Signs You Need Drain Repair Services and what to do
Regular checks of your drains are usually helpful but let face it, very few people actually do that.
Most will wait until they notice a change in the performance (when it clogs) but most of the time this can be avoided by occasionally checking the flow rate
If you notice a slowing in the flow of the drain then a cleaning is usually all it needs.
To do this just carefully remove the P-trap (make sure you put a bowl or bucket under the P-trap to catch water that is still in the drain pipe.
I usually dump this dirty water in the toilet or any other drain near by.
Then, once it’s removed, simply rinse the pipe out under a different sink that has the drain still in place.
after the pipe is cleaned and free of debris then reinstall the P-trap and any other piping that you may have removed and cleaned.
Most professional plumbers will charge about $100 per drain so if you don’t mind the smell and you are somewhat handy then you can probably do this yourself.
I recommend at least once annually to keep a good flow of your drains.
Burt SilverJune 28, 2018, 6:08 pm REPLY
I really like what you said about signs to look out for when dealing with drain cleaning. This is something I need to be done in my house because the drains are clogged. Maybe I should look into getting in touch with a professional plumber that can help me unclog them.
Dino ViolanteJuly 18, 2018, 2:41 am REPLY
It was really nice when you said that when the drains slow down, most of the time what it needs is to be cleaned and have the clogs removed. I sure wish that was the case, however, the drains have been clogged for more than a week now, and it is not just the kitchen drains. Because of this, I think that there is a problem with the main sewer lines. I will call a professional to check this out. Thank you.
Ellen HughesJuly 24, 2018, 2:26 am REPLY
It did catch my attention when you said that you should consider cleaning your drainage if it’s slow in draining water. The drainages in my kitchen and bathroom are both clogged. I’m hypersensitive to a foul odor, and I don’t have ideas how I should clean our drainage. My goal is to eliminate my problem in the most effective way, so I will make sure to hire a professional for help.
Braden BillsAugust 7, 2018, 3:13 pm REPLY
My drains have been draining really slowly, and I’m not sure what to do. It makes sense that I would want to get a professional to take a look at them for me! They would be able to get them repaired, after all.
Duncan LanceAugust 28, 2018, 10:40 pm REPLY
It really is important to keep your homes drains running smoothly. Fortunately, if you’re handy you might be able to do some minimal repairs on your own. However, it is much more important to take the article’s advice and get the drains looked at by a professional at least once a year.