A clogged drain is something you cannot ignore. It will continue to get worse and worse until it could end up becoming a burst pipe or cracked pipe. Clogs happen when items get put into a drain and build up. These items could be hair, food, oil, or even crayons. No matter what it is, it needs to be taken out or it can begin to build up and can even cause overflowing and flooding to occur.
When a clogged drain happens in your home or building, be sure to give Affordable Drain Flow a call at (617) 830-7870 and let our team of professionals help you. Our technicians are skilled in cleaning and are also fully insured and licensed so you will feel good about any services that we do for you. We have worked very hard to make sure that our company does the best job possible for you at all times. Our services range far beyond clogged drain cleaning, so if you ever need anything related to your drains, we can help!
Types of Clogged Drains:
Any drain in your home can get clogged, that is why it is important that you make sure that you know what to and what not to put down your drains. By putting small covers over your drains, you can avoid things like hair from clogging up your drains all of the time. Below are the different places that clogs occur and what to do about them.
1. Clogged Sewer Lines
Clogged sewer lines will end up backing up into your home causing bad smells and a gross mess left to clean up. When your sewer lines clog, it is important that you get them cleaned right away. Sewer lines are connected all over the home and can become clogged for many different reasons. One way to be able to see if you have a clog would be to have a sewer camera inspection done on it. This would be able to find the issue easily and get it under control and repaired.
2. Clogged Toilets
Clogged up toilets are something that we see all of the time. The problem is usually fixed by snaking the drain. If you find yourself in a position where your toilet is clogged, the first thing that you should do is grab a plunger. Plungers are a great way to get out of a pinch when you’re flushing and the water just keeps getting higher and higher. Start plunging slowly and then push harder. Don’t be surprised if you have to try this 10-15 times before it works. This will do the trick most of the time, but on the occasion that it doesn’t, give us a call at (617) 830-7870 and we will help you.
3. Clogged Main Lines
When your main line is clogged, everything gets backed up. There are so many issues that can start because of a main line clog. A few ways that you will know that you have an issue with your main line is that your water will start to back up into places like your toilet which will overflow, your shower head will start to have water dripping out of it and usually, it doesn’t smell very good. The sink could fill with dirty water and even flood a bathroom it if gets bad enough.
4. Clogged Sink Drains
A clogged sink drain will show signs by either, water that goes down very slowly, or water that will not go down at all. Sinks can become clogged at any point, no matter how new or old your home is. If your sink becomes clogged, you can try to put a metal rod down inside and pull the clog out or you can try to use homemade or store-bought chemicals to dissolve it. This doesn’t usually work on large clogs, but can sometimes help with the smaller ones. Keep in mind that some chemicals can cause damage to your pipes so if you ever have a question, give us a call at (617) 830-7870 and we will be more than happy to help you.
5. Clogged Bathtub/Shower Drains
Bathtub and shower drains are some of the most common drains to get clogged. These get clogged mostly by human and pet hair. The best way to avoid this is to put a cover over the top of your drain so that you are able to stop it from going down inside. We also suggest a clogged drain cleaning if there are any signs of clogged drains. This will keep your drains looking great and running smoothly all of the time.
6. Clogged Roof Downspouts
Many people forget about the outside of the house when it comes to clogging. The truth is, what you should be paying attention to are your roof downspouts. These can become clogged due to leaves and other outside debris. Our professionals can come out to your home and clear them out for you quickly and efficiently so you never have to lift a finger. This should be done every few months to avoid any problems with your gutter system.
7. Clogged Garbage Disposal
A clogged garbage disposal is usually because of the mistake of throwing the wrong kind of food down a sink. This can clog your drain and damage your garbage disposal as well so you will need to know what to avoid throwing down your sink. Items like rice, bread, and oils are all big no-no’s. Also eggshells, potato skins and coffee grounds are things to avoid as well. The best thing to do is to avoid putting any kind of food down your garbage disposal if you can help it and just putting it straight into the garbage.
8. Clogged Pipe Cleaning
When your pipes become clogged, water will start to back up into places it doesn’t belong or it will not go down the drain at all. This poses a problem because it can end up flooding back into your home and causing other issues with your pipes. The best way to have this taken care of is to call one of our professionals for a clogged drain cleaning in Dorchester, MA at (617) 830-7870 and let us help you right away.