Drain Cleaning

We only realize the importance of drains when they get clogged and become nearly unusable. When this happens, disruptions in our daily activities occur. What once were easy tasks, such as taking a bath and washing the dishes, become a struggle. 

Drainage systems are important in the ins and outs of our daily lives. It is composed of all the piping that conveys liquid waste, rainwater, and sewage. Its primary purpose is to collect and dispose of excess water and waste as quickly and efficiently as possible. A blockage in any of the pipes can affect the plumbing system in many different ways.

Common reasons for drain cleaning

Even the simplest of household items can cause drains to get clogged. The most common ones are as follows:

  • Food waste
  • Hair
  • Soap
  • Oil
  • Toilet paper, wipes, and diapers
  • Cotton swabs
  • Cat litter
  • Leaves
  • Tree roots

If these items are not removed, it can wreak havoc in your drainage system. However, because drains are not visible to the naked eye, we can only guess when they will get clogged. Fortunately, there are a variety of signs that can tell us it’s time to schedule an appointment with a plumbing expert.

When to call a drain cleaning expert?

Slowed drains

When you realize that you are already standing in dirty water in the middle of taking a shower, then it is time to contact the pros. A slow-moving drain is the most obvious sign that you need professional drain cleaning services. 

Strange sounds

Gurgling sounds in the drains mean that air is trapped, and something is not right with your main plumbing line. They could either indicate a partial blockage, a drain venting problem, or, worse, a failing septic system. 

Recurring clogs

It can be frustrating to experience clogs even after snaking your line. A recurring clog is a sign of a more significant drain problem. This can be a frequent issue for those who have a double basin kitchen sink.

Backed-up toilet

Similar to slowed drains, a backed-up toilet means that there is a blockage somewhere between the toilet and the sewer system. When water moves very slowly, or you find yourself flushing one too many times, then it’s time to have the experts, such as DrainRooter Plumbing, handle the job.

Foul odor from the drain

When you notice a strange odor from your drain, it’s highly likely that too much grease and food waste are stuck in the pipeline. This could also mean that the blockage had been there for quite some time, and the problem is quite severe. If this is not removed immediately, water can back flow and pipes may burst unexpectedly.

Wall molds

Molds and mildew grow in damp areas. Therefore, if you see them in walls, the possibility that there are damaged sewer lines is likely. They can be seen as discolorations on the walls or in areas around the toilet base.

While some may argue that do-it-yourself remedies are enough, but there is nothing like letting the experts do it for you. For one, they have the skills and experience that we do not have. Also, they are equipped with the latest tools and equipment that can not only unclog your drains but can also detect impending issues. 

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