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Drains are important. After all, they whisk away dirt when you wash your hands, dirty and used water after you take a shower, and the used water from your dishwasher. The water flows down your drains and heads to your local wastewater treatment facility to be cleansed and put back into use. However, as most of us know, drains become clogged, which then requires a call to your local plumber to unclog the drains.

Webb’s Select-A-Service offers drain cleaning services in Altonah and the surrounding areas. We are a family-owned and operated business that has been offering drain cleaning and septic system services for over 40 years. Below, we’ll go over some common items that can clog your drains. Contact us today for 24/7 emergency plumbing services!



Hair can definitely cause problems for drains, and the longer your hair, the more likely they are to cause problems. Hair by itself can clog drains; however, hair can get trapped in other items that for whatever reason didn’t wash down your drains, causing an even bigger problem than before. Webb’s Select-A-Service in Altonah recommends you invest in drain traps to clean out if you believe your hair may cause a clogged drain.


Food of all types can clog drains, especially fruit peels and rinds. If you have a garbage disposal, it’s best to scrape all of your food into that sink, and then wash them in the dishwasher. Bones and hard particles are best put in the trash can and not your disposal at all. Food that is washed down your sinks in big chunks are the most likely culprits in a clogged drain caused by food items.

Soap Residue

If you think of your pipes like you think of your arteries, you can see why soap residue, over time, can clog your pipes. Soap has adhesives that can cling to the walls of your pipes. As time passes, these can build up, leading to clogged pipes as the water flow is restricted. Webb’s Select-A-Service in Altonah recommends that you invest in more natural, drain-friendly soaps to help prevent a clogged pipe caused by soap residue.

Tree Roots

While no fault of your own, tree roots is a problem that all homeowners and business people need to consider for clogged drains. Clogs caused by tree roots is a slow process as the tree’s roots have to penetrate your piping (which is often at the end of its life) in order to cause a clog. We all know trees grow, but not with supersonic speed. Thus, a clog caused by tree roots has probably been in the making for years.


Webb’s Select-A-Service serves the Altonah area with top-notch plumbing and drain unclogging needs. If you live in your house long enough, you’ve probably had a touch drain clog that needed a professional plumber to unclog. A lot of the clogs we see is from normal day-to-day living that just produces materials that build up over time. Contact us today for your next plumbing repair need!