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When to Call the Pros for Drain Cleaning Solutions

By on Jan 25, 2018 in blog, Drain Cleaning |

Clogs, leaks and other plumbing problems can occur from time to time, and it is common for most homeowners to try to solve the problem themselves. However, lack of experience or tools or both can do more harm than good and even set you up for added costs down the road. Here’s how to know that it’s time to call the pros.

Drains are slow.

Slow drains are an indication that you have build-up in your drains that is affecting normal flow. This is usually what happens before you have full-blown clogged pipes. It is best to let a professional handle this problem to avoid clogging or flooding later on.

Drains are backed up.

If water starts climbing up and out through the drain or the sink, you likely have drains that are backed up. In worst case scenarios you may have water coming back up from the toilet, meaning that water cannot drain through the pipes and something is blocking the drainage. Fixing this requires knowledge of your plumbing configuration to know which areas of the plumbing are blocked, which is why calling a professional plumber is your best choice.

You have flooding in the basement.

Clogged foundation drains can lead to flooded basements. Improperly installed drainage systems can also lead to leaks. If the downspouts are placed too close to the basement wall, they can overload the weeping tiles and cause leaks in the basement that can transform to a small flood in no time.

Drains are always clogged.

Constantly clogged drains are a symptom of a more significant problem. You could have a buildup of organic matter that is preventing the proper passage of drainage. Without regular drain cleaning, gunk accumulates and prevents adequate flow.

Improper flushing, especially of hygiene products, diaper wipes and other items that do not degrade quickly, can also lead to clogging. While you can use a plunger to troubleshoot this problem, this solution is temporary and does not work every time.

The most practical option would be to hire a professional plumber to remove the clog and clean the entire system to prevent future problems.

With regular maintenance and drain cleaning, you lower the possibility of spending hundreds to thousands of dollars for expensive repairs down the road. Get in touch with your local plumber to have these problems fixed when they occur so you can keep your drains in excellent working order all year round.

Check out ApexPlumbingChicago.com and call us at (773) 477-7714 today for prompt and professional plumbing solutions.

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