A toilet overflowing or a shower not draining properly can only mean one thing: you have a clogged drain. This is a common problem, no matter how old your home is or how careful you try to be. At ProSolutions Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning we understand the formation of clogs and how to get rid of them! We are a full-service, 24-hour plumbing company that will present a fixed cost upfront, rid your plumbing of clogs, and then clean up any mess we made before we leave!
Got a clog that’s too severe for traditional drain cleaning methods? We also offer hydrojetting solutions!
Signs of a Clogged Drain & How to Prevent Them
Clogged drains are one of the less glamorous problems a homeowner can have. The signs are pretty typical, but sometimes aren’t as obvious as a slow-draining sink:
- Gurgling after flushing the toilet
- Sewage backing up in showers when flushing
- Smells of sewage or other unpleasant odours
Although you probably already know better than to pour grease into a drain, there are a few other steps you should consider taking to help reduce clogs:
- Consider installing hair traps in each drain around the home to catch any strands when showering or using the sink.
- Pour boiling water to help keep any solids moving through your pipes, once or twice per month.
- Add a water purification or filtration system to help remove sediment that builds up in pipes.
- Schedule regular drain cleaning as preventative maintenance.
Even with your preventive measures, you still run the risk of a clogged drain from time to time. While they can be an annoyance, they don’t have to impact your home. With a little help from our plumbers, you can have free-flowing plumbing in no time!
The Benefits of Professional Drain Cleaning
If you notice that your sink is not draining well or that you’re always standing in old shower water, it may be tempting to purchase chemical drain cleaner to solve the problem. Don’t do this! Sure, we are a plumbing company, but we also want you and your family to stay safe–and these chemicals are everything but safe!
Store-bought drain cleaners are made of lye. You may know this ingredient from soaps or other detergents used in the home. However, these drain cleaners use a high percentage of the compound which, when mixed with water, creates a thermal reaction. This thermal reaction can melt certain pipes, is bad for the environment, and can cause burns to your skin, eyes, and lungs.
You may be tempted to use a mechanical drain snake to remove the clog or blockage. This isn’t a terrible idea, but it can also push the clog further into the pipe making it more difficult to retrieve–even for a professional.
The Answer is Simple: Call ProSolutions
A clog is a huge annoyance but can happen to the best-maintained plumbing systems. Do your best to prevent any blockages, but, when it does happen, don’t try to fix it yourself. Call ProSolutions Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning to help remove any of these annoying blockages from your pipes. We offer highly detailed clogged drain solutions in Edmonton and the surrounding areas.
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