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If you’re sick of drain clogs making household tasks inconvenient, it’s time for a drain cleaning service! Slow drains or clogged drains can force you to use your plumbing fixture sparingly, e.g., by piling up washing to do all at once, or means you rearrange your daily routine to stop using the problematic fixture altogether. For example, if your bathroom sink clogs, you may find yourself washing your hands in the kitchen or cleaning your teeth in the shower instead. While it’s a temporary workaround, it shouldn’t be a long-term solution!
Thankfully, if your drains are clogged, a professional plumber can remove the blockage for you, as well as thoroughly clean the drain to reduce the chances of the fixture clogging again in the near future. Another advantage of using a drain cleaning service is that you can avoid using harsh chemical cleaners that could be doing unseen damage to your New Orleans, LA, home’s plumbing.
If your home is like most homes in the area, you’ll likely have garbage disposals fitted to your kitchen sinks. You’ve probably read all about using lemon peel, coffee, or ice cubes to get rid of garbage smells in your kitchen and may even have tried out a few of these hacks yourself. However, these are extremely temporary fixes, and if you find yourself wanting to do them frequently, it’s likely time a professional should take a look.
Additionally, garbage disposals are an appliance that should never be cleaned by hand. To prevent a buildup of mold or harmful bacteria, a professional clean using the right method is needed. If you’re unsure how to clean this appliance effectively, give a drain cleaning technician a call.
How a Drain Cleaning Service Works
Typically, any professional drain cleaning service starts with an inspection. Professional plumbers will usually carry a variety of modern technology in their arsenal. One of the most common tools used for drain cleaning inspections is a flexible endoscope camera fitted with LED lights. With this tool, a plumber can easily see what clog type is causing the slow drainage and then formulate an effective plan to resolve it. Different clogs need different tools to fix them, and professional, experienced drain cleaners will be able to get the problem sorted the first time, rather than rely on trial and error.
Most likely, a drain snake will be used to remove the clog. These are simple but effective tools fitted with hooks or grabbers that will attach to the offending material causing the clog, which rotates, catches, and grips the clog so that it can be pulled out by reversing the drain snake back out of your home’s plumbing. Sometimes more than one round of drain snake cleaning is required to truly clean a pipe.
Another tool commonly used during a drain cleaning service is hydro-jetting equipment. Instead of using hooks to remove clogs, a high-pressure water nozzle can forcefully blast away clogs and clean the insides of the pipe.
Drain cleaning services can target many areas, including each of the following:
- Kitchen drains
- Garbage disposals
- Laundry room drains
- Bathroom drains
- Storm drains
- Perimeter and irrigation drains
- Sewer drains
- Garage and workshop drains
Top 5 Signs You Need A Drain Cleaning, Pronto!
There are many indications that your New Orleans home is due for a drain cleaning service. Five of the most common symptoms of drains that need a plumber’s attention are:
Frequent clogs: One of the most obvious signs you need the drains in your home cleared is that you’re noticing regular clogs. Clogs that are not cleared ASAP can lead to unpleasant sewage backups. These not only put your plumbing at risk but also affect the health and well-being of you and your family. Clogs slow your plumbing system down, affecting drainage and forcing you to frequently use a plunger as a short-term fix to drainage issues.
Toilet backups: One of the least desirable signals that you need to book a drain cleaning is that you see toilet backups. If this happens, especially in conjunction with other symptoms, such as bubbling and other clogged drains, then it is highly likely that your main sewer line is blocked. If this is the case, a professional drain cleaning technician is best placed to resolve it. Professional drain cleaning providers have advanced tools and lots of experience dealing with these issues, so your sewer line can get the thorough cleaning it needs as quickly as possible.
Slow draining: While slow drainage doesn’t appear quite as severe as a complete blockage, it indicates that your home’s plumbing is on the verge of a backup. If more than one of your drains are slow, it’s best to call in a professional than try and work through a variety of store-bought drain cleaners to fix drainage issues with multiple causes.
Bubbling sounds: Bubbling, gurgling, and similar sounds when your plumbing system is trying to drain water is an indication you’ve got a nearby clog. A drain cleaning service is often the best way to tackle these symptoms, as store-bought drain uncloggers can contain chemicals that may erode pipes.
Sewage smells: Another unpleasant sign your home needs its drains cleaned is if you notice sewage smells. Usually, you’ll smell sewage near outdoor drains, but you can also notice these unpleasant smells if you’re on the verge of seeing a backup. Tree roots and other factors can cause these smells to occur. A drain technician can inspect your property and let you know what’s causing the bad odor, as well as resolve this issue for you.
About Our Drain Cleaning Service
At bluefrog Home Services of New Orleans, we offer 24/7 plumbing services. Our motto is less mess, less stress. No matter the time of day, we can advise you of the most appropriate drain cleaning service to resolve your issue. We are well-versed in how to clean all types of drains, from clearing hair clogs accumulated in your shower and grease build-ups in your kitchen pipes to the hydro jetting of sewer drains to prevent sewage backups. For immediate assistance, call bluefrog Home Services of New Orleans, LA today!