When and How to Clean Your Drains

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Periodically, there comes a time when homeowners face the problem of clogged plumbing fixtures and pipes that require a bit of time to clear out. If you’re a new homeowner or even renter, you may be faced with such a dilemma at this time. In today’s blog, we will discuss when drain cleaning is needed and how to go about doing this task. Read on to find an answer to your clogged drain issues. 

Signs for Drain Cleaning

So when should you be cleaning your drains? Below we outlined some of the common signs of drain cleaning  and provided some tips on what to do about them. Most of these issues can be fixed with a little bit of elbow grease. If you are still unsure of what to do or are not feeling confident in your abilities, remember that high quality drain cleaning services are available through One Source Home Service at any time.

Backed-Up in Plumbing Fixtures

When the kitchen sink has a backflow of water coming through when the dishwasher is running, this can be a very messy issue. It will dirty your sink and sometimes overflow on the counter. A few quick pulses of the disposal usually does the trick in clearing this back up. 

Sometimes you might witness a back up in the bathtub or toilet, and that can signify a sewage back up. This issue will need to be resolved by a plumber who will provide the emergency draining cleaning to rectify the situation. 

A lot of sewage issues count as emergency plumbing situations. Check out our blog to learn more about the common signs for emergency plumbing repairs. 

Sink Drains Slowly

There’s nothing like having to race to brush your teeth and wash your face against a sink that isn’t draining fast enough. That is annoying and quite frustrating when all you want to do is get on with your day. 

Luckily, there are ways to fix this situation by using a drain cleaning solution or by using the following DIY method: 

  • Boil some water and pour it down the drain
  • Scoop in half a cup of baking soda into the drain followed by a cup of vinegar
  • Allow the mixture to fizz for a few minutes 
  • Pour another pot of boiling water down the drain once more

This process will help loosen up any film or hair stuck in the drain, allowing water to drain freely once more. If these steps don’t help, make sure to contact a draining cleaning service as soon as you can to avoid damage to your plumbing system.

Sewer Odors

Most of us prefer to avoid the unpleasant sewer odors and that’s understandable. These smells are common when sinks haven’t been used in a while. Try running a bit of water to lubricate the pipes and wash out the smell. If it doesn’t go away, there may be a deeper problem with your plumbing system which will need to be investigated by a local plumber. Don’t prolong hold off the repair and contact a plumber before incurring substantial damages to your home. 

Pests in Pipes

Clogged drains sometimes attract pests, especially if the clog leads to a burst pipe in the sewer lines. We encourage you to contact an emergency drain cleaning service to have them investigate the cause of these pests, particularly if they are rodents because they multiply very quickly. Plus, further damage will occur if this issue isn’t resolved promptly. 

Pests are often a sign of sewer leaks. Read our blog to learn what else to look out for when investigating a possible sewer leak in your home. 

Contact Us for Emergency Drain Cleaning Services

Are you in need of help with cleaning out your drains? Contact One Source Home Service today to receive a quick resolution to your dilemma. We are available around the clock to help restore your plumbing system back in order. Call us at (719) 532-9000.

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