Do My Drains Need To Be Cleaned Or Cleared Out?
All homeowners dread having a clogged or very slow draining sink. Unfortunately, these issues will crop up from time to time. It's important that you understand how to address both issues. The two processes that we're going to focus on are drain clearing and drain cleaning.
What is Drain Clearing?
If your sink, shower, or other water fixture won't drain at all, it's a sign that you have a clog in your plumbing. It's best to use a plumber's snake, also referred to as an auger, to try and remove the clog. This tool will only work for clogs that are near the surface of the drain.
If you don't have a plumber's snake, you can opt for mixing up hot water, baking soda, and vinegar.
Give it 30 minutes and see if your clog has cleared. If you're unable to clear the clog, leave the drain clearing up to a professional plumbing service. A professional will have the right tools, like a sewer line camera. These can help to identify where the clog is at and remove it.
What is Drain Cleaning?
As a general rule of thumb, it's best to resist putting certain items down your sink. These include grease, hair, and solid objects. Over time, these unnecessary items can create gunk on the inside of your piping. This can result in a clogging or partial clogging of your drain system. The most common sign that your drain needs a cleaning are slow draining sinks and frequent clogs.
Drain cleaning uses a professional-grade motorized auger with pressurized water. This forces gunk and other debris from the inside of your piping. This process removes all the debris stuck in your plumbing. It then forces it down into the main sewer or septic tank. This will leave your plumbing nice and clean on the inside, which will allow water to drain better. Additionally, you won't have to worry about constant clogs. Continue to be mindful of what you put down your drain pipes.
Contact Us Today
If you're struggling with your household plumbing, be sure to contact us today. Let our plumbing experts assess the issue and clean or clear out your drains.