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Why do you need to book a drain cleaning?
Causes for Clogged Drains
Bathroom Drain – Sinks and Bathtub
One of the most common reasons for your clogged drain is the cocktail of different things that go into it. In our previous blog post linked here, the most common reason is the build-up of soap over time! Yes! the hand soap and body soap that you use daily can manage to cause clogged drains. However, the soap itself is not the only culprit when it comes to clogging your bathroom sink or bathtub drain. A mix of skin flakes, dirt, and worst of all, hair, makes the soap residue into a mixture that can clog your drainage over time.
Bathroom Drain – Toilet
The place with the most likely drain to be in need of a drain cleaning. THE TOILET! If you have small children at home, warn them about flushing their toys, and basically anything else that they can reach into the toilet as it can clog the drain immediately. In addition, never flush down hair or pet hair, dental flosses, wipes, or any hygiene products into your toilet. Most surprisingly, toilet paper to an excess level can also clog your toilet, especially the extra thick toilet papers.
The world slowly going back to normal, it is highly recommended to get your drain cleaning services done in advance for larger parties. You may not anticipate the amount of build-up in the drainage that occurred over the period of time you and your family spent at home. Drain cleaning services done in advance eliminates the chance of having a clogged drain during a party and ruining the fun.
But how about kitchen sink drains? You may think your garbage disposal, better known as a garburator, breaks down your food particles enough for it to be completely safe to go down the drain. However, the garburators are only meant to break down the food you cannot scrape away from your dishes, not an entire plate of leftovers. If you consistently flush down leftovers and such foods that are not meant for your garburator and drain, you may find yourself with a clogged drain sooner than later.
Additionally, avoid putting grease, and fat, such as bacon fat down your drain at all costs. Even when the sink is cleaned with dish soap and hot water, the fat becomes solid again as it moves down your drain into your pipes. Furthermore, there are other food particles that may seem like they would easily go down through your drain due to their small size. However, they are the enemy of your pipes.
These include but are not limited to food scraps such as peels and rinds, small pieces of fat and muscles, coffee grinds, and most surprisingly GRAINS! Remember that grains expand with water, so they are highly likely to clog your drain quickly! These food particles and most other smaller food scraps that seem safe for your drains still manage to clog your drain over time, leaving you in need of a drain cleaning.
Getting professional drain cleaning with drain cleaning machines on a regular basis is the most cost and time-efficient way to prevent a clogged drain. You don’t visually see what is already inside drains, so it is unlikely to know how clogged the drain is. We do not recommend DIY methods as they often cause more damage than fixes!
Signs That You Need a Drain Cleaning
The main sign of a clogged drain or a nearly clogged drain is slow to drain as that indicates anything that is starting to go wrong with the pipes. The second sign is any sort of foul smell that is by matters clogged up inside the pipes. You should not hesitate to book your services for clogged drain cleaning today.
These are only some of the few reasons and signs of clogged drains. Notice there is a pattern between all the above reasons. A clogged drain is most definitely one of the things that happen when you expect it the least. Drain cleaning chemicals are only temporary solutions for sewer & drain cleaning matters. Don’t wait before it’s too late and call Mr. Swirl The Friendly Plumber to book your drain cleaning services today at 604-435-4664. You can also visit the following pages if you live in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Surrey, Langley, Port Moody, Burnaby, Mission, or New Westminster to book the best drain cleaning services today! Mr. Swirl is here 24/7 for your emergency drain cleaning.
Drain Cleaning Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How to clean the drain smell?
A foul smell from your drain is one of the first few indicators of a need for a drain cleaning service. It means that your house’s drainage system is slowly clogging up with matters that are not meant to go into or stay in the drain.
How to clean a bathroom sink drain?
You may have heard of DIY methods that are often shared on social media channels. What they fail to mention is the fact that often these DIY methods fail and lead to more damages. So, Mr. Swirl highly encourages you to call our 24/7 phone line when you encounter a drain cleaning matter Leave it to the professionals to solve the issue as efficiently and quickly as possible.
How long does drain cleaning take?
Up to three hours.
How much does a drain cleaning cost?
The average cost of a drain cleaning can range anywhere from $250-$600. It depends on the location of the drain in the house (such as bathroom, or kitchen).
How do I prepare for a drain cleaning service?
Clear the path for your Mr. Swirl The Friendly Plumber, and the surrounding of the affected drain, fixtures, and areas.