Residential Clogged Drain Services
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Our specialized camera and locating equipment will quickly identify the source of your clog to verify if the clog is yours or the city’s responsibility. If it is yours, we clear the clog as quickly as possible. Our method saves time and resources allowing us to offer an affordable price that works for you. We have augers that range in size depending on your specific situation.
For recurring problems, we usually suggest getting the camera down the pipe to see if there are tree roots or other debris that can’t be removed causing the backup. We’ll also supply you with the footage on a USB.
Early Signs of a Clogged Drain
Catch Issues Early
Early signs of a clogged drain go past the hair-filled shower drain. A clogged drain can occur anywhere and cause damage to your pipes through corrosion, leading to more serious clogs or worse. It will always be easier to clear a drain early on rather than wait until it is completely clogged.
Did you know? Pouring coffee grounds down the drain is one of the most common causes of clogged home drains!
Keep your eyes open for warning signs such as:
Keeping Your Drains Clog Free
Remove Debris Often
In addition to regular maintenance, there are many things you can do to keep your drains from clogging. Many bad habits can lead to blocked drains. Keep these tips in mind in your home to avoid problems:
Common Questions About Clogged Drains
Clogged drains are not an uncommon problem in households, and in general, they are no reason to panic. This usually happens in a kitchen sink, bathroom sink, shower, or tub drain or laundry/utility room sink. In washrooms, for instance, the typical reason for drain clogs is a buildup of hair and other runoff waste. Bathroom sinks typically have a drain stopper that you can pull up. If you haven’t cleaned this in a while, chances are it will be full of hair and gunk. It’s time to give it a good cleaning and wipe it down. Put the stopper back in place and run the water. If there is no improvement in water buildup, you may have a clog further down the line. Stores sell ‘drain snakes’ at a minimal cost, and if the clog isn’t too far down the line, using the snake will do the trick and pull out hair and other debris. If that doesn’t work, the clog is likely deeper – that’s when it’s time to call a professional plumber.
*Note: Avoid using chemical ‘cleaners’ as they are abrasive and usually toxic.*
An ounce of prevention, as they say, is worth a pound of cure. Save yourself the trouble later by doing your best to prevent debris from going down the drain. In kitchen sinks, you can use mesh covers over the drain. In bathrooms, regularly clean the drains by pulling out the excessive hair or other things stuck around the drain that you can see. Then toss into the trash bin.
Small leaks can be fixed DIY, however, we recommend taking a look to see what might be causing the leak before calling us. We can get some details and, if possible, photos from you to ensure our plumber arrives prepared to fix the issue. Some older fixtures may have been discontinued or have had configuration changes, so these photos help us identify if we need to suggest alternative solutions.
- First, go to the water shut-off valve at or around the toilet base. Turn the valve until the water shuts off. If the toilet does not have a valve, open the tank and rig the float to stay in its position – this way no more water will flow in.
- Next use towels or a Shop-Vac to clean up the water that’s spilled onto the floor. Thoroughly wash all surfaces that were affected.
- Either reach into the toilet (wearing rubber gloves) or use a toilet plunger to try to remove the object(s) blocking the toilet.
If this doesn’t work, give us a call. A toilet overflowing could be a sign of a larger plumbing issue. The clog may be located farther down the pipes. We can diagnose the issue and resolve it promptly and professionally.
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