As a homeowner you will need a plumber that knows drain cleaning. Whenever you have a clogged drain you need to know who to call. Always hire plumbers with the proper skills. During the bad economic times we’ve seen many people try to fix complicated plumbing problems themselves, usually this ends up costing more money at the end of the day.
Sometimes basic drain clogs and blockages can be cleared fairly easily try using your plunger before calling the pros. If the plunger doesn’t do the job. At this point you should be calling a professional plumber that will know what to do.
Most home owners are familiar with the sewer rooter machine known as “snake”. Snakes or drain cleaning machines will do the job most of the time. A snake can clear grease, minor roots and hair inside the drain/sewer lines. But what most home owners don’t know is that the snake won’t clear the drains 100%. For Example when dealing with grease the snake will open a hole to temporarily clear the blockage, but with little time the drain will clog again. This is the main reason why sometimes you will have to clean the same drain many times. When it comes to roots, if the roots are too big, even with a cutter blade at the tip of the snake will not do the trick. The snake could get stuck, it won’t clean a drain or if it clears the drain it will only be part of the diameter not the full diameter of the pipe.
Reasons For A Clog
Hair clogs. Every time you or a family member takes a shower or bath some hairs are rinsed down the drain. Over time these hairs build up in the pipes and can obstruct the flow of water.
Toilet problems. Toilet tissue and facial cleaning pads among other items can clog pipes and cause overflowing toilets. When a plunger doesn’t work, call us!
Root intrusions. Roots can break through your pipes and cause an obstruction that will eventually stop the flow of water and debris.
Grease and food particles from your kitchen sink can result in a total blockage of your pipes. It is not recommended to dispose the leftover grease down the kitchen sink, since grease when it cools down solidifies into fat and once a ring of fat is created it tends to keep on growing as we pour more grease down the kitchen sink. The best practice is to let any leftover grease or oil cool down and dispose it in the trash.
Dry leaves and mud. During fall season many trees lose their leaves and these if not picked up can accumulate in your outdoor drains. Mud clogs can be very tricky since their length varies. Depending on their length they need to be approach differently. Call us sooner rather than later if you think you have a mud clog in your garden drains!