Clogged Drains

Let’s be honest. When it comes to the drains in our homes, we’re not always mindful about what we’re putting in them. It’s tempting to flush and rinse anything and everything that can go down a drain. However, these types of practices put a lot of strain on the plumbing system. Eventually, the system can’t take it anymore and it breaks.

At San Francisco Plumbing & Rooter Pros, we’re experts at getting rid of clogs and cleaning sewer lines. If you’re struggling with any of these issues, let us help. Our drain and sewer contractors have the latest tools to make accurate diagnosis and swift repairs.

What Causes Clogged Drains?

The most common reason for clogged drains is misuse. From flushing too much toilet paper to using chemical drain cleaners, misuse is an issue. When too much toilet tissue gets flushed, the excess can cling to the inside of the pipes and catch other debris before the it dissolves.

Flushing paper towels, facial tissues, and other bathroom waste also causes debris to build up in pipes. After a while, there’s not enough room for water to flow through the pipes and back ups happen.

How to Treat Clogged Drains?

Small drain clogs can often be fixed using a plunger. Make sure you use the right plunger for the job. Toilet clogs needs a bathroom plunger with a flange. Kitchen sink and floor drain clogs require a flat plunger.

When plunging doesn’t work, you need to call for professional drain cleaning in San Francisco. Don’t use liquid drain cleaners. The chemicals in the cleaners will break down pipes over time and cause more problems. Although using drain cleaners once or twice won’t do much damage, you shouldn’t make a habit of using these cleaners to get rid of recurring clogs. Instead, hire drain cleaning specialists to snake the drain.

How Do I Know If My Sewer Pipe Is Clogged?

There are a few tell-tale signs that let you know you’re dealing with something more than your average clogged drain. If you have any of the following problems at your place, you might need sewer cleaning:

  • Several drains have clogged at one time
  • Raw sewage is present in the drain
  • You flush the toilet and other drains gurgle
  • You catch a bad odor that smells like sewage coming from drains

If you think you have a clogged main sewer pipe, call for hydro-jetting services to clear the line.

Staying on top of sewer and drain cleaning service in San Francisco works in your favor by preventing flooding issues and water damage. Stop clogs and schedule a drain cleaning service today!