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How to Fix Slow-draining Plumbing

Posted in: Drains

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A sluggish drain is a common, if annoying, problem for homeowners. While a slow-draining sink or tub can be easy to fix, it may also be a sign of a more serious issue with your plumbing system. Whether big or small, David Gray Plumbing can help with your drainage problems.

What Causes a Slow Drain

A slow drain is often the result of buildup in the drainage pipes, whether from hair, bath soaps or other debris. The blockage makes the pipe space smaller and slows the progress of the draining water.

A more serious problem may exist when there are draining issues in more than one sink, tub or shower. This could be an indication of a main water line blockage, which will stop water from draining in your home. While a main water line blockage is often caused by similar materials as those that clog smaller fixtures, it can lead to worst-case scenarios - such as leaving you without water or even flooding your home with sewage water.  

How to Fix the Drain

Homeowners can often quickly solve drainage problems that occur in one area. Simply remove the pop-up in your sink or tub, then get rid of any hair or debris. If you still have drainage problems, the blockage may be deeper in the pipes or harder to break apart, and it's time to call a professional plumber for help.

For homeowners facing drainage problems in multiple areas, contact a professional immediately to avoid major plumbing issues. 

As always, it is better to be safe than sorry. Addressing your concerns now can save you headaches and expenses down the road. If you need help cleaning out your plumbing system, call David Gray Plumbing at 904.724.7211.

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