Clogged drains are an unfortunate fact, in plumbing systems. Ranging from slow drains to full drain blockages, clogs are unavoidable. You can provide reasonable care to reduce the frequency in which clogs occur, but eventually you will need to contact a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg plumber in Houston to eliminate a clog, and provide a thorough drain cleaning to help to keep future clogs at bay as long as possible.
Common Causes of Dirty and Clogged Drains
A clogged drain occurs over time as materials cling to the sides of pipes and form a clog, leading to narrowing of the pipe interior, and eventually a blocked drain. The following are common sources of stubborn drain clogs:
- Fat, Grease, and Oil are liquid when hot, and congeal as they cool down. Inside the cool pipe, they cling to the pipe walls and continue to grow until the drain is blocked.
- Hair and soap scum are common in shower, tub and bathroom sink drains. Shaving in a basin, rather than a sink, and using drain screens in showers and tubs will prevent hair in the drain. In addition, using one in the kitchen sink will catch food particulates.
Clearing a Clogged Drain
Plumbers have a variety of tools available to perform drain cleaning, one of the more recent is the hydrojet. The hydrojet uses highly pressurized water with forward and reverse faces jets that provide a 360-degree cleaning action down to the pipe walls. Furthermore, it is the only effective method of thoroughly cleaning a grease clog. The hydrojet can be used for clearing clogs and cleaning drains or sewer pipes. A Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg plumber in Houston can provide you with effective hydrojet services for the cleanest drains and sewer pipe possible.
Clogs can build up in the sewer pipe for years, eventually leading to serious issues that can include the sewer system backing up and allowing wastewater to flood into your home.
The sewer pipe serving your home lies below ground out of sight. Being observant will enable you to recognize the warning signs of developing sewer pipe issues. Seeing the signs is your cue to contact a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg plumber in Houston.
Slow and Backed–Up Drains
When a clogged drain is limited to a single location, it usually means a problem with the drain only. However, when drainage problems occur in multiple locations, the issue is likely in the sewer pipe itself. Contact a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg plumber in Houston for sewer cleaning.
Sewer Pipe Cleaning
Your sewer line transports a lot of waste throughout the year, and not all of it makes it out of the line and into the sewer main. Waste builds up over time, and snags other debris gradually growing until a blockage, whether partial or complete, occurs. This is why sewer line cleaning is recommended on a routine basis, and not just when a clog occurs. Routine cleaning helps to assure a blockage does not happen. Hydrojetting provides the added benefit of the pipes staying clean for a longer period of time.
Scheduling Sewer Pipe Cleaning
Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg to schedule sewer pipe and/or drain cleaning when you notice a problem with drainage. In addition, once your drains and pipes are clean, consider routinely scheduled cleaning to help keep the drain and sewer pipe flowing freely. The frequency will depend upon your household’s habits. Those with a garbage disposal typically require more frequent cleaning. On average, drain cleaning is recommended every 2-3 years. Furthermore, drain cleaning can stop the bad smells coming up through the drains in your home.
A Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg plumber in Houston is equipped with the latest tools, technology and expertise to ensure a proper and thorough drain cleaning. You can rely on our professional plumbers for an accurate diagnosis of any drain problem, to clear a clog, and to restore efficient drainage for your home or business.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg plumbers have the expertise to provide effective drain cleaning, and keep your home’s plumbing in Houston functioning efficiently. We back our services with the exclusive Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg 100% satisfaction guarantee. You can rely on a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg plumber in Houston to provide professional plumbing repair, plumbing installation and other plumbing services in Houston, Katy, Sugar Land, and the surrounding areas. We are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.