Getting everyone to leave the house each day can be a stressful and hectic process, spending time thinking about what is being rinsed down the drain is the last thing anyone has time for. However, large volumes of soap, toothpaste, and shaving cream can quickly cause a drain clog which will bring your day to a screeching halt.
Thankfully, the outstanding team of plumbers at Call Clint Plumbing of Fishkill have years of training and experience making them uniquely qualified to quickly locate and remove any drain clogs that you are dealing with. In fact, homeowners through Fishkill and the entire Hudson Valley have been trusting our team with all of their draining cleaning needs for several years.
While there are all sorts of circumstances that will eventually lead to a drain clog, the number one cause is lack of maintenance. The drains in your plumbing system work hard every day to support all of the many tasks that you need to get done and, without regular maintenance, will eventually succumb to this wear and tear.
It is recommended that you have professional drain cleaning maintenance appointments on a regular basis, however, some of the at-home maintenance steps that you can take to keep your drains flowing include:
- Do Not Use Chemical: While it can be enticing to just dump a jug of over the counter draining cleaning product into the sink and call it day, these liquids are actually highly-acid and will cause the inside of your pipes to corrode and weaken. This will eventually lead to residue in your water, pipe breaks, and adverse reactions in your septic system
- Boiling Water: On a regular basis an easy way to help keep your drains flowing is to fill the tub or sink with boiling hot water and then allow the entire basin to drain. The boiling temperature of the water will soften any stubborn residue that has formed and the pressure of the entire basinful will wash away anything that is released
- Install Drain Covers: These can be found at any home improvement store and are an inexpensive and easy way to protect your drains. You simple place the screen over the top of the drain and it is designed to allow water to flow through but will watch any hair, food particles, or foreign objects that should not be rinsed into the drain
While these steps can help to mediate any major blockages or clogs in your drains, if you start to notice a bad smell or a gurgling sounds coming from your sink, toilet, or bathtub/shower make sure to contact our office as soon as possible. These symptoms could be a sign of something much bigger and it is always good to address issues when they are small and more manageable than when they have escalated to a full-blown malfunction.
Our team of highly-skilled Fishkill plumbers will arrive at your location with a fully-stocked van that has all of the equipment to handle the various complexities of a drain clog. With an extensive knowledge base of industry standard plumbing procedures and the experience to expect the unexpected, our team will thoroughly and efficiently address your drain cleaning needs and get your plumbing back up and running.