Information About Clogged Drains And Professional Drain Cleaning

April, 2014 by Alma Abell

A clogged drain can be very frustrating, especially while you’re trying to go about your daily tasks. Usually when this happens, homeowners reach for the drain cleaner and plunger. When that doesn’t clear your drain, you’ve got a bigger problem. If the clog in your drain is more than you can handle, you’ll need to call a professional service for drain cleaning.

Q.) How does my drain get clogged and how can I keep it from happening in the future?

A.) Kitchen drains can clog from grease build up, bits of food that get washed down the sink and lack of maintenance. Hair and soap scum are the culprits of a bathtub drain clog. To keep your drains from clogging, never pour grease or any type of heavy liquid down your drain. Purchase drain screens for your kitchen and bathtub sinks to collect everything that doesn’t need to be washed down the drain. To easily maintain your drains, frequently pour about 1/2 cup of baking soda down your drain followed by hot water to clean and flush it out.

Q.) What will a professional plumber do to clear my drain and how much will it cost?

A.) The plumber will first inspect your drain and pipes to find out where the clog is located. The plumber will use a drain snake, which is a coiled metal tool that works like an auger, to clear the drain. This drain cleaning process normally doesn’t take very long for an experienced plumber. If the problem is more serious, such as corroded pipes, the plumber will have to remove the old pipes and replace them with new ones. Some plumbers charge by the hour and some charge by the job, so the total cost may vary between plumbing companies. When you call for service, ask about their prices upfront and take advantage of coupons and specials on their website to save money on their services.

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