There’s nothing more annoying than trying to wash dishes or use your sink, only to find that your drain is clogged! You can’t drain water, and now you have to find out how to clear the clog blocking the way. Sometimes drain clogs can be solved by homeowners, but other times you need a professional solution!
Earl’s Plumbing has the specialized tools and creative problem-solving skills to handle the most stubborn kitchen drain clogs! When you’re tired of plunging and struggling with your clog, let us do what we do best. We’re thorough, making sure your drain and pipes are completely clear of blockages before we leave. That’s the peace of mind you need to start using your sink confidently again, Frisco!
Drains are supposed to flush water and waste away from your home, but most homeowners don’t know how delicate their plumbing pipes are. Pipes leading away from your kitchen are usually between one and three inches wide — that’s not that big for how much water we send down our drains!
What causes a problem is the residue from other materials that flow with the water down the drain. You may be surprised by the most common causes of drain clogs in Frisco:
Yes, even soap leaves a residue that can cause clogs! That’s why it’s so important to keep an eye on the state of your drains. As soon as you notice backed-up water or foul odors, it would be best if you tried to clean out the collected debris. A plumber can help you do this as well if you aren’t sure how to proceed. Our tools are specifically designed for maximum efficiency when cleaning out your kitchen drain..
One of the most important things to remember about cleaning out your drains is that the chemical drain cleaners you purchase at the store can be very harmful! Yes, they eat away at the clogged residue blocking your pipes, but there are two problems: they often don’t remove the clog completely and the chemicals can be very dangerous to your pipes and your health! You should always use chemical-free or DIY drain cleaners — most are made from household items you likely have already!
One of the first things to try is baking soda, vinegar and hot water. These substances partner to lift, loosen and carry away any debris collected into a clog. Other tactics like wire hangers can also work to remove the clog. In the end, be aware if you’re able to completely remove the clog. A plumber will have high-tech cameras to make this process much easier.
Did you know that most drain clogs can be prevented with some simple drain maintenance? For example, vinegar or dish soap can work well to periodically clear out grease and food residue from your kitchen drain. Just pour some down the drain while the water is running! It may not stop all clogs, but it sure will help!
How do our experts at Earl’s Plumbing clear your kitchen sink of clogs? First, we evaluate the situation entirely so as to not make the clog worse or push it deeper into your main drain line. Next, we’ll use some special tools — like a drain snake — to try and dislodge and disband the clogged area. If we can’t solve the problem that way, we might upgrade to more advanced technology like a pipe camera to get our eyes on the problem. Rest assured that we won’t leave until we figure out a way to clear your plumbing of that stubborn clog!
If you suspect that your drain is clogged, call on the pros to quickly work on the issue. Our determination to rid your home of irritating clogs shows, and we always complete your drain cleaning with a smile! Contact us today to schedule a drain cleaning service or to learn more!