Vancouver Clogged Drains Service
A clogged drain in your home risks disrupting your life. When a drain is clogged, it can mean you're not able to use a sink, shower or bathtub because it's not draining properly. You know that you need to unclog it, but you're not sure of the best methods, and perhaps you're wary of tackling it on your own. There are some steps that you might take to fix the problem, but often calling for professional help is the best solution.
How Our Clogged Drain Service Helps You
When you need a professional plumber in Vancouver to help you with your blocked drains, our clogged drain service is here to rescue you. We use a range of professional tools and techniques to unclog your drains and get everything working as it should be. Our local clogged drains service will quickly deal with the problem.
Tools and Methods We Use
We use a variety of tools and methods to deliver our clogged drains service in Vancouver. Having a few tools at home to keep your drains healthy is a good idea, but sometimes you need the assistance of some powerful and professional tools to get the job done. Here are some of the tools and methods that we use to provide our home clogged drain service.
- Augers: An auger is a long tool that is threaded into a drain so that the coiled end can be twisted into the obstruction. The clog is then pulled out to clear the block in the drain. You can buy augers to use at home, but we use industrial tools to provide extra power and accuracy.
- Jetting: Using powerful water jets is another effective way of cleaning out a clogged drain. In fact, it can get your drains even cleaner compared to using an auger. We use HydroScrub® jetting, using strong pressured water to clean out any grease or debris from your drains.
- Camera inspection: Inspecting your drain with a camera lets us take a good look at the problem. This can help us determine the best method and tool to use to unblock is, and allows us to check for any damage. It means that we don't have to guess at what might be happening down there, and our plumbers can combine the use of technology with their knowledge and experience to decide the best course of action.
Our professional plumbers have years of training and knowledge, which they put to use when tackling a clogged drain in Vancouver. They know all about how your plumbing works, and how to work out the best approach to take care of any problems that you have. In fact, many of our staff have been in the plumbing industry for decades. The company has existed since 1970 and has more than 230 locations across North America. We've seen every plumbing problem under the sun, and our experienced plumbers can take care of any issues that you might have.
About Our Team
Our plumbers in Vancouver are all carefully selected to ensure they have the skills and experience needed to work in your home. They are all licensed, qualified and experienced, so that they can provide reliable services to homeowners around Vancouver. All of our plumbers are knowledgeable and committed to providing top service to all our clients. We offer friendly customer service together with our skilled approach to plumbing, which has helped us to build a loyal customer base.
Here for You When You Need Us
Our 24/7 service means that you never need to wait any longer than necessary to have your drains unclogged. If you have an emergency at home and need a clogged drains service as soon as possible, we will be there to help. No matter what time of the day or year you need us, you can call us out to fix your clogged drains.
How We Unclog Your Drains
When we come to unclog your drains, we follow the process that we have designed to deliver the best customer experience. Every stage of the service that we offer is intended to leave you feeling satisfied with the attention that you receive. Just get in touch to request a job estimate or book an appointment, and a Mr. Rooter plumber will soon arrive at your door.
Before we do anything, we always make sure to provide you with the cost of the work and get your approval. Once we have given you your quote, that's what you will pay. We don't ever raise prices at the last minute, and work with flat rates so you know always know what you're getting and how much you're paying for it.
Our plumbers always take care to treat your home with respect, and leave it looking exactly as they found it (minus any clogged drains). When you have had a plumbing emergency, we know there can already be a mess, so we do our best to avoid making it any worse. As well as cleaning up after ourselves, we explain the work that we have carried out before we leave. This is to make sure that you understand what we did and any maintenance you might need to do to keep your drains and pipes in good condition.
All of our parts and services have a guarantee to protect your home. You can be sure that everything is in working order and that if there are any problems you only need to get in touch. We choose only the best parts and hire the most skilled and experienced plumbers to provide you with top level work that you can rely on.
How Often Do Drains Clog?
The drains in your home can become clogged often if they don't receive the proper care. How often you find yourself dealing with a clogged drain problem can depend on a few factors, including how often you clean out your drains and how careful you are about what you put down them. Some drains can get clogged all the time, while others rarely have problems. If you have a drain that keeps getting clogged up, you might need professional help to solve the problem once and for all.
What Causes Clogged Drains?
Your drains can become clogged for a number of reasons. They can get blocked by everyday items and substances, and it's not always easy to keep them clean yourself.
Some of the most common reasons your drains get clogged include:
- Hair - Hair is a common problem for drains in the bathroom. Long hair can be particularly troublesome, and it can stick together with othersubstances, including soap and dirt.
- Soap - Soap is one of the things that is definitely meant to go down drains, but it can still cause issues. Traditional soap bars in particular can cause blockages due to the fat or grease that they're made with. It can combine with minerals in the water and leave hard residue that clogs the drain.
- Dirt - Excess dirt can clog your drains too. If you're someone who perhaps spends a lot of time outside, you might wash off the dirt and mud once you get home. But this can build up in your drains.
- Food waste - In the kitchen, food waste can be a problem. Even when you scrape food off plates and pans before washing them, you can end up with small amounts of food going doing the drain and clogging it.
- Mineral buildup - In areas with a hard water supply, minerals from the water can build up in the drain. When this happens, you will often need professional help once the buildup has caused a clogged drain.
- Obstructive objects - Some small objects can cause problems for your drains too. You should try to make sure that nothing but water, toilet paper and human waste gets into your plumbing system.
How to Prevent Clogged Drains
Looking after your drains can help you to prevent problems with them. You can take steps to prevent anything goes down them that shouldn't be put down them, as well as clear out your drains if they do start to get blocked.
One useful thing you can do is to use drain guards. These will catch anything that shouldn't be going down your drain. They can be useful to catch small pieces of food debris in the kitchen, and are also very useful in the bathroom to prevent hair going down the drain. Some are designed to catch hair, and you can simply pull them out and clean them off. There are also disposable hair catchers available, which you can just drop into the garbage.
In addition to using drain guards to catch anything that might accidentally get into your drain, you can be careful about what you put down there. For example, if you're covered in mud, removing the excess dirt before getting into the shower is smart. Being sure not to flush anything or drop anything down the drain that shouldn't be there will prevent blockages.
In the kitchen, avoid tipping cooking grease and oil down the drain. Instead, put it in something like an old milk container or coffee can, and throw it away. Create a compost pile from food, coffee grounds and other organic waste. Not only will it protect your drains, but it's good for the environment too.
You can also take steps to regularly flush out your drains. Run or pour hot water down a drain after use to keep things moving along it. Baking soda followed by hot water can also keep drains clean, and helps to deal with odors too. Another option is to pour half a cup of vinegar down the drain, let it sit for a while, then flush it with hot water. An eco-friendly drain cleaner is also a good preventative product to use for your drains. However, be careful with harsh chemical drain cleaners, as these could damage your plumbing if used too often.
What to Use for Clogged Drains
If you have a clogged drain at home, you can try some things to unclog it before you call out a professional. There are some tools and products that could help to clean out your drain in just a few minutes. With a few basics, you can tackle a lot of problems on your own. However, if you can't sort the problem out yourself, you can then call one of our plumbers to bring their professional plumbing equipment.
A plunger is always a good tool to have in your home. You can use it to unblock toilets and any drains in your home, including your sinks. You need to be careful when using it because it does use pressure to push the clog. However, it can be the simple solution that you need when a drain is blocked.
Although our augers are more professional, you can also buy one to use at home. Sometimes called hand snakes, you can try to use them to pull out clogs. It can take a bit of time to work, but it's often an effective way to do it that won't cause any damage. You might need to try a few times to remove the clog. If it's not working, our professional augers can get the job done quickly.
How water is not just a preventative option for cleaning your drains. It can also be a good choice if you want to flush out a buildup of grease or oil. Make sure that the water isn't boiling, and pour it down your drain to try and shift the grease. You might have to do it a few times to completely clean the drain.
Help with Blocked Drains
If you've tried to solve the problem yourself but haven't managed to clear your blocked drain, you need professional help. Call us at (780) 429-3600 to talk to one of our representatives about your problem. We can get one of our plumbers in Vancouver to you as soon as possible so that you can deal with your unclogged drains quickly.