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Drain Cleaning: What It Is & When You Need It

Although you may not think of it, your drains are a vital part of your day to day life. From using the toilet to taking a shower to washing your dishes, you are using your home’s drains often. Understanding the importance of keeping your drains clean and spotting when they are in need of some TLC will keep your plumbing out of harm's way.

What is it?

Drain cleaning is the process of clearing your pipes of any build-up or blockages. Your drain could be clogged by one massive item that wasn’t intended to go down your plumbing, but more often than not, the backups in your drain are formed over time as soot and waste gets stuck to the lining of your pipes and slowly closes them off.

The most common culprits for drain clogs in your bathroom include:

  • Hair

  • Feminine Products

  • Qtips/Cotton Swabs

  • Dental Floss

  • “Flushable” Wipes

 

Kitchen drain backups are often caused by:

  • Oils/Grease

  • Coffee Grounds

  • Animal Bones

  • Vegetable Peels

 

The best way to keep your pipes running smoothly is to be conscientious about what is getting put down them, but if you find yourself with a clog, there are a few ways to fix it.

Is It Time for a Drain Clean?

Your drains take on a lot and if you aren’t cautious about what is going down them, you may find yourself with slow draining water, weird smells or gurgling noises. If by the end of your shower you notice you are standing in a pool of water, it is time for a clean. Or, maybe you are in the kitchen and you notice foul odors from the drain or gurgling noise occurring? These are also signs that maintenance is required.

 

How to Clean a Drain?

If it is the best case scenario, several minutes or hot water may loosen up and unclog your drain. However, oftentimes, snaking or a replacement may even be necessary. Trust Parzival Plumbing to assist you with your plumbing problems. We use hydro jetting technology to restore your drains and get everything going with the flow. Give us a call today! (949) 234-6001

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