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Clogged Drain Repair in Columbia, MO and Surrounding Areas

The longer you leave the issue, the more serious the clog could become—and increase the potential damage. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Columbia is available everyday around the clock to assist in plumbing repairs. Our licensed Columbia plumbing experts use modern equipment like the HydroScrub jetting and plumbing video camera to pinpoint your drain’s issue.

Regular drain cleaning can prevent most clogs before they happen. Save yourself a headache tomorrow by acting ahead today.

Common causes of clogged drains

  • Hair - Hair can grab onto fat or grease stuck in the pipes.
  • Mineral Buildup - Hard water is the cause for mineral buildup. It could be prevented by installing a water softener. If this isn’t an option, annual sediment removal is recommended.
  • Tree Roots - Even the smallest cracks in your underground pipes can bring in tree root growth. Inside your pipes. tree roots grow quickly obstructing water flow.
  • Soap - The products that go into making most soaps combine with minerals to create soap scum. The scum sticks to the walls of your drain, eventually causing blockage.
  • Dirt - Excess dirt and mud on clothing can be an unexpected drain clogger. Shake your clothing off before throwing them into the wash. Your drains can’t wash away everything!
  • Toilet Paper Buildup - Another reason to be mindful of toilet paper use! Excess toilet paper can often be fixed with a plunger, but if your toilet fills while draining, it’s time to call Mr. Rooter.
  • Food - Food chunks should not go down a sink even with a garbage disposal. If you can’t swallow it, neither can your drain.

Watch out for signs like water draining extremely slow, gurgling sounds coming out of your drains, and even foul smells in the kitchen or bathroom!

What can I put in my garbage disposal?

Garbage disposals are great resources to cut down on clogging and trash smells, but there are some items that should never go down that drain.

Never place large food chunks down your garbage disposal. Coffee grounds and oils should also be avoided. Animal bones, egg shells, and nuts should also be avoided since they will cause damage to your disposals.

When in doubt, call Mr. Rooter. We always have time for plumbing questions.