There are many causes for slow drains, many of them may not be as critical as one would think. Oftentimes, slow drains are a result of common issues that are easily fixable. Here are some common causes of slow drains.
It is important to only flush human waste and an acceptable amount of toilet paper down a toilet. Items that do not belong in a toilet can cause blockages which can lead to slow draining and even clogs. Some items include baby wipes, feminine hygiene, excessive amounts of toilet paper, and diapers. Avoiding putting foreign objects in your toilet can help reduce the chances of slow draining and clogging.
You may notice that your washing machine drain is running kind of slow. This may because when washing clothes, fibers are released and over time can build-up in the drain of your washer which can cause slow draining.
Showers and Tub
The most common cause of a slow drain in a bathroom is hair getting stuck in the P-Trap(the circular part of pipe below the drain). Another cause is soap scum becoming built-up around the surface of the drain leading to slow drainage. Cleaning out the hair on or in the drain after taking a shower can reduce slow drainage and clogs.
Dish Washers and Kitchen Sinks
Food debris, grease, oils, and fats are very common causes of slow draining. Food can build up in the drain and can get stuck causing a clog or a slow drain. Grease and oils like to build-up around the surface of your drain which can lead to slow drainage.
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