Clogged Drain Clearing Tips

December 13, 2018

Let’s face it, clogged drains are a hassle. Your daily routine is disrupted by the slow draining water. You may be getting foul smells creeping up. Even worse, you may have major problems lurking somewhere in your plumbing.

Resolve the clog quickly by calling a professional plumbers of ESCO Heating, AC, Plumbing & Electric. Let’s look at some ways you can identify a clogged drain and what to do to remove the problem.

Is The Drain Clogged?

Here are a few common symptoms you could experience with a clogged drain:

Water in kitchen or bathroom sinks drains very slowly

  • You hear gurgling sounds when running water down the drain
  • Dirty water will start backing up out of the drain.
  • Your shower drain is slow, leaving you with a rising pool of water
  • Your toilet or sink starts to overflow when the washing machine or dishwasher starts to drain

What Should You Do If Your Drain is Clogged?

If only one fixture is having problem, it’s likely the blockage is somewhere on the local pipe. However, if there is more than one drain affected by the clog, the problem is likely somewhere deeper in the home’s drainage system.

Your home’s drain system is a network of pipes that all connect back to the main sewer pipe. If you have clogging in both the kitchen and bathroom drains simultaneously, the blockage could be in the main line.

No matter where the clog is, never use store-bought chemical drain cleaners. First, these products are very dangerous. People who inhale the fumes have damage to the throat, nose, and lungs. The chemicals can also corrode the pipes, which can lead to costly problems in the future.

Call a professional plumber of Salt Lake City, UT to remove the clog. They have the tools and experience to clear the clog properly.

If your clog is deep in the plumbing system, the plumber will need to do a pipe inspection using a fiber optic camera. The camera allows the plumber to see what type of clog it is, which makes it easier to determine the best removal method. A common problem is tree roots growing in the pipe. However, sometimes the line is broken, requiring it to be repaired or replaced.

Preventing Clogged Drains

The best prevent method for clogged drains is having a plumbing inspection or maintenance visit. It’s easily scheduled before you start welcoming house guests or party goers. Please call ESCO Heating, AC, Plumbing & Electric at (801) 204-9444 for any plumbing related issues.