Common Culprits Behind Clogged Drains

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Understanding what causes clogged drains can help you prevent them from occurring in the first place. Read on as our experts at Steady Flow Sewer & Drain discuss some of the most common culprits we often encounter during sewer drain cleaning in Seattle, WA.

Grease and Oil

Some people make it a habit to pour cooking grease, fat, and oil down their drains. While this may seem no big deal, these substances congeal inside pipes and restrict water flow. The best way to prevent this problem is to put used cooking oil and grease in a sealed container and dispose of it in the trash.


Hair is a common reason for a clogged drain, especially those found in bathrooms and showers. Once hair accumulates in pipes, it can quickly create a thick mat of buildup that can trap soap scum, dirt, and other debris, further preventing water from draining properly. Installing drain screens can help catch stray hairs and stop them from entering your plumbing.

Tree Roots

If your drainage system is connected to outdoor pipes, roots from nearby trees can infiltrate the lines and cause a blockage. Tree root intrusion usually requires professional plumbing services, with methods like hydro jetting often needed to completely remove the problem.

Steady Flow Sewer & Drain is the team you can count on for all drain-related needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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