Partial blockage refers to a condition where a sewage pipe or drain is partially closed in the sense that it allows some materials to pass through and the same time holds the rest hence resulting to difficulties in drainage as a result of accumulation of wastes. Unlike total blockage, partial blockage allows some water and fluid materials to pass through. Partial blockage is a common problem, however in the event that it is not resolved immediately, it could pose other serious issues that keeps on recurring in your home. For home owners this could mean hiring a plumber each time the issue occurs and if the root cause is not repaired, it may mean significant repairs, which could take you hundreds, and at times thousands, of dollars.
Partial blockage can likewise be a potential health risk. Dirty water could gather somewhere in your place which could be homes to bacterias and insects. These could present a great health risk to anybody in your home. Thus, one should be mindful of these circumstances that would arise for having blockages in your drainage.
The common cause of partial blockage are solid materials such as food remains, soap, papers and other solid foreign bodies. Once these enter into the drainage pipes they interfere with the steady flow of waste inside the pipe as they accumulate on its sides resulting to poor drainage.
Poor disposal of oil is another common reason for partial blockage. Oil and fat harden once they cool. These substances stick to the sides of your pipes and overtime, amasses to a point where your channel is totally blocked. Ensure that you dispose your oil or fat appropriately and don’t spill these substances down your kitchen sink.