Clogged Drains? We can help

Drains are an integral part of the household, as they provide a way for water to leave your household in an orderly fashion after it has been used. When drains are working properly it seems like when you release water from the sink or flush a toilet the water just disappears; however, the drainage system in your system is a bit more complicated than that, and being more knowledgeable about your drainage system and pipes will help you out as a homeowner. At Polestar we want to emphasize that drain cleaning is not only a solution to slow or clogged drains, it’s also the way to prevent future drain clogs in the future. Being proactive about cleaning your drains will save you time/money in the future. Here at Polestar we will be able to assist you with drain cleaning in every part of your home. Our plumbers are highly trained in using the most up-to-date machinery to clean drains.

Where do drain clogs occur in the house?

Drain clogs in the house occur most commonly in the following four places:

  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom (both sink, bathtub, and toilet)
  • Basement and/or utility room
  • Outdoor drains

The reason that these are the drains most likely to experience a drainage clog is that they’re the most commonly used drains in the house. Thus, these drains are the ones you need to check most frequently for any type of unnatural buildup.

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Why do drains clog?

Clogged rains are one of the most common household problems. Here in the Kansas City area clogged drains is an issue our plumbing experts face on a daily basis. Drains clog for a number of reasons, and they differ from room to room.

  • Kitchen drains
  • Kitchen drains typically clog slowly over time, as greases, soaps, fats and detergents build up on the inner walls of the pipes and eventually cause blockage. Another reason your kitchen sink could constantly be clogging is that if your sink drain has a smaller diameter than an average drain pipe.

  • Bathroom drains
  • Bathroom sink and tub drains typically clog from human hair. Human hair has a way of sticking to everything it comes into contact with, especially when it’s wet. This leads to an unnatural buildup of it in your drain, creating a clogged drain and necessitating a drain cleaning from a trained professional. Dirt, skin follicles, and soap buildup can also clog bathroom and bathtub drains. Another way bathroom and bathroom drains clog is when a foreign object gets dropped in there on accident, such as a piece of jewelry.

    Toilets clog when people flush items down the drain that do not dissolve or break apart in the water. Items such as these include: feminine hygiene products, cotton-tipped swabs, dental floss, and “flushable” baby-wipes. Apart from these foreign objects, your toilet could be clogging for the following reasons as well: an excess of toilet paper being flushed, hard water deposits, or a problem with the water supply line. Our plumbing experts here at Polestar will be able to diagnose the exact cause of the stoppage.

  • Basement and/or utility room
  • In many basements and utility rooms floor drains are common. These drains swallow up all kinds of sludge and grime like runoff from appliances in your household. Dirt and debris are the main causes of clogs in these drains. An overload will cause a clog, which can result in water backup and even flooding. If this happens it will require immediate attention.

  • Outdoor
  • These drains help channel water away from your home, and many are connected into the city’s sewer system. The sewer system can become clogged with leaves and debris, causing a backup. Our plumbing experts here at Polestar can repair the clogged drain and restore the correct drainage to your house.

All of our trucks are stocked with the necessary equipment and parts to handle any clogged drain in any area of your home. It is our mission to clean or repair your clogged drainage system as quickly as possible at a fair and competitive price. For any plumbing repair around Kansas City call us at 913-432-3342.