Top 3 causes of drain clogs: Learn how to prevent them

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Drain clogs are a common and frustrating problem, but they can often be prevented. If you’re tired of dealing with clogged drains, it’s important to understand what’s causing them. Here are the top three causes of drain clogs and how to prevent them:

  1. Hair. “Hair today, gone tomorrow” – or at least, that’s how it should be. Unfortunately, hair is a common cause of drain clogs, especially in bathroom sinks and showers. As hair sheds and builds up over time, it can create a blockage in your pipes. To prevent this, use a drain cover or strainer to catch loose hairs before they enter the drain.
  2. Food scraps. “Waste not, want not” – but when it comes to your drains, it’s better to waste than to clog. Many people flush food scraps down their kitchen sink, but this can lead to clogs as the food accumulates and hardens in the pipes. To prevent this, it’s important to dispose of food scraps in the trash instead of flushing them down the sink.
  3. Foreign objects. “Out of sight, out of mind” – but not when it comes to your drains. Foreign objects such as small toys, jewelry, and even toothbrushes can accidentally find their way into drains and cause clogs. Be mindful of what you flush and dispose of these types of items properly to prevent them from entering your plumbing.

By following these tips and using solutions like HOTROD FLO, you can prevent drain clogs and keep your plumbing in top condition. HOTROD FLO is an enzymatic drain cleaner that naturally digests organic material, keeping your drains clean and free of clogs.

If you’re interested in learning more about HOTROD FLO and how it can help prevent drain clogs, contact Popejoy Plumbing, Heating, and Electric at (815) 692-4471 or visit We offer professional drain cleaning and maintenance services, as well as the HOTROD FLO product to help keep your drains flowing smoothly.


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