Drain Cleaning in Denton
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Few things are worse than a sink or tub filled with dirty water and refusing to drain. No matter how diligent you are about cleaning, you will experience a severe clog that normal DIY tricks can’t solve.
If your drain is giving you trouble, call a drain cleaning specialist in Denton at (940) 293-4661 for fast and friendly drain cleaning services.
How to Clear a Clogged Drain
The best way to avoid a clogged drain is to avoid flushing anything down the drain that shouldn’t be there. For example, while bacon grease seems like it should flow down the drain fine with hot water, think about what’ll happen once that grease cools back down. While it might liquify in warmer temperatures, eventually, the fat will cool and solidify, causing it to block the pipe and catch other detritus flowing down your drains.
However, if your drain is already starting to slow down, the best thing to do is to start with a hot water treatment. Boil some water and pour it carefully down the drain. This hot water should melt any potential greases or fats that might have accumulated in your drain.
If your drain is completely clogged, your best course of action is to get an inexpensive drain snake from your local hardware store or use an old wire hanger you don’t need anymore. You can use either of these tools to dig into whatever is keeping your drain from flowing. These tools tend to bring up clusters of old food or hair trapped in the drain and preventing it from flowing. Dispose of whatever comes up in the trash can so it doesn’t end up going back down the drain.
What Can I Pour Down a Drain to Unclog It?
The safest thing to pour down your drain is water. Any other substances come with their risks. For example, while caustic drain cleaners can effectively clear clogs, they work best when the sink isn’t completely stopped up. Likewise, the severe quality of the drain cleaner can not only eat through the clog but can eat through your pipes. If your plumbing is older, we recommend against using caustic drain cleaners or vinegar and baking soda to clear the clog.
Professional 24 Hour Plumbers
If your DIY solutions still don’t solve your problem, it might be time to look into calling a professional plumber. Our Denton plumbers have the tools needed to clear and clean your drains effectively. You can even schedule ongoing plumbing maintenance to prevent severe clogs in the future.
Our team can clear sewer system backups and use video cameras to determine the exact location of the clog. We can even use our patented HydroScrub jetting technology to clear the clog and scrub your pipes clean with a high-pressure water stream.