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At Smith’s Plumbing Services, our Memphis plumbers provide exceptional plumbing services for individuals, families, and businesses throughout our community. We understand how inconvenient it is to deal with slow or clogged drains, and we know how to repair or replace your stubborn drains quickly and effectively. If left untreated, a clogged drain can lead to further damage and bigger problems. Not to mention, attempting to fix the problem yourself with a plunger or chemical products can lead to damage of your pipes or fixtures.

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Top Reasons Drains Get Clogged

Clogged drains are one of the most common types of plumbing issues, though they can quickly escalate into major problems if they are not addressed promptly. From slow water drainage to corrosion, flooding, or even sewage backup, a clogged kitchen or bathroom drain can lead to a myriad of problems and costly repairs. Fortunately, many drain clogs can be prevented by recognizing their causes.

Most common household drain clogs are caused by:

  • Hair
  • Soap
  • Food waste
  • Tree roots
  • Small objects
  • Toilet paper
  • Cooking grease

Effective Tips to Avoid Drain Blockages

Homeowners face many challenges in the upkeep of the home and clogged drains present one of the largest nuisances. Most of us like easy and quick solutions, so it can be tempting to run to the store and purchase special drain unclogging solutions like chemical cleaners. These have been known to cause more problems for drains in the long run. They may wear out the inner surface of the pipes and over time, lead to leaks and other wear and tear.

Follow these tips to keep your drains clear:

  • Even if you have a garbage disposal, many of us resist tossing trash such as orange peels, banana peels, egg shells, potato skins, and coffee grounds.
  • Run cold water while the garbage disposal runs, so that the waste has a chance to run fully through the system.
  • Avoid pouring oil or grease down the drain, as this can solidify and get stuck to the pipes.
  • Consider purchasing screens to catch food, hair, and other wastes.
  • You should never flush large amounts of paper down the toilet, particularly feminine products as they can clog the toilet and even the entire sewer system.
  • Make it a regular habit to clear out the drains of hair and other particles that may have built up in the pipes.
  • Schedule an appointment with a licensed plumber to periodically clean out the drains from the root. We can snake the main line to get to the source, saving you on costly repairs later on.

Why Choose Our Memphis Drain Cleaning Experts

We recognize that you would not want just anyone entering your home or place of business. When you hire us, our professionals will show up to perform the job with a positive attitude. We always remain respectful and courteous of our surroundings - regardless of if we are performing a service at an apartment, house, or office space. We believe it is our duty to show up on time, work efficiently and effectively, and leave our clients feeling completely satisfied with the job we have performed.

We have been in business for more than a decade, serving customers throughout Memphis and the surrounding cities in Tennessee. Our company has earned an excellent reputation over the years, received a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating, and we are a member of both the Bartlett Chamber of Commerce and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.

Step-by-Step Guide to Fixing an Overflowing Toilet

Dealing with an overflowing toilet can be a messy and stressful situation, but with the right approach, you can resolve it quickly. Here's a step-by-step guide:

Stop the Flow: First, locate the toilet's water supply valve, typically located behind or near the toilet. Turn it clockwise to shut off the water flow to the toilet. This will prevent further water from entering the bowl.

Protect the Area: Lay down towels or newspapers around the toilet to minimize water damage and make cleanup easier.

Use a Plunger: Grab a flange or bell-shaped plunger, ensuring a good seal over the drain hole. Push down firmly and then pull up quickly. Repeat this motion several times. The pressure should dislodge the clog and allow water to flow freely.

If Plunging Fails: If the plunger doesn't work, consider using a toilet auger or snake. Insert it into the drain and turn the handle clockwise while pushing it in. This can break up and remove stubborn clogs.

Restore Water Supply: Once the toilet drains properly, carefully turn the water supply valve counterclockwise to restore the water flow.

Test and Clean: Flush the toilet to ensure it's working correctly. Dispose of any contaminated materials and sanitize the area.

Remember, if you're unsure or the problem persists, it's best to call our plumbers to avoid further damage or complications.

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