Did you know that many of today’s drain cleaners on the market contain toxic acid that can and will cause corrosion to your drainage system ? A safer alternative that will save you time, money and grief down the road is to hire a professional drain cleaner to properly clear and clean out your drain line.
I have personally seen these harsh chemicals eat holes through old weak metal lines and have also seen them eat away/melt some softer plastic parts such as coupling washers leaving a mess and or costly repairs behind.
In most cases if you have a clogged sink you will need to use a mechanical snake rooter machine or call a professional drain cleaner such as Budget Drain & Sewer Cleaning LLC of Janesville, WI to unclog your drain line if it’s plugged beyond the p-trap. One type of blockage you could possibly fix yourself is if the p-trap is blocked.
If this is this case all you would need to do is the following:
Place a bucket under your drain trap and slowly loosen your trap nuts until the water starts to drain out. Once the water is done draining you can completely take out the U shaped part of the trap and remove the debris.
Put everything back together being very careful not to cross thread the nut threads and make sure you only hand tighten them if it’s PVC or ABS plastic. If it is a chrome or copper metal p-trap then you may need to use an adjustable wrench or channel lock pliers to tighten it.
Test for leaks when finished and if the drain clogs again it is most likely blocked in the wall or further down stream. At this time you may need a professional such as Budget Drain & Sewer Cleaning LLC of Janesville, WI. Of course if you do not feel comfortable or are unable to perform these tasks we are here to help you.
Even though your drain and sewer system seems to be able to handle large amounts of solid waste, the more you put down your drains the greater the chance it will get clogged. Remember that unless frozen, water will not clog a drain and is actually good for them as it flushes away unwanted debris.
The kitchen sink is probably the most abused drain in the Janesville, WI area. As a rule of thumb, unless it’s stuck to your plate do not put it down the drain and never dispose of any unwanted waste in a garbage disposal. A garbage disposal is meant to chop up the modest amount of food that rinses off your dishes in order to help your sink drain after washing a load of dishes. Also avoid pouring any oil or grease down the drain as well as this will solidify on the sides of your pipes.
Other than human waste the only thing that should go down the toilet is toilet paper. Items such as Q-tips, dental floss, feminine products, pieces of plastic, paper towels and sanitary wipes can cause a toilet clog but have an even greater chance of getting hung up down stream and backing up your main sewer line. In a sewer lateral that has tree roots the roots will act like a filter or a spider web and catch this debris eventually causing a main line stoppage. In sewer lines with a back pitch or belly this debris will settle in the area and eventually restrict the flow to a point of backing up.
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