Drain Cleaning in Dallas, TX
Even the most fastidious housekeepers will occasionally face a clogged drain. Hair, soap scum, food particles, and greasy residue can build up in your pipes, slowing and eventually stopping the flow of water. It’s an unpleasant realization when you feel water climbing up your ankles while you’re taking a shower, or you remove the stopper from the sink, and the dishwater won’t drain. If you’re experiencing any of these issues, you need a professional drain cleaning. The pros at Staggs Plumbing have the tools and experience to clear any drain, and we’ve got some tips to prevent emergency clogs, too.
How To Know If You Need Drain Cleaning
Most homeowners schedule a drain cleaning every two years to keep everything running smoothly. Drain maintenance is just smart.
When your drain is clogged, don’t wait. You should try to unclog it using safe DIY methods. Don’t dump toxic chemicals down the sink or toilet. They are bad for your family, the environment, and sometimes make matters worse.
Signs you have a drain clog include:
- Frequent clogs
- Slow-moving drains
- Water backups
- Yard puddles
Your plunger is a handy tool, and every bathroom and kitchen should have a “plumber’s helper” under the sink. If the plunger doesn’t help, try:
- Baking soda/vinegar – The easy, clean, eco-friendly way to dissolve a clog:
- Dip standing water out of the sink.
- Pour 1 cup of baking soda down the drain.
- Pour 1 cup of white vinegar down the drain.
- Seal the opening with a cover/stopper.
- Wait 15 minutes.
- Remove the cover.
- Run hot tap water down the drain.
- Boiling water – Boil about a ½ gallon of water, then slowly and carefully pour it down the sink. Do not do this if you have PVC pipes. It can melt them. If you aren’t sure, don’t pour boiling water into the sink.
- Disposal – If your disposal runs properly, but you still have standing water, it’s likely not the problem. If the disposal is the cause of the problem, call (972) 379-4000.
9 Benefits of Drain Cleaning
- Adding more years to your existing plumbing system
- Eliminating and preventing odors
- Finding leaks before they become a problem
- Improving IAQ (indoor air quality) by eliminating mold you can’t see
- Lowering health risks from sewage backups
- Maximizing drainage
- Minimizing the risk of property damage
- Preventing clogs
- Finding potential problems sooner with special video cameras
How To Keep Drains Clean
Now you understand why clean drains are beneficial to your property and family health. You can keep your drains clean between professional cleaning too:
- Pour 1 cup of vinegar down your drains for a cleaner smell.
- Put baking soda down your drains monthly.
- Rinse your kitchen sink with hot water after cooking.
- Use strainers in all sinks, showers, and baths.
- Don’t dump clog-causing foodstuffs into your disposal unit. Did you know produce stickers are one of the causes of drain clogs?
Other cloggers are:
- Bones and seafood shells
- Broken glass and metal
- Chicken skin
- Coffee grounds
- Eggshells – No, they won’t “sharpen” your blades!
- Fruit pits – There’s a reason they call them “stone fruit.”
- Grease, fats, and oils – Pour them into a container/can and dispose of them after they congeal.
- Pasta, rice, and oats – These foods “expand” and cause clogs later rather than sooner.
- Nuts, potato skins, and sauerkraut – They form a gunky goo in your plumbing pipes.
- Raw celery, cornhusks, kale, onion skins, and spinach
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