When is it the right time to bring in the professionals?
If you have never had to deal with clogged drains, it is very hard to tell how bad things are. If this is your case, call us immediately. We handle all sorts of clogs regardless of how bad or simple they seem to be. We act quickly, diagnosing the drains and making corrections and repairs where needed.
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Some of the handiest tools you could try out when handling clogged drains include:
It is not unusual for drains to clog sometimes. So many different things can cause it. It could happen when you are in full celebration mode and with visitors or family over. If this happens, you should call Competitive Water Heaters and Plumbing to come in and handle the emergency. Calling a professional is the best way to handle the situation at hand.
Clogged drains are a total mess and therefore should be handled very quickly. It is important to start looking for a solution immediately rather than just expect things to clear by themselves. Some tips can help.
The first thing to do is determine the severity of the situation. Some methods can help you clear that drain if it is not that bad. The first thing is to remove the cover from the drain, use gloves, and remove all you can with your hands.
Many people mess things up by getting a drain cleaner. This could sound inexpensive or quick, but it could damage the pipes. In the end, you may have an even bigger problem to deal with and could be expensive.
If your plumbing is done using metal pipes, boiling water and pouring it down the drain could help loosen up any mild clogs. For the PVC ones, you may choose bacteria and enzyme-based de cloggers that are locally available.
If the clog happens to be in the sink area, get the trap out and clean it. This is the pipe that is u-shaped under your sink. You can place a bowl there so that you can catch the runoff. These are good things to try out when dealing with simple clogged drains.
You can also try an auger or a plunger a try. A flat plunger works perfectly for sinks, while a round head is ideal for the toilets. The plunger can also loosen the clogs, while the auger breaks those clogs up.
If you detect that the mess you are dealing with is too much, call us immediately. We are very responsive and will be on location before you know it.do not allow the clog to mess things up in your home. There are instances when you notice that every drain within the home has issues. This could mean there is an issue with the main drain. We are the best to handle such matters.
The best way to handle clogs is by ensuring they don’t happen. Make it your rule not to let anything else go down the drain other than toilet paper, natural waste, and water. Things like baby wipes, sanitary supplies, and paper towels should be disposed of with the trash.
Grease and cooking oil should not be disposed of in the drains. Use newspapers and throw them in the garbage.
Leftovers, scraps, vegies, and peels should be thrown into the trash. They should never get anywhere close to the drains.
Professionally handling clogged drains
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