Clogged Drain Repair
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Is the water in your kitchen sink or bathtub draining slowly? If so, then you might be experiencing the beginning of a clogged drain!
Clogged drains often start as small issues such as slow draining, but they can quickly transform into a larger problem. Eventually, clogged drains can even slow you down and keep your family from living a normal day-to-day life! If this is happening, then it may be time to call in one of our fully licensed and insured plumbers at Above and Beyond to take care of the problem. Give us a call today!
Clogged drains can occur in the following places in your home:
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You Can Trust Our Team to Take Care of Your Clogged Drain
Do you have a clogged drain in your home? At Above and Beyond Drains & Plumbing in Chula Vista, we provide 24/7 emergency services, and our team can provide you with an estimate of the cost of the drain cleaning before we start the repair.
If you have any questions about clogged drain remedies or if you would like to have a drain inspection or repair, then please get in touch with us today! Our expert plumbers will be able to assist you.
Multiple Ways of Unclogging a Drain
Often, all that is necessary to unclog a drain is to run a pipe snake or a cable down the drain to break up any clogs. However, there are times when using a cable just doesn’t get the job done. For those situations, it is necessary to run a hydro jet down the drain. A hydro jet sends highly pressurized water through the pipes to clean them out and get the drain cleared.
Some people ask whether hydro jetting is a better option than using a drain snake. In most cases, it is the better option. Still, sometimes hydro jetting doesn’t even work. It is at these times that our expert plumbers in Chula Vista will send a camera specially outfitted for the job down the drain to inspect for tree roots that could be causing a problem, or pipes that need to be repaired. Should this occur, we will discuss your options with you and provide you with cost estimates on the necessary repairs.
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A clogged drain can bring a family home to a standstill and can cause quite a mess. Our team of Chula Vista drain cleaning specialists will make sure your home is back in working order and clean before we sign off on the repair. We take pride in our work, and your satisfaction is our top priority.
Give us a call today to discover how our team of plumbers can assist you!
Signs of Clogged Drains
Sometimes it is obvious that a drain is clogged. In severe cases, water simply won’t drain from a sink or bathtub no matter how long you wait, and it is easy to tell that there is a blockage somewhere along the way. When water just won’t drain, then it is definitely time to call a plumber.
Before drain clogs get severe, there are often signs that will help you determine whether your drains are working properly. By paying attention to these signs, you can avoid severe clogs before they happen and save yourself from significant plumbing problems. Here are some of the most common signs that your drains might be getting clogged:
This is a common occurrence when food particles get clogged in a kitchen sink, but it could happen to any drain in the house if a small animal got stuck in the plumbing system. Run some water down your drains if they start to smell, and call a plumber if that does not fix the problem.
Water drains slowly
You may notice this in your bathtub, kitchen sink, or any other sink in your home. Slow draining water is often the first sign of an issue, and it indicates that there might be a buildup of slime, grime, scum, hair, or food.
Toilets don’t flush
The pipes leading from toilets are some of the most commonly clogged drains in your home’s plumbing system. Whether it is because of too much toilet paper or the wrong item being flushed, a clogged toilet can cause serious damage. If your toilet isn’t flushing
Pay attention to the way your drains sound! A drain that gurgles or makes unusual noises might indicate a clog somewhere in your plumbing system. Gurgling in particular is the result of trapped air escaping from the drain, which usually means that pipes are clogged somewhere along the line.
Is there an unexplained puddle on your lawn? Has it rained recently? Is the puddle near your sewer or water lines? An unexplained puddle might indicate that something such as a clog has caused damage to your plumbing system. Pay attention to puddles and if it seems like there is no explainable reason for a puddle, then call a plumber!
Common Items That Clog Drains
As experienced plumbers in San Diego, National City, and Chula Vista, the Above and Beyond team has seen many different items clog drains. While it is common sense to avoid putting some things down your drains, other items are a little more unavoidable. It helps to know what culprits frequently cause problems so that you can avoid allowing these things into your plumbing.
Below is a list of the things we commonly come across when we unclog drains. Use this to avoid clogs in the future, and if you think any of these things have already caused issues in your home, then contact our plumbers for assistance!
Hair is the most common culprit in this category, and it can cause major problems in bathrooms. While it might be difficult to keep all hair from going down the drain, do your best to keep this stuff from going into the pipes when you are showering or shaving. Don’t try to drain dental floss, either!
After frying a whole bunch of bacon in the morning, it might seem tempting to get rid of the grease by dumping it down the kitchen sink. Unfortunately, grease, oil, and other fats line the insides of pipes and make clogs more common. Find another way to dispose of grease/oil that you no longer need.
Fruit Rinds / Peels
Plumbing systems struggle to break down fruit rinds and peels, just like our bodies. While it might seem smart to put these through a garbage disposal, they should be either thrown away or used for composting.
Whether it is found on a swab or a femine product, cotton can cause issues for your pipes. It absorbs water and it can create clumps which are difficult to push through the drainage system.
Even if they say flushable, they will probably cause issues in a sewage system (either yours or the city’s). Toilet paper is the only truly flushable option.
Potatoes, pasta, and rice can act similar to cotton inside pipes. Avoid using your drains to dispose of large amounts of starchy foods.
Coffee grounds, kitty litter, and even the sandy texture of eggs shells can all cause major issues in drains. All of these items absorb water and become clumpy in drains. Some plumbers have compared pouring coffee grounds or kitty litter to pouring concrete down your pipes. Needless to say, this isn’t good for drainage.
Preventing Clogged Drains
Pay attention to the signs listed above and avoid using your drains to get rid of anything above. These are two great first steps toward avoiding clogged drains. You can also speak with our expert team about other ways to keep your drains working smoothly. Be sure to contact us if you have any questions or need assistance!
Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late!
Think your home needs an inspection? Don’t wait until you’ve ruined all of your pipes or burst your system! Be proactive and we’ll find the problem early!