Clogged Drain Experts
You’ve got water backing up in your kitchen sink or pooling around your shower drain. These are clear signs of a clog. Clogs are a nuisance that can create all kinds of problems from leaving behind residue to damaging your pipes. While most people think to reach for a chemical drain cleaner to unclog the pipe, this may be the last thing you want to do. The cleaner may not fully clear the drain, and may over time cause damage to your pipes.
When you have a major clog that you just can’t get rid of, it’s better to rely on the professionals at HC Edwards Plumbing for clogged drain cleaning in Red Oak, TX. To schedule services, call us at 214-862-0225.
Signs of Clogged Drains
It’s usually pretty clear when you have a clogged drain. Most often you’ll notice water pooling around the drain as it slowly makes its way down the pipe. This is especially common with your shower or tub. If the clog is severe enough, water may pool outside of the tub or shower as well. If the clog is really serious, the water may back up and show no signs of draining at all. Hair and soap scum commonly create clogs that will require a clogged drain cleaning service to come out.
One of the worst clogs to have is in the toilet. You’ll usually hear gurgling or sputtering noises coming from the toilet, especially after you’ve run your shower or sink, or flushed. You may even notice water backing up into the shower or sink when the washing machine is running. Toilets get clogged by a variety of items, from children’s toys to paper products other than toilet paper, such as paper towels and wet wipes, being flushed down. Feminine hygiene products also commonly cause toilet clogs.
A really severe clog in the sewer line may cause the waste material to back up in the toilet or other areas of the bathroom. If this happens, you’ll definitely want the help of professionals. If you have a backed-up sewer line caused by a clog, give us a call at 214-862-0225.
In the kitchen, outside of seeing the water backing up in the sink if you smell rotting food from the sink, that’s a sure sign the sink is backed up. Common culprits clogging up the kitchen sink include scraps, grease, and coffee grounds.
Clearing Clogged Drains
In some instances, depending on the severity of the clog, you may be able to clear it yourself with a plunger. You’ll first need to fill the sink about halfway with water. For double sinks, you’ll need to plug one drain with a wet rag. You’ll then begin plunging up and down several times until the clog is cleared. For simple toilet clogs, use a flange plunger, and align the head of it over the drain. Usually, you’ll just need to push down two or three times to clear the clog. With any clog, never hesitate to call us at 214-862-0225 for our expert clogged drain cleaning services.
Resist the urge to clear drains with chemical cleaners. While these cleaners are effective, extensive use over time can cause your pipes to corrode, leaving you with problems like leaks that will require repair. In some instances, the cleaners can make clogs worse. They can, for instance, make materials congeal, or loosen the material just enough for it to go deeper into the system before clogging it again.
Clogs can occur anywhere in the plumbing system, including the main line or sewer lines. If you have clogs in these lines or have multiple clogged lines, you’ll need the help of an expert clogged drain cleaning service to clear it. We have tools like plumbing augurs, or snakes, that root through the worst clogs.
Call for Service Today
If you have a clog slowing your drains and need clogged drain cleaning in Red Oak, TX, rely on the experts at HC Edwards Plumbing. We can be reached now at 214-862-0225.