Many homeowners find clogged drains to be a common occurrence, while others find them to be a challenge occurring over and over again. With that said, the team here at Steve Mull Plumbing wants to share with you some of the most common causes of drains that clog and how you can resolve the problem.
COMMON CAUSES OF CLOGGED DRAINS AND SOLUTIONS
In your home’s kitchen, when too much grease or too many vegetable peels, egg shells or other scraps find their way down the drain, over time, a clog is sure to occur. Often times you can perform simple DIY fixes to resolve the problem, such as running the hot water and using a sink plunger, but there are times when your every effort is simply not enough. That’s where the professionals here at Steve Mull Plumbing come in.
In the bathroom, hair and soap scrum that get caught up in your bathroom sink or shower drain can cause unwanted clogs. The average Do-it-Yourselfer can attempt to resolve the problem by using a flexible rod to probe into the trap and hopefully extract any soap scum or accumulated hair that is causing the problem. However, if you are unable to resolve the problem, or it just keeps happening over and over again, then perhaps it’s time to call a plumber.
Clogs that repeat themselves time and time again are normally the result of an accumulation of sludge deep within your drain pipes. Sludge is a sticky buildup of soap scum, food particles, grease, bacteria growth and other dissolved minerals. When sludge accumulates it minimizes the inside diameter of the drain pipe and continues to do so, until it is entirely obstructed. Though the use of a drain snake can often times poke through the sludge a bit and restore your flow of water, this solution is only temporary since the hole you have created in the sludge will close up again and further obstruct the flow of water and proper draining.
WHAT IS THE REAL ISSUE?
The need to unclog your drain is really not the issue at hand, but rather cleaning your drain and removing sludge is the prime issue at hand. There are a number of professional plumbing services including hydro-jetting that can scour the inside surfaces of your pipes and completely flush away the sludge. The high-pressure jets used in this technique are accountable for this successful solution. Yet another technique that can be used is that of power reading, which involves a snake that is powered by blades appropriately sized to the interior diameter of the pipe that cut right through the accumulation of sludge and thoroughly clean the pipe.
Each of these techniques can prove successful and help to ensure that your sinks, tubs and showers have a steady flow of water and do not suffer with clogged drains often. The experts here at Steve Mull Plumbing are on hand to answer all your questions and help you decide what your next steps must be when experiencing drain clogs that create a number of problems for your home and family.
THE PROFESSIONALS YOU CAN TRUST
If you find yourself in need of plumbing services, whether for those annoying clogged drains, leak detections, running toilets or any other drain or plumbing issues, then surely you have come to the right place. Here at Steve Mull Plumbing our qualified and highly experienced technicians are available for you 24 hours a day to help with all your emergency plumbing maintenance and repair needs as well. Whether routine or emergency services are needed, simply give a shout out to one of our team today and schedule your appointment. We look forward to serving you and to providing you with not only affordable, but high quality plumbing products and services you need. Don’t delay. Contact our pros today!