Chemical agent used to unclog drains

Drain clogs can be a real nuisance in any home. They can cause a lot of inconvenience, and can even lead to costly repairs. Fortunately, Gator Plumbing of South Florida has the tips and solutions you need to keep your plumbing flowing smoothly.


Common Causes of Clogs

Residential drain clogs are commonly caused by a combination of cumulated substances. One of the most common causes of clogs is an accumulation of hair, soap residue, grease and other debris in the drain. These substances can create an obstruction in the drainage system. In kitchens, fats and oils from cooking can solidify and trap food debris, leading to blockages. In bathrooms, hair and soap often combine, forming clumps that impede water flow. Furthermore, flushing non-flushable items like baby wipes, sanitary products, and cotton swabs down toilets can lead to serious clogs. Other causes of clogs include roots from plants and trees, broken pipes, and foreign objects trapped in the pipes. Regular maintenance and cautious disposal of waste can prevent many of these issues.


Tips for Preventing Clogs

The best way to prevent clogs is to be proactive. Here are some tips from Gator Plumbing of South Florida:

• Avoid pouring oils, fats, and grease down the drain. These can solidify and cause blockages.

• Don’t flush anything other than toilet paper down the toilet.

• Never flush items such as diapers, sanitary napkins, or wipes down the toilet.

• Don’t put foreign objects such as paper towels or cotton swabs down the drain.

• Install a strainer over the drain to catch debris.

• Invest in a hot water recirculating pump, which will help keep your pipes clean.


Solutions for Clogs

If you already have a clog, there are a few ways to clear it. First, you can try using a plunger or a plumber’s snake to dislodge the clog. If that doesn’t work, you can try using a chemical drain cleaner. However, if these solutions don’t work, you may need to contact a professional plumber.

At Gator Plumbing of South Florida, we offer a variety of services to help you clear clogs and keep your plumbing flowing. For example, we can perform rooter plumbing to remove tree roots from your pipes if that is the cause of your clog.

Our experienced team can do more than unclog your drains. We also offer tankless water heater flush and tankless water heater cleaning services. Our team can also help with bathtub repair, repiping a house, and more.


Why Choose Gator Plumbing of South Florida?

Gator Plumbing of South Florida has been in business since 1988, and our team is dedicated to providing quality service. We are proud to serve clients in Broward County, Miami, and Palm Beach County. Our technicians are knowledgeable and experienced, and we use the latest tools and technologies to ensure the best results.

Whether you need help with a clog or other plumbing issues, Gator Plumbing of South Florida is here to help. Contact Gator Plumbing of South Florida today to learn more about our services and get valuable tips and solutions for keeping your plumbing flowing smoothly.