A clogged drain can range from being mildly annoying to dangerous if it’s left unchecked. While various reasons drains clog, our experts have the tools to restore your pipes and drains to ‘like-new’ condition. Contact Canyon Plumbing & Heating the next time you need a trusted drain cleaning company.
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When to Call a Plumber for Drain Cleaning Services
Your home can become messy quickly if the drains can’t effectively remove wastewater. Whether it’s dirty water backing up into the house, or the growth of bacteria, you shouldn’t ignore clogged or slow drains. And, while it’s tempting to fix it yourself with a plunger or chemical cleaning agent, those items don’t always work and can damage some kinds of pipes. For safe, effective drain cleaning, it’s best to call a professional. Hiring a professional for clogged drain repair provides you with the following benefits:
- Experience: Unless you have plumbing experience, you might do more harm than good if you try and fix a clogged drain yourself. When you hire a pro, you can trust that they have the experience and education to do the job right and protect your plumbing in the process.
- Thoroughness: An expert plumber can better detect where in the system the blockage is, which makes the repair more effective than using a plunger that can push debris deeper in. Also, expert plumbers often find other potential problems during repairs, allowing you to fix them now before they evolve into major headaches.
- Speed: Because professional plumbers have the education and experience, they can fix plumbing problems more quickly than the average homeowner, which means you get your life back to normal quicker.
- Safety: When you hire a professional plumber for drain cleaning, you can rest easy knowing they won’t damage pipes or fixtures. When you try fixing something yourself, and it goes wrong, you’re on the hook for the original repair and anything additional that’s broken.
If you have a clogged or slow drain, trust the experts at Canyon Plumbing & Heating to fix it quickly and safely.
Causes of Drain Clogs
When pipes and drains clog, it causes water to redirect, which could mean backups, flooding, slow drainage, and low water pressure. Knowing what causes drains to clog will help you prevent them and save you money on costly repairs. Here are the most common causes of clogged drains.
- Tree Roots: Tree roots are the number one cause of clogs in water and sewer mains. Tree roots seek water sources, and if there are cracks or leaks in the pipe, the root burrows in and grows, creating a clog.
- Flushable Wipes: Although many companies market personal wipes as ‘flushable,’ the fact is that nearly all of them cause significant damage to wastewater systems. In fact, a report released in 2015 stated that the City of New York had to spend over 18 million dollars over five years to clean up the clogged wastewater system because of these wipes. If you use personal wipes, put them into the trash instead of flushing them.
- Fat, Oil & Grease: Kitchen sink clogs are mostly caused because people pour grease, oil, and cooking fat down the drain. These substances harden as they cool and create sticky globs that clog pipes. As with personal wipes, pour these materials into the trash or onto a compost pile instead of down the drain.
- Hair: In the bathroom, hair is the primary culprit for clogging pipes. The best way to prevent hair from going down the shower drain is to use a mesh screen.
- Food: Put food waste into the trash or consider a garbage disposal installation to keep your pipes and drains free-flowing.
When you have a stubborn clog, don’t take chances — call the experts at Canyon Plumbing & Heating.
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Signs You Need Sewer Drain Service
As with many home plumbing problems, the sooner you notice that you have trouble with your sewer drain, the quicker you can fix it and reduce the damage it causes. Here are common signs that signal you need sewer drain repair.
- Inconsistent Toilet Water Levels: If your toilets are full one day and nearly empty the next, it means there’s a problem such as a backup in your sewer system.
- Animal Attraction: Are there more rodents and other pests making their home in your yard? If so, it could be that there’s a break in your sewer line.
- Foul Odors: If you smell raw sewage in your yard or your home, call a plumber right away.
- Soggy Yard: If you have pools of water in the yard or overly lush patches, it signals there’s a leak in your sewer line.
- Slow Drains: Multiple slow drains throughout the house points to a problem deeper in the system.