A clean drain is a well-functioning drain and if there’s anything you want to ensure as a homeowner it’s that your drains function properly at all times. There are a number of reasons why a drain might get clogged and most of the time, you can fix it yourself, but if something truly gets stuck in your pipes you’ll need to call a professional for drain cleaning.
Apollo Home has years of experience unclogging and cleaning drains for Cincinnati area homeowners. Regardless of the cause of the clog, we have the tools, experience and training needed to get the job done right.
Causes of Clogged Drains
Even if you do everything right, drains eventually clog, simply because they’re used every day. The everyday rigors of removing all that waste water from a fixture can put a serious strain on even the highest quality drains. So, imagine what happens when things go down a drain that shouldn’t. There are quite a few items that should never be sent down the drain.
To start, nothing should ever be put down the toilet unless it was designed to be flushable. These objects will say “flushable” on the packaging, but there aren’t many things other than toilet paper that you should ever flush. Despite the similarities, paper towels and tissues shouldn’t ever be flushed down the toilet. They may seem to go down fine but over time you’ll likely find yourself with a nasty clog, as they aren’t design to break down.
Toilet drains aren’t the only drains in your home that can become clogged. Your bath tub for example can clog up if you don’t remove hair from the trap before it has a chance to get into the drain. Soap scum and debris can also get into the drains and cause clogs if you’re not careful. Occasionally pouring hot water down the drain can remove much of this gunk, but if a clog does develop you’ll need to call in a professional.
In the kitchen, avoid putting any grease down the drain. It should be separated into a can or container and disposed of in the trash – if you have a garbage disposal, use it for everything except peels and other food stuffs that can get wrapped around the blades.
Professional Drain Cleaning
If your drain gets so clogged that a plunger won’t clear the way, don’t immediately resort to the use of chemicals. Chemical drain cleaners may clear the blockage, but they also eat away at the lining of your pipes. Instead, call in a professional who has the tools and experience to get the clog cleared.
A pipe snake or video evaluation can be used to find and remove the clog directly. Sometimes, drains simply need to be cleaned – this is a service we provide as well, giving you the peace of mind that there is nothing in there slowly developing into a major clog.
If you have a clogged drain or you’re worried that the system is slowly starting to back up, call Apollo Home today. We offer a full range of drain cleaning and unclogging services to all of our Cincinnati metropolitan area customers. Don’t wait for the worst to happen – call us today and learn how we can help solve your slow drainage problems today before the problem spirals out of control.