Nothing will interrupt your day like the sight of dirty water backing up out of the sink drain. This is a sure sign that you have a clog and need to call a plumber. The water that backs up in your kitchen, bathroom, or laundry drains is called ‘grey water’ this water has been used to wash dishes, brush your teeth, or bathe and is loaded with bacteria. If a clog is left unchecked for long enough, this bacteria can develop into a harmful situation for you and your family.
Luckily, you can count on the expert plumbers at Call Clint Plumbing to quickly locate and remove any drain clog or blockage that you are experiencing. For years, our plumbers have helped Rhinebeck and Hudson Valley area business and home owners keep their drains clean and flowing freely.
Typically, a drain clog will be caused by a build-up of food, residue, grease, and soap. If the clog is in a floor drain or downspout, it is probably due to leaves, tree roots, or other debris. The best way to avoid a clog from developing is to practice regular maintenance habits.
Some recommended drain maintenance includes:
- In the laundry, kitchen, and bath rooms you can fill the basis with hot water and then let it drain. This can be done periodically and is an efficient and easy way to soften any residue in the pipes and then push it down the line to the main sewer pipe to be carried away from your home.
- We don’t recommend the use of caustic drain cleaning chemicals. While these are easy to source and well-advertised, over time they can cause your pipes to corrode and become weak, which can lead to breaks.
- An inexpensive tool for all sinks and drains are drain screens. These devices are meant to lay over the drain and let water and liquid to pass through, but catch large particles so they can be thrown away in the garbage can rather than rinsed down the drain to possibly cause a clog.
At the first sign of a clog in your home, don’t hesitate to contact the friendly team at Call Clint Plumbing for help. Whether your shower leaves you standing in an inch of water, or your kitchen sink has a bad smell coming from it, the highly-trained plumbers at Call Clint Plumbing will quickly locate and repair the problem.
Each of our signature vans are well-stocked with state of the art plumbing equipment, and every member of our team has training on the latest methods and best practices. You can count on us to treat you and your home or business with respect, and to always leave the work area as clean as when we found it.
Your home or commercial plumbing system is intricate and there are many bends and curves where a clog may have developed. Trust the professional and courteous plumbers at Call Clint Plumbing to effectively diagnose, locate, and clear the blog and restore your plumbing to proper working order!