takes a closer look at the everyday items you should never dispose of in the drains:

1. Fat, Oil, and Grease

It may seem harmless to pour fat, oil, and grease down the sink—after all, they are liquid, right? However, these substances solidify once they cool down, which can stick to the pipe interior and build up until water can no longer pass through. This results in backups, which can be costly to address. Besides regular drain cleaning in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, you can avoid severe clogs by throwing oil and grease in the trash can.

2. Hair

Hair strands inevitably fall off as you take a shower. They can get washed down the drain and accumulate quickly in the pipes, causing water to drain slowly or stop altogether. In this case, you might need drain snaking to remove the hair buildup and other debris impeding water flow. An easy way to keep it from causing clogs is using drain covers.

3. Cotton and Paper Products

Cotton balls, paper towels, tampons, and other similar products spell trouble for your drains. They increase in size as they absorb water, which means they can easily interfere with your plumbing system. Should your sink or toilet gets blocked, don’t hesitate to call us for drain cleaning services.

4. Flushable Wipes

You might have seen adverts for flushable wipes, making them enticing to buy. However, any drain cleaning company wouldn’t recommend disposing of them in the toilet. Compared to toilet paper, they don’t easily disintegrate in water, resulting in clogs. This goes the same for flushable cat litter.

Don’t wait for clogs to cause a plumbing disaster. Once you spot a slow-moving or blocked drain, contact C. Lee Services immediately for a prompt fix. Get in touch with us to schedule an appointment.

Do I Have to Be Home? We typically request that our customers, or an adult at the very least are home to grant us access to the pipes as needed, but they do not need to be home for the entirety of our visit on their property while repairs are being finished.

Will I Need To Move Furniture? Normally we won’t require our customers to move furniture or household items, but if there are a lot of items blocking access to the pipes, we will need to move some of them out of the way.

How Long Will You Need To Fix My Pipes? The time needed to finish our work is will be defined based on the damage we find in the pipes, and repairs can be as short as a few hours or a couple of days depending on what is required of our team.

When Do I Pay For Your Services? Customers will pay us for our repair and cleaning services after we finish our work on their property. In addition, we offer options for financing as needed.

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