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My Pipes are Clogged. When Is It Bad Enough to Hire a Plumber?

Mar 18, 2016

In many cases, even inexperienced homeowners can fix their clogged pipes and drains. However, certain circumstances require knowledge, skill, and experience. Not everyone understands the intricacies of plumbing and drains, which is okay! That is why plumbers exist. In order to fix your clogged pipes, you will need to determine exactly where the problem exists.

Common Causes of Clogged Pipes

Clogs can occur unexpectedly. It seems like they appear during the most inconvenient of moments, like when you are ready to wash your dishes or guests are set to arrive. If you have children, you probably are also accustomed to clogged pipes. Many factors may create blocks in your plumbing.

Common causes of clogs include:

  • Feminine hygiene products become trapped in the pipes
  • Grease or oil builds up
  • Hair or floss get entangled in the pipes
  • Dirt and leaves settle into the pipes

For issues such as hair clogs, you can use drain snakes to break the buildup. For problems of grease or oil, you can pour certain drain openers. However, some matters cannot be fixed easily. Plumber have experience handling the stickiest of situations. To prevent further damage, you should call for professional help.

When to call a plumber:

  • When your drains or pipes need to be disassembled to fix
  • When you need new pipes installed
  • If you do not have experience unclogging blockage
  • You are uncomfortable with dealing with plumbing problems

If you have a clogged pipe, call our bluefrog plumbers today. We have the experience and skill to get you out of the most “hairy” situations. Fixing pipes can be a wet and messy affair. Don’t get your hands dirty when we can do it for you. With our team of professionals, you can rest assured the job will be done correctly the first time. Call us today.

Categories: Plumbing, Bathroom Tips, Drains

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