Info About Sewer and Drain Cleaning
Drains get clogged. That’s all there is to it! Yes, some drains will clog more often than others (due to many factors), but eventually you’ll experience a clogged drain or sewer line. You don’t want a slow draining sink or tub, or worse, a flooded home. Sewer and drain cleaning is an important part of your home’s routine maintenance to keep everything flowing as it was intended.
There are a lot of causes for a clogged drain or sewer line. Some common ones are hair, soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, and small toys. Sometimes the clogs can be as close as the top of the drain and sometimes it’s as far as the sewer line outside your home. If you’re having trouble locating the source, consider calling a professional plumber to advise you or come clean your sewer line or drain.
There are some easy clogs to clean, such as hair and grime attached to the bottom of a sink stopper. Sometimes this can be fixed by simply lifting out the stopper and cleaning the attached clog. Then there are more difficult clogs that can cause you incredible frustration. A slow-draining or completely stopped up sink, tub, toilet, or other fixture can be quite a hassle without the proper tools or experience.
A common tool used for sewer and drain cleaning is a pipe snake (or plumber’s snake). If you’re not familiar with a pipe snake, it’s a long, flexible auger that bends through the pipes and then digs into the source of the clog, allowing the plumber to remove the clogging substance. Some are hand-operated and others are motorized. A trained plumber using a snake and their invaluable experience can often clear a serious clog in a very short amount of time.
Sewer and drain cleaning can be a lifesaver and quickly relieve a lot of your frustration. So consider calling your plumber if you are unable to find or remove the clog. Help is only a call away and a lot of sewer and drain cleaning can be completed very quickly.