Count on our experience for drain cleaning in San Antonio, TX
When water backs up into your sink, or overflows from your washing machine drain line onto your utility room floor, call Quest, your best resource for an experienced plumber in San Antonio, Texas. Not only will we unclog your drain, but we can also determine the cause so that it doesn’t happen again.
Following are common items that can cause drains become clogged.
Pouring cooking grease, oil or fat into a sink can create a blockage. Even though the grease may be in liquid when it is put into the sink, it turns into a solid as it cools. Instead of putting grease in the sink, keep an aluminum can or milk carton handy to use for collecting grease and then dispose of it properly.
Toilet paper is specially made to break down quickly in water. Most other types of paper are not, including paper towels, napkins, feminine hygiene products, diapers, cleaning wipes, dental floss and cigarettes. Some paper products say they are biodegradable, but that does not mean they are safe to flush in your commode.
While you might think it is safe to put most food items through your garbage disposal, the truth is that there are many foods you should put into your garbage instead. Items to keep out of your garbage disposal include cooked or uncooked pasta, cooked or uncooked rice, cooked or raw meat, potatoes, potato peels, fruit rinds, flour, eggshells, asparagus, onion peels, lettuce and other green leafy vegetables, celery, corn husks, bones and coffee grounds. When you do place food in your garbage disposal, run the cold water for several seconds to make sure the food is flushed through the pipes.
Use a filter or strainer to keep hair from doing down the drain of your shower, bathtub and sink.
Avoid using bath salts because they may be too coarse to break down in your bath water and end up causing a blockage in your drain.