The Signs You Need Drain Cleaning
The drains in your home provide a vital role in the plumbing system. Without them, the disposal of wastewater would be inconvenient and unsanitary. To ensure your home’s plumbing and sewer systems continue to function properly, periodically schedule drain cleaning services. Many homeowners’ don’t recognize the signs of a clogging drain until it is inconveniently slow, or not draining at all. Read on to learn more about the signs of a building clog, and when you need to call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg for effective drain cleaning of your home’s plumbing in Katy.
A common sign of a developing clog is slow drainage. As material clings to the inner walls of the drain pipe, it will slowly build, constricting the flow of waste water until the pipe becomes completely occluded. If a drain is slower than normal, it’s probably a sign that it needs to be cleaned.
The material that clings to the inner walls of the drain forms a clog and can cause unpleasant odors. Bad smelling drains are especially common in the kitchen, as they receive food waste such as grease, fat and other food particles where bacteria can develop. If you have a smelly drain, contact our professional plumbers for drain cleaning services. However, when a bad odor is coming from all the drains, it’s likely you have a serious sewer issue. A Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg plumber can take care of the problems experienced with your plumbing in Katy.
With the arrival of fall the season of holiday gatherings, and a lot of good food, you need to be alert to what is going down the drain, especially fat, oil or grease (FOG). Nothing will clog a drain more effectively than FOG, and it is one of the primary reasons the holiday season is one of the busiest times for plumbers. When you begin to notice problems with drainage or smelly drains, call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg and schedule a drain cleaning appointment for your home’s plumbing in Katy.
The Equipment our Plumbers Utilize
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg plumbers in Katy are equipped with the latest technology for resolving drain and sewer pipe issues. For example, it is likely we will use a small video camera made for pipes to provide a video pipe inspection. The inspection with the camera provides a clear visual on the clog, enabling the plumber to identify its type, location, any pipe damage or deterioration and the most efficient and effective means of resolving it.
The technology comes to the rescue again for severe clogs and difficult to clear clogs such as FOG with a powerful hydro jet drain cleaner. No other plumber’s tool is as effective as the hydro jet.
Preventing Clogged Drains
While there’s no way to completely avoid drainage problems, it is possible to reduce them to seldom experienced occurrences. The following tips will ensure your drain troubles are few and far between. With good drain habits and periodic drain cleaning, clogged drains will be almost forgotten.
- Don’t pour fat, oil, and grease down kitchen drains. While it is liquid when hot, they solidify into waxy solids when they cool down, leaving a coating inside the drain that grows over time. The accumulating grease will eventually cause clogged drains, and requires a licensed plumber to provide cleaning of your clogged plumbing in Katy. Allow F.O.G. to cool enough to safely pour into a separate container, seal it tightly and dispose of in the trash, or carry to a fat recycling station.
- Use strainers on bathroom and kitchen drains. The strainers will help to prevent clogging from hair and soap scum in the bathroom, and food in the kitchen.
- Schedule periodic drain cleaning of your plumbing in Katy. Household habits will determine the necessary frequency, but as a general rule every 2 to 5 years will maintain an efficient flow and prevent drain odors.
You can count on the expertise of our licensed plumbers to provide reliable drain cleaning, and other plumbing services. If you are experiencing drainage issues, contact a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg professional plumber for the service of your residential or commercial plumbing in Katy. We serve Katy, Houston, Sugar Land and the surrounding areas. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.