When dealing with clogged drains in your Villa Park home, it can be tricky to determine what the cause of the problem is, where it is located, and if it is something you can fix yourself or seek a professional plumber. Pristine Plumbing is here to assist you with any plumbing issue large or small. Our experienced plumbers are able to find the exact location of your clog using the latest technology to do so. We are always available to handle your toughest clog, even when it becomes a plumbing emergency. We are available around the clock 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any emergency, question, or routine call.
Why Are My Drains Clogging?
There are a wide variety of reasons that can be causing your drains to clog or back up in your Villa Park home or business. Knowing why they are happening and what is causing them can save you a lot of headache in the future. So many simple things can be done to help you keep your drains from backing up as frequently. For example, you could collect your cooking oil and grease to keep it from going down the kitchen sink. Or avoid brushing your hair over the bathroom sink where it can easily go down the sink. Do not flush sanitary items, diaper wipes, or q tips down the toilet. These items do not dissolve and will back up over time.
Fixing a Simple Clog At Your Villa Park Home
You can always go for the easiest solution first to clear out a simple clogged drain. A plunger. Every Villa Park homeowners best friend. A plunger will help to dislodge a minor clog and allow water to go back to its normal flow. A plunger will not be able to fix every problem though. This is when most homeowners will run out to their nearest hardware or grocery store and purchase an industrial chemical drain cleaner. Commercial drain cleaners are advertised to be the quickest, cheapest, solution. They tend to use key words like “Fast acting” “Maximum Power” “Ultra Clean” or “Proven Strength”. Keep in mind, these commercial products are filled with ultra chemicals that are proven to cause maximum damage to your plumbing system. They can and will work in the short run, but they can also completely destroy the integrity of your drain pipes by chewing right through them. The chemicals in these cleaners are extremely harsh and corrosive to pipes. When chemicals in these cleaners mix with residue in your pipes, toxic gases can be created. These toxic gases can endanger the health of your household and pets. We recommend the avoidance of commercial drain cleaners whenever possible. Contact a licensed plumber from Pristine Plumbing to use the latest technology in proven and highly rated methods. Some clogs can be too big for a plunger and can be cleared out with the use of a self purchased snaking tool. Snakes are easy to find at any hardware store and can assist with clogs that are trickier to reach. It is recommended that only someone familiar with these tools use them. If used incorrectly, they can cause a lot of damage to your drain pipes.
Tips and Tricks to Prevent Your Drains From Clogging
There are lots of inexpensive and easy to find items that can help you prevent your drains from clogging in your Villa Park home. You can install a hair trap in your drains to keep hair from going down your bathroom drains. Hair catchers are very easy to find at most grocery or hardware stores. They are also easily available online. Installing lint traps on your washing machines can help make sure that larger debris and dirt are not making their way into your plumbing and causing a potential back up or leak. It is also recommended to install a catcher in your dishwasher to keep larger food debris from backing up. Rinsing out your drain is another highly effective method to keep your pipes clean. A combination of hot water and vinegar will help to eliminate grime that has started to build up.
Pristine Plumbing has extensive experience in dealing with all sorts of drain system issues.
Our licensed Villa Park drain cleaning experts will diagnose your issue and offer the best and highest rated reviewed service in all of Villa Park. Check our list of ongoing and rotating offers, learn about our tankless water heater installations, schedule routine drain cleaning services, read about our Hydro Jetting technology and our military and senior discounts.
We look forward to answering all of your questions and improving the quality of your Villa Park home’s plumbing system. Whether the project is small or large, we are here around the clock to offer the highest quality and prompt service.