Reliable Drain Services
Your drains are just as vital as the shower and sink you use daily. They send dirty water into the sewer lines and to the local wastewater treatment plant for cleansing, but what happens if your drain system doesn’t do what it’s supposed to? Below, the Rogers Heating & Cooling team, explains how to tackle faulty drain systems and when to call for professional services.
What Causes Drains To Clog?
Drain clogs are the most common plumbing problem since things constantly enter the drains that shouldn’t. Soap scum, hair, skin flakes, and dirt and sand from a long day outdoors build up and restrict water flow in a shower drain. Similarly, anything from coffee grounds and rice that expand with water to grease, oils, and fats that stick and accumulate on the inner pipe walls can block a sink drain’s passageway.
While strainers prevent these problematic obstructions from entering your drain system, other natural factors may be out of your hands, including:
- Burrowing tree roots and critters
- Hard water that leaves behind clogging sediments
- Dirt or sand that enters through cracks and split seams
How Can You Tell If You Have A Clogged Drain?
Clogs are evident and easier to fix, unlike other plumbing issues, like frozen underground pipes or sediments in the water heater. The most common sign you have a clogged drain is slow-draining pipes since the wastewater must maneuver around the clog to find small openings to seep through. You’ll also notice pooling around drains.
More alarming than this are drain backups. Each water appliance and fixture attaches to its respective drain line that connects to the main sewer line outside. A sewer line blockage backs gray water into the drain lines, meaning human waste from your toilet can re enter your home through your sink just as washing machine suds can resurface in your tub. You may also notice the following:
- Sewage smells
- Gurgling in your pipes
- Higher water bills
Professional vs. DIY Drain Repairs
Plunging a clogged drain should be enough for optimal drain cleaning. But if the problem is deeper in your system, you won’t be able to reach it. Rather than pour in harsh chemical cleaners that could harm your piping and the environment, call a reliable plumbing company in South Boston, VA such as the Rogers professionals.
Rogers Heating & Cooling has state-of-the-art equipment that makes uncovering a clog’s size and location a breeze. We’ll snake a camera through to inspect before using an auger to grind up tree roots, rodent nests, and other debris. Otherwise, we’ll hydro-jet or pour a safe solution into your plumbing.
Trust Almost 30 Years Of Experience!
With almost 30 years in the industry, we have the tools and know-how to deal with all drain clogs in South Boston, VA and surrounding areas. Our licensed and insured team also takes all precautions for a safe and effective job. Rather than conduct a risky, uneducated DIY plumbing job on your drains, call Rogers Heating & Cooling at (434) 230-0093 for sewer line cleanings, drain repairs, and more in South Boston, VA! Our positive reviews prove why we can be trusted and called upon.
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