How to Deal with Sand Clogging Your Drain
Sand and Drains: The Basics
One of the unspoken truths about living near a beach is the fact that the sand that you wash off of your body in the shower or sink can become stuck there and clog those drains. The way that water generally flows through pipes leaves many opportunities for particulate matter (especially sand) to become stuck and build up. This build-up of sand eventually leads to a clogged drain. One of the most common areas for sand to become trapped is in the trap of the pipe near the sink and shower drain. The purpose of this trap is to prevent sewer gas from coming through the pipe and into the home. Once clogged with sand, many of the common suggestions used for cleaning out drains will not work. Draino will not remove sand and washing more water down the drain, obviously, will also not be an option. If possible, the best option is always going to be to hose off the sand outside prior to going into your home and showering or using the sink.
What to Do About A Sand-Clogged Drain?
If you have found that your drain is clogged because of sand (or any other reason), it is important to get the problem taken care of as quickly as possible. Doing so is not difficult. Find a licensed, bonded, and insured company that is qualified to handle the problem. Finding a company that is well established and has a good reputation in the Southern California area (such as Waterworks 911) is important. Whether a drain has been clogged by sand from one of the many beaches in the area (Long Beach, Santa Monica, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, etc.) or has simply become clogged due to use, finding a good company to fix the problem should be a top priority.
If you’ve waited too long for your clogged drain and need emergency plumbing service we can quickly and affordably take care of your needs. We are proudly serving Southern California with both residential and commercial properties including: Los Angeles County and branching out to North Orange County, part of San Bernardino/Riverside counties, and even South Ventura County.