How to fix a slow or clogged drain
A lot goes down those drains. Soap, grease, dirty water, grime, and all types of things can easily place a stopper in them.
The scary part is that it can happen anytime and usually happens when you are predisposed otherwise!
These signs indicate that your drains need professional plumbing help immediately:
- Bathtub or sink that drains at a snail’s pace
- Drains that stink
- A decrease in water pressure
- Standing water in sinks, toilets, showers, and tubs.
Sewer or drain clogging problems are easily solvable as long as you have the right help on your side.
How to Prevent Drain Clogging or Stoppage?
Arizona homes are susceptible to the problem, but it is possible to prevent or delay clogged drains.
For starters, don’t use your home’s drains as garbage chutes. Do not flush diapers, paper towels, or other large objects down the toilet. Instead, dispose of them properly. This stands true for the kitchen sink; the coffee grounds, tea bags, bones, eggshells, etc., belong in the garbage disposal.
Use the drain strainer covers in the shower, kitchen, and anywhere else. There is a possibility of things going down the drain. Clean these strainers every few weeks and run hot water down the drains to keep them clog-free.
The DIY Guide To Fixing Slow Drains!
If slow drains are a recent issue at your home, then you can try out a homemade drain opener that can clean the drains for you. Here’s how it goes:
- Pour half a cup of baking soda down your drain. Don’t worry if it doesn’t go all the way.
- Now dump half a cup of white vinegar in the drain. You may see some fizzing action. It’s expected!
- Then pour a kettle full of hot, boiling water down the drain.
- Give it a few minutes, and then turn on the faucet to check if the drain’s working as it should.
This should help you fix kitchen and toilet drains that are slower than usual. For a more robust and longer-lasting fix, you can call on professional plumbers.
The Importance Of Getting Clogged Drains Fixed Promptly
Remember, a drain clog can not only slow down your drains but disrupt your home’s entire plumbing system, cleanliness and peace as well! Therefore, severe clogs require professional attention. Unfortunately, ordinary people don’t have the tools, expertise, and experience to deal with it as the pros do. Yes, strong drain cleaners are available in the market that promise to open the clogs in no time. But, unfortunately, drain cleaning chemicals can damage old drains and pipelines. Furthermore, that chemical damage increases the chance you’ll experience drain-related troubles ten-fold!
If you have a clogged drain, or suspect one, or only need professional drain cleaning and drain snaking services to clean the lines, make sure to check out our drain cleaning services! We’re always standing by to lend a helping hand! Call today!
Not near one of our locations? Well, then check out our friends in Colorado over at Done Plumbing & Heating!