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Plumbing in Fort Worth, TX – Drain Cleaning

Plumbing in Fort Worth, TX – Drain Cleaning

Are you looking for a plumbing service company in the Fort Worth metropolitan area that you can trust? Then you need to look no further than Benjamin Franklin Plumbing.  We handle drain cleaning every single day of the week, three hundred and sixty five days out of the year. Stubborn clogs are a fact of life that most homeowners will have to go through eventually at some point during home ownership. However, for the most part clogs don’t always require professional assistance. Sometimes you may very well be able to take care of a clog yourself.

If you came across this article due to currently having a clogged drain in your home then there are a few tips you can try to remove the clog yourself before you get in touch with a plumbing service company for professional drain cleaning.


  1. Vinegar + Baking Soda –Using a combination of both of these ingredients along with some hot water may very well help unclog the drain. This formula is able to remove small clogs and it is also a measure that can be used in order to prevent future clogs and help clean your plumbing also by eliminating odor causing bacteria, oils and organic compounds. In order to attempt to declog the drain, you will need to pour ½ a cup of baking soda down the drain and then chase it with ½ a cup of vinegar. As soon as you pour the vinegar in the drain, cover it with something quickly and leave it covered for 10 – 15 minutes. While waiting, boil some water and then after 15 minutes or so has gone by, pour the hot water down the drain. If all goes well then you should have taken care of the clog. However, if it does not work you may very well need to get in touch with a company, such as Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Fort Worth, TX to assist you.


  1. Plunger– Another item that you can use to help clear out a clog is a plunger. Plungers usually do a pretty good job when it comes to removing clogs from a toilet. They can also work with sinks and bathtubs too. However, make sure that you have a separate plunger specifically for sinks. In order to use a plunger in the sink, fill up the water just enough to cover the clogged drain and the plunger for it to be able to obtain a good suction. Align the plunger with the drain, firmly press down to create a tight seal, and then do multiple quick and strong pumps in order to help dislodge the clog. If neither of these methods work then you most likely have a very stubborn clog and you will need the assistance of a professional company such as Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Fort Worth, TX.


Tips to Prevent Clogs in the Future

Taking preventative measures in order to keep the drains in your home from becoming clogged and also helping prevent the buildup of odors is a wise decision. Biological or enzymatic drain cleaners are great cleaners that can be used that are not only fairly safe but also environmentally friendly. These types of cleaners are also safe for homeowners that also have septic systems.

Just below you will also find some tips to help prevent clogged drains from ever occurring by adhering to the tips.

Cooking Oils– Never dispose of your used cooking oils down your kitchen drains. The used oils should be stored in a metal can or left to cool and then poured in a disposable plastic bottle and then thrown out with the rest of the trash. If you are a business that deals in excessive amounts of oil then there are many companies that actually buy used cooking oils in order to recycle it for biodiesel fuels.


Sinks & Showers– If there are no drain traps installed in your sinks and showers, then you should seriously consider purchasing a few to install in all of the sinks and showers in your bathrooms. Traps are great at catching large particulates, such as human hair. When hair mixes with soap scum, and shampoo it eventually can create a very tough, soggy clog that is impossible remove albeit opening up the pipes themselves and scooping it out.


Kitchen Sinks– You should never toss left over food in the sink, unless you have a garbage disposal. Leftovers if shoved down the drain can and will eventually cause a clog that not only can be very stubborn but also very unhealthy and odorous at that. With stubborn clogs that you’ve thrown everything at and nothing seems to work, then get in touch with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Fort Worth, TX and one of our professional and courteous plumbers will assist you and promptly remove the clog for you with our special state of the art tools.

About Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, Texas

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, TX has professional plumbing in Fort Worth, TX servicing Fort Worth and surrounding areas. Our experienced, courteous and friendly plumbers provide on time plumbing related services to not only Arlington but surrounding areas also. If you are in need of a professional plumber that you can count on for plumbing repairs, maintenance and / or installation then you can count on us at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, Texas.

Ben Franklin Plumbing is a leader in the field for plumbing related repairs. We are also one of the most trusted plumbing service brands in the industry with high standards of service that you can rely on. When you contact us you can rest assured knowing that you are receiving the best plumbing in Fort Worth, TX.  Our commitment to service and excellence is reflected in our stone solid A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. If you have a plumbing related problem in your home or business and you need help, do not hesitate to contact us today. Our professional, courteous and friendly plumbing in Fort Worth, TX will be more than happy to assist you and answer any of your questions and schedule an appointment with you to assess the plumbing related problem and resolve it at your earliest convenience. Give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, Texas a call today if you are looking for professional plumbing in Fort Worth, TX. If there’s any delay, it’s you we pay®