When an entire household is getting ready for work and school in the morning the momentum can be hectic. Each person is focused on their own individual bathing, grooming, and eating and trying to get it all done before it is time to leave the house. No one is thinking about what they are rinsing into the sink or what is going down the drain. However, when heavy amounts of food, grease, soap, and residue are rinsed into the sink the long-term effects will eventually include a clogged drain and the activities in your home will come to a stand-still.
Thankfully, the residents of Cold Spring Village have been counting on the professional and reliable plumbers at Call Clint Plumbing for years. Your plumbing system is complicated and there are many moving parts and places where a drain clog could form. Our team has the years of training necessary to locate the drain clog and then operate the equipment that will get it cleared.
One way to make sure that your plumbing develops a clog is to avoid having regular maintenance checks performed by a professional. Just like with any other part of your home, your plumbing will eventually succumb to the normal wear and tear and a clog will form. Some things you can do yourself to minimize the frequency of this severe inconvenience are:
- Do Not Use Chemicals: The over the counter drain maintenance products seem like a good deal. They are easy to find and all you have to do is pour them down the drain. However, because these products contain high amounts of acid, they are highly corrosive and will cause your pipes to weaken and eventually break. Also, if you are on a septic system they can permanently damage the environment of your tank.
- Drain Screens: Installing screens over your drains is an inexpensive and easy way to limit the chances of your drains developing a clog. These covers are designed so that water and other liquid will wash through them, but large particles that might contribute to a clog are trapped and can then be thrown in the garbage.
- Boiling Water: A good alternative to a corrosive drain cleaning product is simply boiling hot water. This process involves filling the sink or bathtub with boiling hot water and then letting the entire contents drain. The hot temperature of the water softens any stubborn residue that has formed and the high volume of water rushing down the drain helps to rinse it all away. Think of it as a very low-pressure jetting.
If your plumbing system starts to work differently than before, for instance, you suddenly start hearing strange sounds or smell foul odors, contact our office immediately for help diagnosing the problem. Sometimes these are the first warning signs that your plumbing systems give before a serious problem happens.
You can count on our team of Cold Spring Village to treat you and your home with respect. We will always wear protective shoe coverings to make sure and keep your flooring tidy and will clean the work area before we leave. Each of our signature vans is fully-stocked will all of the equipment needed for effective drain cleaning and each of our technicians is highly-trained to operate it.