If you’ve noticed your drains are draining slowly or you repeatedly have to remove clogs, it’s probably time to do a thorough drain cleaning routine in your home. Build up accumulates inside the pipes as the years pass. If they are not occasionally cleaned out, the passageway becomes narrower and narrower as a grease, hair and other gunk attaches to the insides of the pipes.
Pipes aren’t supposed to collect a layer of gunk. They are designed to allow waste material to flow easily, without catching or sticking to the sides of the pipes. However, if you’ve used harsh drain cleaners or if the pipes are old and deteriorating, the pipes may also be suffering from corrosion, which makes it all the more likely that material will collect on the inside of the pipes instead of flowing through smoothly.