Clogged Drains, Let Our Plumbers Handle It!
Clogged drains are a serious nuisance. From the bathroom to the kitchen, a clogged drain can slow you down, leave unwanted residue behind, and cause all sorts of other problems. So what’s the solution?
Look to Mr. Rooter® Plumbing for quality service, fast responses, and effective results. Our workmanship is guaranteed, so you can have total peace of mind when you call on our plumbers to clear a clogged drain. We accommodate your schedule and make sure to walk you through the issue that needs to be fixed.
Be sure to call on our plumbing technicians at the first signs of a slowing drain to prevent a major clog or backup! Give us a call at (855) 982-2028, or request an estimate online.
Signs of a Clogged Drain:
- Water begins to back up out of a sink drain.
- Pools of water form around shower drains.
- Water drains very slowly after forming pools.
- Toilet water bubbles when you run the sink.
- Drains make gurgling sounds (most common after running washing machine/dishwasher)
- Pools of water form on the floor close to the bathtub or a sink.
- There is a smell of rotting food coming from the kitchen sink area.
How to Clear a Clogged Drain
Here's how to clear a clogged drain (before calling an expert)
- Turn the faucet on and fill the sink up partly with water.
- If you have a double kitchen sink, plug one of the drains with a wet rag.
- If it’s a bath sink, be sure to plug the overflow hole.
- After that, start to plunge the open drain (use a cup plunger).
- Work the plunger up and down several times, then pull it off, repeating a few times.
If you have a toilet, make sure you use a flange plunger for better results. We recommend you stay away from using chemical drain cleaners, as they can be extremely harsh and cause corrosion of your pipes A good alternative is to clean the drain with a liter of dark-colored cola - yes, it really works!
How to Avoid Clogged Drains
Keep your drains free of clogs with these simple tips:
- Never pour grease down your drains.
- Use a drain screen in the shower to catch hair.
- Use the garbage disposal sparingly—avoid inserting foods such as potato peels, coffee grounds, and egg shells.
Unfortunately, neglected pipes can be lined with years of buildup, from rust and hair to grease and other harsh minerals. This buildup can cause dangerous corrosion, leaving your pipes damaged. Regular maintenance from Mr. Rooter plumbing professionals can save you serious money in the long run by preventing costly repairs or pipe replacements. Preventative maintenance helps homeowners avoid unwanted and frustrating clogs. This is the easiest way to keep your home plumbing system happy and healthy—and ultimately clog-free. That's why Mr. Rooter Plumbing offers an affordable maintenance plan to ensure your pipes and drains are properly cleaned and maintained year-round.
Do You Have a Plumbing Emergency?
If just one drain is giving you trouble and threatening water overflow, turn off the shutoff valve specific to that fixture before you get help. If you do run into a drain emergency such as a major water leak, we recommend locating and turning off the main shutoff valve in your home. If you aren’t familiar with this area of your home or don’t feel confident making certain plumbing decisions, be sure to call your local Mr. Rooter plumbing right away! We are here for all your emergency plumbing and drain concerns.
Tackle drain problems without breaking a sweat: Call (855) 982-2028.