You rely on your drainage system to complete routine tasks in your home. If it blocks, you’ll find it hard to clean, cook, and bathe. If you ignore the problem for an extended period, extensive plumbing damage can occur, resulting in considerable repairs. Luckily, the team at Gray Plumbing is committed to helping you keep your drains clean and clog-free year-round through routine inspections and cleanings. We offer professional, affordable, and effective drain cleaning services in Fairfield, CA. We have the skills, tools, and experience to remove all sorts of clogs without causing further damage to your plumbing, landscaping, and other structures.

Causes of Clogging

Clogged drains are a common plumbing problem in Fairfield, CA households. Clogs are usually caused by what you allow to go down your drains. But by knowing the common causes of clogging, you can keep your plumbing working optimally and avoid expensive plumbing repairs.

Food Particles and Grease

In the kitchen, you may take precautions to stop food particles, fats, grease, and oils from entering your drains, but it’s often hard to catch everything. When these substances get into the drain, they coat the walls of pipes and combine with other debris to form a thick sludge that can block the pipes. The simplest way to avoid this problem is to collect used fats, oils, and grease in a can or jar and dispose of it in the trash. Also, consider setting up a composite bin for food scraps instead of disposing of them in the trash.

Soap Scum

Soap is supposed to make things clean, right? But when you use excessive soap over time, the residue can accumulate and form clogs. Soaps usually leave a residue behind the pipes that can restrict water flow. Moreover, soap scum usually combines with mineral deposits, hair, and other debris, causing tough clogs. In Fairfield, CA, drain cleaning services and professional pressure washing can remove these clogs. Also, soap-free washes can help prevent the initial clog from forming in the first place.


Hair, whether animal fur or human, is among the worst culprits of pipe clogs. Over time, it clumps up with soap residue, grease, and other viscous things, wreaking havoc on your pipes. Installing drain screens in bathtubs and showers helps stop as much hair as possible from entering the drains.

Tree Roots

Even tiny cracks in the pipes can create a way for tree roots to infiltrate your pipes. As the roots grow inside the pipe, they can cause a complete obstruction or pipe rapture, necessitating costly repairs. Our hydro jetting services can remove tree root clogs, restoring normal flow.

Mineral Deposits

Water consists of a myriad of minerals. If you use hard water, mineral deposits can accumulate on pipe walls, creating obstructions. Pipe descaling and hydrojetting effectively eliminate mineral deposits and other obstructions. Moreover, installing a water softener resolves hard water issues.

Say Goodbye to Drain Clogs With a Professional Cleaning Service From Gray Plumbing

If you’re having issues with a clogged drain, contact Gray Plumbing immediately. We’ll conduct a plumbing inspection to find what’s blocking your pipes and determine the most appropriate cleaning method. We usually employ traditional drain snaking and water jetting techniques. These two approaches to drain cleaning are effective, environmentally friendly, and safe. We guarantee to leave your sewer pipes flowing freely.