Is your toilet slow to fill with water after you flush or do you hear that dreaded gurgling sound coming from your drain? You may have a clogged drain that needs to be addressed immediately. Our professional, highly-trained team is here to make sure all of your drains are running effortlessly. We are your local plumbers conveniently serving Salt Lake and Utah Counties.
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Signs You Need Professional Drain Cleaning
Drains provide a vital function that homeowners and property managers need each day, and not taking care of them can lead to serious problems. Our Salt Lake City technicians from Valley Plumbing and Drain Cleaning often discuss the situation with our customers and learn there are signs of problems several weeks or months before the service call. The following signs indicate you have a clog on your hands and need professional cleaning to fix the problem and prevent future issues:
- Slow-draining water in your sink or shower
- Gurgling sounds coming from the drain
- The toilet fills slowly after flushing
If you are experiencing any of these problems, contact Valley Plumbing and Drain Cleaning immediately for an inspection.
What are the Benefits of Routine Drain Cleaning?
Allowing too much time to pass by in between drain cleanings can result in a stockpile of gunk gathering in the drains, and eventually lead to bigger, more serious problems. When you get routine cleaning services from us, here are some benefits you can expect to see:
- Reduced build-up of debris
- Reduced risk of flooding
- Fewer emergency cleanups in the future
- Fewer expensive repairs
Taking the time now to get your drains cleaned will save you money in the long run and the hassle of fixing them or replacing them altogether.
How Often Do You Need Professional Drain Cleaning?
Customers usually ask us how often professional drain cleaning is necessary. If you are moving into a new home or commercial property, having the drains cleaned immediately will ensure there are no serious problems with the plumbing and take care of any issues from the get-go.
When our plumbers inspect your home or office, they will be able to detect any problems that would require the drains to be cleared out. One important thing to remember is that almost always costs less in the long run to have routine maintenance for slow-running drains than waiting until the system is completely clogged.
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How Can You Avoid Drain Clogs?
Preventing a drain clog is imperative to avoid frequent repairs and the inconvenience of a nonfunctional bathtub or sink. Make sure to take the following steps to avoid getting a clog:
Garbage disposal: Avoid throwing large amounts of food like meats, egg shells, and vegetable peels. Run water before, during, and after you’re running the disposal unit.
Shower Drains: Excess hair stuck in your drain can cause clogs and water to back up. Consider installing a hair catcher on your drain to avoid letting too much hair wash down the drain. Do not use chemicals to clear out these drains, which can damage the pipes.
Floor drains: Avoid allowing too much debris on the floor to drop into the drain. Keeping these drains clear can help the rest of the drains in the house work better.
Make sure you take the necessary steps and precautions for your drains so you can avoid major repairs or installations later.
Why Work With Us
24-7 Emergency Service: We know that emergencies don't always happen during business hours, so we are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ready to answer your call and take care of your plumbing issue on the spot.
Experienced Plumbing Team: Our team of skilled, knowledgeable technicians are well-trained on the latest drain cleaning equipment and methods. Our experienced plumbers have seen it all and you can be confident that we will have your drains up and running in no time.
Fair, Honest Pricing: We know that you have a choice when you select a plumber, so we give you one more reason to work with us. You can count on fast, reliable service at an honest, fair price. Before we start any work, we always give you a free estimate to ensure there are never any confusion or surprise charges.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I determine the need for cleaning my drains?
If you notice slow drainage in sinks, tubs, or showers, water backing up, unpleasant odors emanating from drains, or gurgling noises when using plumbing fixtures, your drains likely require cleaning. Additionally, recurring clogs despite attempts to clear them or visible residue buildup around drains are indicative of a need for drain cleaning.
What is the recommended frequency for drain maintenance?
As a general guideline, performing routine drain maintenance every few months can help prevent buildup and blockages. Simple practices such as flushing drains with hot water regularly or using natural cleaners like baking soda and vinegar can aid in maintaining clean drains. However, households with higher usage or known issues with clogs may benefit from more frequent maintenance, possibly monthly or bi-monthly.
What are the indicative signs of a blockage in the main sewer line?
Indicative signs of a blockage in the main sewer line include multiple drains in the house being slow or clogged simultaneously, gurgling noises coming from drains or toilets, unpleasant odors emanating from drains or near the sewer cleanout, and water backing up in lower-level fixtures like showers, sinks, or toilets. Additionally, if you notice sewage backups in drains or toilets after using water in one area of the house, it could suggest a blockage in the main sewer line.
What methods can I adopt to avert blockages in my drains?
To prevent blockages in your drains, adopt several proactive measures. Avoid disposing of grease, oils, or food scraps down the drains, and use strainers or screens to catch hair and debris in sinks and showers. Regularly flush drains with hot water to help prevent buildup. Additionally, consider periodic maintenance through natural remedies like pouring baking soda and vinegar or using enzymatic cleaners to break down organic matter. Being mindful of what goes down your drains and seeking professional plumbing services, such as those provided by Valley Plumbing, for routine inspections and maintenance can significantly reduce the likelihood of drain blockages in your home.