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Win the Battle Against Your Drains

Posted by Ryan Forest

Your drains work hard to run smoothly. Because of this, we should learn to appreciate them more. This means preventative maintenance and dealing with any issues right away. So, when there are issues with your drain, know how to tackle them and win the battle.

Clogged Drains

Clogged drains are one of the most common plumbing issues and can impact your sewer drains, sink drains, shower drains and bathtub drains. If your sink, bathtub, or washing machine drain end up clogged, it could lead to flooding. This will cost you a pretty penny since you will then need to pay for water removal and cleanup. It is surprising that something so simple can cause such a huge mess, but it is more common than you may think.

What can cause a clogged drain?

The most common cause of a clogged drain is a build-up of hair. Other causes include dirt, blockage from soap build-up, mineral build-up, an obstruction (such as too much toilet paper) or even a tree root growing up from the ground.

Clogged drains happen to be a very common issue during the summer months for many additional reasons. You will most likely see more guests at your home and your drains will be used more since the family is home more. Also, food from barbeques can clog sink drains and sand from outings at the beach will easily clog your tub drains.

What are the signs of a clogged drain?

There are a few things you can keep an eye out for that could be a sign of a clogged drain. When a drain is blocked, water can’t flow freely, which can cause a backup. If a drain is slow, making funny noises or not draining properly, you should get your drains inspected right away before any real damage occurs. To try to mitigate clogs, be smart and practice the following tips. Try to avoid putting cooking grease down the drain. Also, put any coffee grounds in the trash and not down the drain. Using a screen over your drain can also minimize clogging issues. To prevent buildup, get in the habit of using hot water after each use. Baking soda can also be a good cleaning agent to keep drains from getting blocked, plus it helps with odor! Just be careful of the products you buy at the store as they could damage your pipes!

Professional Cleaning

A professional knows what to look for and how to fix the issues. Rainforest Plumbing and Air offers a number of different remedies to help with your clogged drains. With a camera inspection to find the issue, Rainforest Plumbing and Air will be able to diagnose the issue and offer a quick remedy like their bio-clean technique or hydro-jetting procedure. Only done by professionals, hydro-jetting uses high pressure to eliminate grease, oil, sludge, and stubborn buildup. This pipe cleaning method can be effective, is environmentally safe, helps break through tough blockages, and saves you money in the end.

Preventative Maintenance

You should get your plumbing and pipes routinely checked at least once a year. During a routine preventative maintenance check-up, a technician will check your water heater, faucets, toilets, sinks, drains, valves, pipes vents, and pumps looking for any leaks, corrosion, or loss of water pressure, along with any issues with water temperature.

Rainforest Plumbing and Air

Rainforest Plumbing and Air has made it their mission for the past 20 years to deliver excellent service by being timely, accurate and fair. When you need a Mesa plumber AZ, you can count on Rainforest Plumbing and Air to be available at all hours of the day and night to help with any plumbing or HVAC issues. It doesn’t matter if it is a commercial or residential building, Rainforest Plumbing and Air has the experience and tools to get the job done right the first time. Always providing the Upfront Guarantee, there will be no surprises when it comes to the service you receive, meaning you will be provided with an accurate estimate at the beginning, and always being alerted to any changes as the job goes on. With Rainforest Plumbing and Air, you will receive trustworthy and reliable service.