Everything needs cleaning. Yes, even your drains! With the amount of products that go down the kitchen, laundry room, and shower drains, it is not uncommon for residue to build up on the interior walls of the pipe and just hang in there. There are multiple signs that a homeowner can watch out for that may signal that a drain needs to be cleared. These include:
- Gurgling or bubbling sounds
- Slow drains whether it be consistent or constant
- Particles coming back up in the sink/shower
- Frequent clogging of the drain
The best way to prevent clogged drains is to avoid letting the wrong things down. For kitchen drains, it’s important to keep oils and grease, potato peels, eggshells, pasta, and fibrous vegetables out. For showers, hair, sand and dirt are often the culprits. Taking these precautions goes a long way. However, if your home has had multiple owners, you can expect the drains might be due for a cleaning or replacement at some point.
There are a variety of methods to clean out drains, and the most effective measure to use can be best determined by a trusted plumber. We have very experienced service technicians who have a wealth of knowledge since they’ve been in the industry for many years. And of course, we have the tools and the tech to help identify the severity of the issue. We do not recommend using harsh chemicals to clean your drain; they only solve the issue temporarily and leave the pipe weaker and more prone to damage.