We homeowners are fully aware of the fact that clogs occur unsuspectingly and certainly can cause us a grave amount of trouble. Drain clogs are very common in every home and happen often. Sometimes it is just impossible to prevent clogging or simply impossible to predict plumbing issues that are going to arise.
Our drains play a significant role in our everyday lives. When you are faced with a clog, it can turn your world upside down. The highly experienced and skilled plumbers here at Steve Mull Plumbing possess all the knowledge, expertise and years of experience needed to answer all your questions and provide you with all the solutions you need.
Common Questions Homeowners Ask When It Comes to Drains and Clogs
Many homeowners, when faced with clogged drains, find themselves faced with the challenge of not knowing or understanding how a clog happened and how to resolve the issue. Some very common questions we find we are asked by our many clients include:
- Is it safe to use a liquid drain cleaner in my drain or sink if it becomes clogged? The simple answer to this question is a flat-out NO. Liquid drain cleaners never provide a permanent fix, but only a temporary holdover of the problem. They all contain chemicals, but the chemicals are unable to actually break down the source of the clog and then ultimately remove the problem altogether. The only sure thing that liquid drain cleaners do is to bring harm or damage to your plumbing pipes by eroding the lining of the pipes.
- Why is there a noticeable foul odor coming from my garbage disposal and are there ways to get rid of the smell? A garbage disposal does just that – disposes garbage. Certainly, garbage has a foul smell all its own. Over time, your garbage disposal can begin to emit a foul smell that is not only noticeable but very harmful. When this occurs, there is a simple but very good solution to the problem. Put some ice cubes into the disposal and then run it for about a minute. Follow up by running the cold water into the disposal for a minute or two. The hard cubes will help to rid any food buildup that is on the blades or sides of the disposal. This will eliminate the odor.
- What can I do regularly to avoid clogged drains from occurring? The most practical way to avoid clogs is to ensure that your sinks and bathtubs all have strainers on them. Strainers will catch any hair or other particles from going down the drain. As for your garbage disposal, be sure to never put fibrous vegetables or stringy anything down the drain. Also, avoid putting lots of starchy foods down the disposal. Finally, for your toilet, be sure the only thing you are sending down your toilet is that of bodily waste or toilet paper.
- What is the annoying gurgling sound that is coming from my sink and sometimes from my toilet? Whenever you hear a gurgling sound, it usually means there is some type of ventilation issue with your plumbing or could even be a clog that has occurred before the drain has been vented. Whatever the case may be, whenever you take note of a gurgling noise there is a pretty good chance that you have some type of an issue with the drain. With that said, we recommend you put your trust into the hands of some of the absolute best in the industry and call the pros here at Steve Mull Plumbing. Reach out to our team and let us take the reins.
Sum It Up
If you have a clogged drain or are experiencing any other plumbing issues, the team here at Steve Mull Plumbing has got you covered. To learn more about our high-quality services, our affordable prices and our highly recognized team of experts or to schedule a service appointment reach out to one of our staff today. Whatever your plumbing needs may be, rest assured we are the team for you. Don’t delay. Contact our team today!