Having running water is extremely important for both your home and your company’s office. In order to wash your hands, flush a toilet, or wash dishes, you need reliable running water. However, if your drains become plugged up with hair, soap, or other things that may have slipped down the drain, you need professional drain cleaning services immediately in order to prevent damage to the drains and ensure that water is flowing without obstruction. Many companies will offer solutions to this issue in the form of chemical treatment that may do more harm than good to your drains and may result in water contamination. If you find yourself in this situation, be sure to contact the experts at High Tech Plumbing to get a free consultation and request an appointment.

Clogged drains can be caused by any number of things, but anything that is put down the drain other than water has the potential to clog it. Hair and household objects that unintentionally make it down the drain are the most common causes, however, other things like chemicals, oils, and food items can also cause a clog. When you need a thorough pipe cleaning, it’s best not to try a do-it-yourself approach or hire a company that will just pour more chemicals down your drain. At High Tech Plumbing, we’ll take the most logical steps necessary to getting your drains back to normal and help you prevent clogs from happening again.

When Do You Need Drain Cleaning?

We’ve talked about the importance of having clean drains, but how will you know it’s time to get your drains cleaned? Although you aren’t able to see most of the things going on in your drain, there are some obvious warning signs that you should keep a lookout for. Even small drain clogs can cause damage or prevent your plumbing from functioning properly, so if you notice any of these signs, you should contact a plumber immediately:

 

Your bathtub drains slowly: This is a common issue that occurs in most homes if there is a lot of hair buildup. Slow draining bathtubs won’t just lead to damage to drains, however, it can also lead to harmful bacteria or mold forming in your bathtub. Who wants that? Nobody!

Your kitchen sink won’t drain properly: Clogged kitchen sinks are usually a result of food or grease getting stuck in your drains. You need to make sure you aren’t putting anything in the drain that can’t be sent through your disposal and avoid anything that may build up on the edges of your pipes, restricting water flow.

More than one fixture is clogged: If more than one toilet or sink got clogged at the same time, it’s a pretty good sign that you have a real plumbing problem on hand and should call a plumber right away.

Trapped air in your plumbing system: Try running water in the sink. If you notice water in your toilet bubble or the water level rises, the clog is most likely in the main sewer line and not just in the toilet. This is an even better sign that you should call a specialist to unclog your main sewer line.

Your toilet overflows or backs up when you run your washer: This is another sign that your main sewer line is clogged and should be fixed.

 

To learn more about your main sewer line and clogs in your drains, contact your local drain cleaners at High Tech Plumbing. We offer both commercial and residential services at the lowest price possible.