Do you suspect that you might have one or more small blockages in your shower or sink? Have you noticed water is slow to drain in your Newport Beach home? Have your experienced mysterious or foul odors coming from your drain or pipes? If you said yes to one or more of these questions, you should call Pristine Plumbing today! Our prompt and hassle free drain cleaning services will keep your Newport Beach home running smoothly. Pristine Plumbing hires the best licensed professionals in all of Southern California. Our plumbers are fully trained in the latest state of the art equipment and technology, and are available around the clock 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist in any plumbing issue regardless of the size.
Drain issues are extremely common for any Newport Beach home. A number of factors can lead to the eventual build up and clog of drains in your home. A few of the most common causes are everyday things we tend to not even think about.
The most common issues we see are:
Kitchen Drains – Kitchen drains are some of the most common plumbing calls. Many different things can contribute to backing up kitchen sinks. Food debris being washed down the drain might be the most common. If you’ve ever looked under your kitchen sink, chances are you have noticed the odd shape of the pipes down there. These shapes often resemble the letter J, and are often referred to as a P Trap or J Trap. These bendy pipes can catch larger food debris or foreign objects that will collect on the bottom of the pipe (base of the “J”). Once caught it is difficult to pass the objects through the pipes. This will cause water in your kitchen sink to drain slower or back up. Over time or other items start to catch and collect on the stuck debris and completely clog your pipes. In severe situations, this can burst your pipe and cause a leak or flood in your kitchen.
Cooking oils and other types of oils or waxes going down your drain will start to build up in your pipe over time. This residue is a magnet for food debris and organic waste. If left untreated you can notice that your sink is slow to drain or not at all, and might have foul smells coming from the drain.
Bathroom Drains – Bathrooms deal with a lot of unseen chemicals and substances going down the drains. Certain bar soaps and body washes can contain wax or oils that will cause similar build up and clogs to a kitchen sink. Hair is also a huge culprit to bathroom clogs. Hair will accumulate over time and clog. Large amounts or toilet paper and feminine hygiene products being flushed down the toilet are also to blame for a lot of toilet clogs and issues. If you have tried to clear a clogged toilet using a plunger and it doesn’t appear to be fixing the issue, it is definitely time to schedule a Pristine Plumbing professional to come out and assist. Attempting to unclog a toilet too many times can actually cause damage to your toilet and plumbing system. A significant toilet clog is usually a symptom of a much larger issue with the sewer line.
Laundry Room – Laundry appliances usually give off the impression of being self sustaining. They are often overlooked when it comes to drain inspections by homeowners. Washing machines remove lots of dirt, sediments and debris from clothes. All of this dirt and debris goes down your drain in your laundry room and is often ignored until there’s a full blown flood on your hands. It is always a good idea to install traps in your laundry room to help catch any debris from accumulating in your drains and pipes over time.
Landscaping and Irrigation Lines – Trees and shrubs can silently cause a lot of damage to your plumbing system. Roots can start to grow into plumbing lines and cause them to leak or back up. If this goes undetected, roots will start to seek the moisture from the leak, and grow even faster. Improper grading can also damage water pipes in your yard. Natural occurring shifts could start to put pressure on weakened pipes causing them to leak or burst. It is best to do regular inspection of your yard, roots, and irrigation system to prevent one of these issues from happening.
If you’ve had multiple clogs, slow drains, or have experienced mysterious odors coming from your Newport Beach home, schedule an appointment with Pristine Plumbing today. A licensed professional will be dispatched promptly to your property and diagnose the issue at hand. Start your free online quote, or speak to one of our dispatchers around the clock to get any question answered, or services scheduled. We look forward to assisting you with any of your plumbing needs! Be sure to check our current list of specials and don’t forget to ask about our military and senior discounts.