Drain cleaning is an essential part of keeping your home sanitary and functional. Clogged or slow-drain cleaning, bathtubs, and showers prevent proper sanitation and can lead to a variety of issues that may require professional plumbing services.
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Fortunately, many drain clogs can be fixed using household items and tools you likely already have on hand. The simple technique of plunging is an effective, inexpensive way to remove most clogs that occur from hair, food scraps, soap scum, and other organic debris. If the clog is more serious or difficult to remove, consider using a specialized drain snake with barbed hooks that latch on to and break up the clumps of debris.
For more stubborn clogs that a plunger can’t dislodge, consider using an enzyme-based drain cleaner. These natural products feed on the organic material that causes clogs, gradually breaking it down and removing it from your pipes. Regular use of these products can also help prevent future clogs.
For more advanced or stubborn clogs, consider hiring a plumber to use a high-pressure water stream (hydro jetting). This technique uses a long hose pipe with a nozzle at the end to blast a stream of hot water into your drain lines, washing away any leftover food, grease, residue, or mineral deposits that may be causing a clog. Hydro jetting can also clean the lining of your drain lines, making it less likely that blockages will form in the future. If you’re dealing with a serious clog or notice foul odors coming from your drains, contact us to discuss ways to resolve the issue safely and effectively.