Clogged Drains | Plumbing in Arlington
The drains in your home carry wastewater away until a blockage occurs. Clogged drains can be slow to drain, may not drain at all, or may cause wastewater to back up into the home. If you are experiencing drain problems Benjamin Franklin’s professional plumbers have the expertise necessary to provide the plumbing in Arlington services you need to clear clogged drains.
Knowing the advanced warning signs of a clogged drain can prevent the potential complications and risks to health that a clogged drain can cause. Slow drains may seem to be only annoying, but clogs tend to continue to grow larger and will eventually lead to the more serious problem of a burst or leaking drain. It is best to have drains professionally cleaned at the first sign of a clog.
What Causes Clogged Drains?
In the kitchen grease and food residue collect in the sink drain. In the bathroom, hair and soap scum accumulate to clog shower and bathtub drains. Having a plumber to inspect and clean the drains is the best means of preventing damage to drains, as well as your home.
Sometimes, tree roots invade a cracked sewer main, continuing to grow until the sewer line is blocked. Benjamin Franklin’s professional plumbers can provide a video line inspection with a small camera to determine the cause of drain issues. Once the cause is determined and pinpointed, our experienced plumbers will provide the necessary intervention or drain repair that is needed to restore your plumbing in Arlington to a clean, efficiently draining system.
It is not a good idea for homeowners to use drain cleaners or other harsh chemicals in an attempt to clear clogged drains. These chemicals can cause damage to drain lines. Drain lines made of PVC or other materials sensitive to high heat, can melt when drain cleaner is used, leading to the necessity for replacement of the drain lines. Plumbers have several options when it comes to drain cleaning. One of the safest methods uses pressurized water, which provides a much safer means of drain cleaning. Once the drains are cleaned, they are rechecked with the video line camera to ensure they are thoroughly clean and clog free.
Should the clog be due to other reasons, tree roots for example, other measures will be necessary to clear the drain. Benjamin Franklin’s plumbers have the equipment to power right through it in many cases. For drains that tree roots have damaged, pipe liner may be provided for repair. In the case of pipes too extensively damaged to repair, pipe in pipe replacement may be provided for minimal soil disturbance.
An additional sign of a clog forming is plumbing gurgle. Plumbing gurgle occurs when another appliance, a dishwasher or washing machine, for example, pumps water out and water bubbles up or “gurgles” from a nearby drain. Plumbing gurgle may also be due to a problem within the plumbing ventilation system, but generally it is more often associated with the formation of a drain clog in your plumbing in Arlington.
The plumbing ventilation ensures that toxic sewer gases are vented to the outside of your home, and shouldn’t be ignored. If you sometimes smell sewer gases, there may be a problem with the ventilation in your plumbing in Arlington.
When you call a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumber for drain issues you can trust us to find the cause of your problem and provide a professional grade resolution. Our plumbers have the expertise and equipment to keep your drains functioning cleanly and efficiently. Benjamin Franklin plumbers’ provide full plumbing services for your plumbing in Arlington and Fort Worth. Our services are backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee, or we redo it for free.