Running water plays an essential role in our daily lives which is why drain cleaning is so important. Cooking, cleaning, washing dishes, bathing and flushing the toilet all require the use of a lot of water. After a while, the sink starts taking longer to drain.
You start noticing that soap scum laden water is starting to pool around your feet in the shower and rings in the bathtub appear. What’s worse is the smell. Unpleasant odors, yet another sign that you’re soon going to be dealing with dirty, clogged drains. Once you find that a drain in your home is blocked, you’ll need to deal with it the right way to avoid having sluggish, clogged drains or worse a pipe that bursts.
Drain Cleaning in Scottsdale and Surrounding Areas
There are several reasons why a drain becomes clogged or blocked. In kitchen sinks, for instance, common causes include grease and food. In the bathroom, it’s typically hair and soap scum build up in the sink and bathtub. No matter what causes the slow drainage or drain and sewer blockages, it has the potential to damage the whole draining system. If you don’t perform drain cleaning, the blockage will eventually have an effect on the pressure balance throughout the plumbing system, leading to cracked or burst pipes and a costly repair.
Give us a call when you need drain cleaning service. Most homeowners don’t have the appropriate tools to do a professional job themselves, and chemicals sold in stores can do damage to your pipes.
Trusted Drain Cleaning Services
Often clogged drains start out as a mere inconvenience, but they can also be a sign of serious issues. Drainage problems can also be a sign of pipe damage due to tree roots and weather. It’s important to address these plumbing problems early before they have a chance to cause major damage.
DIY Drain Cleaning Steps
Here are a few drain cleaning steps you can try yourself, but if you’ve already tried some of these you know it can be a pretty nasty job.
- Bathroom Sinks: In the bathroom sinks, lift up the stopper (you may have to unhook it from under the sink), remove any debris you can get a hold of, wash off the stopper and put it back.
- Shower or Bathtub: In the shower/bathtub, unscrew the drain cover and using a bent wire or small nail brush, clear out the debris (usually hair), that’s gathered up there. You’ll want to clean off the stopper as well – you’ll be surprised by how slimy these get.
- Kitchen Sink: Use a garbage disposer brush, clean your disposal or grind up some ice with some table salt, which will help degrease the inside walls of your disposer. Next, run cold water through the disposal while it’s turned on, followed by about a half of a lime or lemon to deodorize.
If you decide to use an over the counter drain cleaner, make sure that it’s non-corrosive and 100% biodegradable so it doesn’t damage your plumbing system. A non-corrosive, biodegradable drain cleaning product will also be much safer to use.
If you have clogged drains in your home or business, the drain cleaning professionals at Scottsdale Plumbing have years of experience. We also provide 24-hour emergency service. Give us a call today.