Clogged drains can be a costly nightmare for any home or property owner in Huntington Beach. Many people will notice slow or clogged drains but procrastinate in getting them professionally cleaned. This can lead to much larger and more costly issues in the future. Have no fear, we at Pristine Plumbing have professional experts in drain cleaning services available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Why do drains clog to begin with?
There can be many factors and causes to those nasty clogged drains:
Kitchen Sinks – The most common drain issues tend to occur in the kitchen. Kitchen sinks tend to have lots of oils, fats, organic waste, soap, and debris going down the drain. These items will cause a build up over time, and if left untreated, can lead to a much larger and frustrating problem like leaks and back ups. Scheduling regular drain cleaning services can prevent build up, odors, and leaks.
Bathroom Drains – Showers and tub drains tend to take a lot of abuse. Did you know that hair is one of the largest culprits of drain blocks in bathrooms? Hair can bind to grease and build up with time causing blocks in your pipes, or slow moving drains. We recommend you prevent as much hair as possible from going down the drain by installing drain guards. Be sure to clean them regularly.
Toilet Back Up and Clogs – As for toilet clogs, the use of harsh cleaners, too much toilet paper being flushed, feminine hygiene products, and toilet paper build up is the cause of most toilet plumbing problems. Too much toilet paper being flushed at once can cause your drains to clog and stop your toilets from flushing completely. It can even cause gross and scary leaking or overflowing. If you are still able to get water to run through your toilet when flushed, you can try to use a plunger to dissolve or shift the clogged debris. If the toilet is filling up with water instead of draining, it is more than likely time to call in the professionals.
Mineral Buildup – Mineral build up can also be a costly silent culprit to any property owner in Huntington Beach. Have you suspected you might have hard water? Minerals that are dissolved in hard water will build up over time and cause masses that can block your drains and pipes. These types of clogs tend to happen in laundry rooms or standard drains where lots of and running water occurs. We recommend installing a water softener system in your home to prevent mineral build up. If you are unable to install a water softening system you will need to routinely schedule a time to descale and remove all of the sediment build up. Once established, mineral build ups that clog can be extremely difficult and costly to remove. Mineral build up can also cause slow drainage and loss of water pressure. This would be the time to call Pristine Plumbing for drain service repairs.
How do I prevent my drains from clogging?
Most of the time, if used correctly, a plunger can help to clear up a stopped or backed up drain. Lots of preventative measures can also be taken. A few mentioned above were installing grease traps, avoiding food, hair, grease, oil and large debris from going down the drains, water softening systems, descaling of mineral build ups, awareness of toilet paper usage and quicker dissolving brands, and drain guards. The most efficient and effective way of preventing build up, slow drainage, or costly clogs is to schedule routine drain cleaning services. We recommend that all Huntington Beach property owners schedule their drain cleaning services every two to three years. This will help to ensure total efficiency and integrity of your plumbing system and help to eliminate any problems that can be building up in your pipes. Scheduling routine maintenance is not only more cost efficient in preventing major issues, it also grants peace of mind.
What not to do?
Though they are promoted as the quickest and cheapest way of clearing clogged pipes, commercial store bought drain cleaners can actually wreak havoc on your pipes. Harsh chemicals in these cleaners can strip your pipes and eat through them causing expensive leaks and repairs. Many people will often buy expensive tools to clear their own clogs, but don't realize that they can be pushing the problem further down, making the clog worse, and harder to reach. Why make a small problem bigger? Leave it to the professionals.
We at Pristine Plumbing in Huntington Beach are available day and night to schedule your drain cleaning services. Don't wait, schedule today! We will schedule a time with you, and dispatch one of our service technicians to your property promptly. We now offer a chat option on our website. This can be used to chat with one of our dispatchers and get your questions answered, or to schedule an appointment. We hope you will decide upon Pristine Plumbing for your drain cleaning service. Our team of expert plumbers are ready to go above and beyond for you.