A clogged drain is a nuisance that can be difficult to resolve. Drains can become clogged with fats, oils, grease, hygiene products, and hair. Over time, these items can build up and cause a serious blockage needing heavy duty repair. To prevent blockages caused by food, throw grease and oils into the trash, rather than down the kitchen sink.
Flushable wipes, tampons, pads, and baby diapers should be thrown in the trash, not down the toilet, or you’ll be in for a nasty surprise.
Tree roots can also impact water flow by infiltrating weak, damaged, or broken pipes and growing until the pipe becomes clogged.
Signs of a Clogged Drain
Besides failing to drain properly, signs of a clogged drain include:
- Gurgling noise
- Water or sewage backing up
- Slowly draining shower and tub
- A foul odor coming from the drain
- Water bubbling in the toilet while using the bathroom sink
- Water appliances impacting each other (i.e. the sink making noise when the dishwasher is running)
If you notice any of these signs, call Tucker Hill for high-pressure drain cleaning. This service involves using water pressure from a jet nozzle to break up and push out debris clogging the pipe. Unlike other methods, such as snaking and prodding, high-pressure drain cleaning clears the entire pipe, not just the one clog.
1. Faster than other methods.
Snaking takes time and is likely to be unsuccessful. High-pressure drain cleaning, on the other hand, is quick and efficient.
2. Highly effective.
You might try prodding at the clog, but you may not be able to move the entire clog.
With high-pressure drain cleaning, you won’t risk damaging the pipes. Digging and drilling comes with the chance of causing more damage and requiring additional repairs.
4. Environmentally friendly.
A chemical-based drain cleaner can erode the pipes and lead to leaks and ruptures in the future. High-pressure drain cleaning simply uses water to push the clog completely out.
If you’ve tried the DIY methods of clearing a clog but haven’t had any luck, call Tucker Hill for professional cleaning. Our trained plumbers will get your system back to normal in no time!