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What Causes Plumbing Stoppages?

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Do you have a stoppage in your drain line that is constantly causing problems with your plumbing? If so, it may help to know about what causes stoppages so that you can avoid or prevent them from occurring. Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric has come up with a list of the most common causes of stoppages and possible solutions or ways to prevent them. Just remember that prevention is always better than cure, but if you do have a continuous problem with stoppages then you should call Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric to sort it out before it becomes too big of an issue.

Waste substances that make their way down your drain can often end up creating a stoppage in your system. These include food waste (such as peels, scraps off your plate, grease or oil) and bathroom waste (such as sanitary products, hair, diapers, facial wipes). The best way to avoid stoppages of this nature is to install drain filters that will only let water through and catch any waste material for you to remove and dispose of. Also, you should not flush anything down the toilet that is not toilet paper. If you still have issues with stoppages, then maybe you should look at the type of toilet paper you use and how much you use each time you flush the toilet – toilet paper that doesn’t dissolve could cause an issue once it is flushed. And remember, there is no such thing as a “flushable wipe”.

Outside Influences
If you still have stoppages blocking your drains, there could be a few outside influences that are contributing to the problem. Tree roots often make their way into your outside drains and can block them up or break them, which will also cause a severe stoppage. A build up of debris (such as leaves, dirt, mould, sticks, and insects) can contribute to stoppages. If you suspect that you may have one of these issues, you should call Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric to assess the situation, diagnose the problem, and take care of it in a professional manner and with the right tools.

Problem Pipes
Pipes that are made from copper or galvanized steel are known to degrade over time. When this happens, not only do the pipes breakdown, but also the bits of pipe that get washed down the line can cause a major stoppage. It is important to get a stoppage cleared as soon as possible as blocked drains can overflow and become a health risk. Not to mention that it could also create water damage to your property or even your neighbor’s property.

Clearing A Stoppage
Got a blocked or stopped-up main sewer line? Call the drain-cleaning experts at ART Plumbing, AC & Electric! Whether it’s roots in the sewer line, flushed objects, or broken drain lines, we have an experienced technician ready to handle it for you. Not only will we clear the stoppage, we can prevent it from reoccurring. Plus, we’ll provide a FREE video inspection of your main sewer line so you can see what’s going on down there. Give us a call now, or visit to schedule an appointment online today.


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