Drains are often one of the most overlooked parts of your home even though they’re in constant use. That is until a problem arises with them… Over time, hair, grease, oil, and food collects in your drains and can cause a clog. Once these materials combine in your drain it can cause them to stick to your plumbing, making it nearly impossible to remove blockages.
- Signs of a clogged drain include:
- Slow draining showers and tubs
- Backed up sinks
- Gurgling sounds while draining
- Foul odors
- Difficulty flushing a toilet
- Bubbling toilets when sink faucets are turned on
Since drains travel underground and throughout homes, they can encounter problems at a number of points. Most people think drainage issues happen close to the opening of their drain. However, that’s not always the case. Problems can arise deep inside a drain’s pipe, far from its opening where only a professional plumber can find it.
The following can cause clogs in your drains:
- Foreign objects
- Misaligned drain pipe sections
- Drainpipe collapses
- Ground settling
- Grease and oil
Drain cleaning is an important step in getting your drains back in their best working condition. Cheap chemical cleaners can actually cause long-term problems and damage to your plumbing, and not all drains can be cleaned with conventional DIY options. Let our team at Bayside Plumbing help you save time and money by fixing it right the first time. We’ll come in to inspect your drains and pinpoint the problem. From there, we’ll offer you a cost-effective and efficient solution to help get your drains in their best condition ever.
Annual Drain Cleaning
Just like your car’s engine, your heating and cooling systems, and your other major investments your plumbing can greatly benefit from regular maintenance. Help prevent future problems like clogged drains or leaks with annual maintenance. We recommend a yearly cleaning program to make sure you get the most out of your plumbing system. Regular maintenance will not only prevent clogs but can also extend the life of your plumbing system!
If you need a more extensive method of cleaning, consider our hydro-jetting service. Hydro-jetting is a safe, effective option that uses high-pressure water to clean your drains and sewer lines anywhere in your home. This innovative new method is proven to be safe and effective for clearing out years of stubborn debris and buildup.
How to Help Prevent Future Drain Clogs
You can also take simple steps to help keep your drains from clogging. Avoid pouring grease and oils down your drain. Also, be mindful of what foods you put down your drain. Even if you have a garbage disposal, some hard to shred foods can attribute to drain clogs.
For bathroom drains, you will need to keep hair out as best you can. Install a simple drain screen over tub and shower drains. You can also make sure that you pull hair out once every few weeks to keep it from building up. Plus, you can ward off future clogs by running hot water down your drain at least once a week.
From minor clogs to major blockages – our friendly, professional plumbers can handle it all! Call us today at (251) 348-0090 to schedule your appointment.