It’s not a popular fact, but it is a fact nonetheless; using your kitchen, bathroom and other drains in your home will eventually create a need for drain cleaning plumbing services in Houston.
Over time, the residue from everything we put into our drains builds up as grease and soap cling to the walls of your pipes, catching all kinds of nasty stuff as it flows, like hair, food particles, and dirt.
In your kitchen sink, the most likely offender when it comes to needing drain cleaning is the garbage disposal. It’s not that the garbage disposal itself is guilty of anything; instead it is commonly the victim of “operator error.” Most of us are a little careless about what we put into our garbage disposals; often stuffing chicken skin, pasta, rice, and other sticky food products into our drains, which is a recipe for disaster.
In the bathroom, your shower and bathtub drains are where we find the most common issues for drain cleaning plumbing services in Houston. Shower and tub drains are notorious for collecting hair just under the drain cover, which then attracts soap and shampoo residue, dirt, and anything else that makes it into your drain.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED DRAIN CLEANING PLUMBING SERVICES?
The first sign of a problem is usually a slow drain or a toilet that does not empty when flushed. As the debris that is collecting in your drain begins to coagulate, the overall diameter of your drain pipe is narrowed. Eventually, if left untreated, this coagulation will lead to complete blockage of your drain and sewer system.
IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO MYSELF?
Before calling a professional for drain cleaning plumbing services in Houston, try to break up the clog with a hand operated plumbing snake. You can find one at any home improvement store, it can be used on tub drains, sink drains and toilets, and they are easy to use.
We do not recommend the use of any chemical-based drain cleaner! Chemical drain cleaners can be hazardous if not used EXACTLY according to the directions and can result in asphyxiation from chemical fumes as well as severe burns. Using a biologic-based drain cleaner like BioOne regularly will help to prevent future stoppages, as it uses active enzymes to eat away at the crud in your drain pipes. The biologic is a much slower process than the harsh chemical drain cleaners that burn their way through the center of a clog.
WHAT DO WE DO TO FIX YOUR DRAIN ISSUES?
Nick’s Plumbing and Air Conditioning Services has several tools in our arsenal to deal with any drain and sewer clog. We operate fifteen fully stocked trucks that arrive at your home with hand augers and motor driven snakes to mechanically break up your clog. For larger, more stubborn clogs, we break out the hydro-jetting equipment to focus a high-pressure stream of water through your drain and sewer pipes, restoring them to like-new condition.
If you’ve been noticing slower drains, or toilets that do not completely flush around your home, call Nick’s Plumbing and Air Conditioning Services for a free estimate or free second opinion about your drain cleaning plumbing services in Houston.