How Important Are the Drains in My Home?
Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Kelowna understands how stressful and messy a clogged drain can be in your kitchen, bathroom, or another room. Your home’s drains have one responsibility: transporting wastewater and waste from your structure. Typically, you’ll find particles in your wastewater, such as soap, food, dirt, and dust. These particles running down your drain can slow water flow and potentially build up and clog a drain. When a clog happens, our service professionals will gladly carry out clogged drain cleaning services. We offer unbeatable drain plumbing services, such as restoring your wastewater flow in any residential clogged drain. Your home’s pipes and drains can get damaged even because of small clogs. These obstructions can cause odors and back up your toilets, tubs, and sinks. One drain problem frequently leads to issues in other drains around your house because they all flow to the same place.
Signs You Have a Clog in Your Drain
Clogged drains can be more difficult to identify than you might assume. People usually notice a possible clog when their water doesn’t flow down a drain, and they get backups in their sinks, but this problem is only one sign your drain needs professional cleaning. You can watch for several other signs your drains and plumbing will exhibit. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Kelowna advises homeowners to contact our highly trained service professionals to assess your plumbing issue and resolve it whenever any of the following signs occur in your home:
- Backed-up toilets
- Foul odors coming from drains
- Slow-draining and gurgling sinks
- Bubbling sounds coming from your toilets
- Water puddles on the floor around your sinks, bathtubs, showers, and laundry appliances
What Drains Are in My Home?
All your home’s drains work with one function, and Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Kelowna has seen nearly every issue affecting residential drains. Each drain can clog because of different causes, so you typically need a service professional to determine the best solution to your clog. Below are various explanations about drains in your home and why they develop clogs:
- Bathroom Drains – Soap, hair, and toothpaste are the most frequent bathroom drain clog causes. You can collect loose hairs in the shower before they go down the drain by installing simple drain covers. Another helpful practice is running hot water whenever brushing your teeth. The hot water prevents your toothpaste from hardening in your pipes.
- Kitchen Drains – Grease, oil, and bits of food are the main kitchen drain clogs causes. When cleaning your dishes after breakfast, lunch, or dinner, these materials wash down your drain as you wash and rinse plates, cups, bowls, and silverware. Oil and grease are especially problematic since they harden on your pipe’s inner walls. It helps to have a garbage disposal, but you should still avoid washing certain foods down your drain, including meat, bones, and fibrous vegetables.
- Floor Drains – Leaves, dust, and dirt typically clog floor drains you find in basements, garages, and laundry rooms. Clogged floor drains can lead to floor damage. You don’t typically see these drains daily, but you need to ensure they get regular cleaning.
How Can I Clear a Clogged Drain?
Figuring out if your sink drains are one of the best beginning actions to identify a clog in your drain. If you have a drain clog, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Kelowna recommends trying the following simple ways to resolve it before contacting our service professionals:
- If there’s still some water movement in your drain, let it continue draining as you prepare a pot or kettle of hot water on your stove. Boiled water is highly effective at clearing clogs caused by oil and fats that harden in your pipes. After all, or most of the water drains from your sink, carefully pour hot water down its drain. Scheduling routine inspections and cleanings can help you keep your pipes draining effectively.
- Plungers and drain snakes are simple tools to get rid of clogs in a couple of simple steps. Sink plungers are smaller, making them easier to manage, so you can bring the clog close to your drain’s top using one. After plunging, you can use a drain snake to pull the clogged material out of your pipe. You should avoid flushing this material back down the pipe you cleared. Instead, we recommend throwing it away in your trash.
- A service professional is your next step if your clog won’t clear using the above methods. An average drain snake can’t pull out clogs too deep in your pipes, including tree roots blocking wastewater flow. This clog type calls for more extensive professional solutions.
Schedule Service in Kelowna, Rutland, & Glenmore, BC
Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Kelowna will gladly help you clear and maintain your drains with our residential clogged drain cleaning services. Using DIY methods to attempt to clear your drain might not provide the same efficacy or long-lasting results as when you have our service professionals complete this plumbing service. Our team works quickly and efficiently to clear your drains conclusively and restore your water flow. Get in touch with us today to request an in-home estimate and schedule an appointment at your Kelowna, Rutland, or Glenmore, BC home.