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Weird Causes of Drain Clogs!

water-filtration-systemsOn our blog posts, we like to address the more common issues our consumers may run into with their plumbing systems. Drain and toilet clogs are one of the most common problem—quite possibly the most common—type of plumbing issue. But on this post, we want to do a little something different: list a few of strange and more uncommon reasons for drains to clog. You’ll need a professional plumber to handle these problems.

Cement

How does cement get into drains? Usually during remodeling. If cement is used to close up a drain that is no longer used, it may end up getting into a drain that is being used.

Smartphones

A smartphone won’t fit down kitchen and sink drains—but it can fall into the toilet and end up accidentally trapped in the drainpipe. This is starting to become a more frequent problem as smartphones are carried everywhere.

Cat litter

Please don’t dispose of cat litter down the toilet or the garbage disposal! Cat litter particles are heavy and settle easily down in the drains to cause clogs. Even worse, they clump together and become an obstinate blockage.

Rats and mice

This isn’t a pleasant thought for most people, who don’t want rats and mice in their homes, period. But vermin getting into a house can always crawl into the drains, creating a messy situation.

Children’s toys

Young children like to stick toys everywhere, often in places they shouldn’t. A small child’s toy going down the drain or toilet can turn into a major clog.

No matter what has clogged up your home’s drains, call on our team for drain cleaning that will solve the problem. We use the best tools to ensure your drains are both cleaned and unclogged.

Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. serves Delaware County & The Main Line, PA with excellent plumbing service.

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