Many people only hire a plumber when disaster strikes, like when the toilet gets clogged, or there’s a busted pipe flooding water into your house. However, routine maintenance (like a drain cleaning service) is frequently overlooked. This annual service enables your pipes to maintain a flow of clear water, sewage, and drain lines.
An obstructed or leaking sewer pipe may pose severe health and sanitation risks, and the folks of Schertz, TX have bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio who is reliable and fast at returning your plumbing to a higher standard.
Time to professionally clean your drain?
If it’s been over a year, then you definitely need a professional drain cleaning service and there are a few red flags that you should watch for:
- The kitchen sink is draining water at a much slower rate than it did before.
- The shower tray fills with water as you wash. Most likely there’s a clog in the drain.
- Water moving slower than it used to is often a gradual process. The situation is similar to a cavity in your tooth because the longer you ignore it the worse it gets. Eventually, the drain will be completely blocked and possibly muck up all your water works.
- If gurgling noises come from the water drains, then potentially small bubbles of air bubbles created by the wastewater that is transported past a clog. These blockages are cleared best by a professional drain cleaning service.
- A hard, crusty white substance begins building on the heating element of the water heater or around the edges of taps. Areas with hard water, like Schertz, TX will get significant limescale, which is impervious and hard. This scale is found anywhere water touches metal and it easily clogs plumbing. Early detection of this buildup and quick action via a drain cleaning service is the best course of action to prevent further damage.
Don’t be tempted to pour harsh, store-bought chemicals down a drain or down the toilet. However, what you don’t know is that more often than not, those chemicals are corrosive. If your pipes are iron, steel, or unprotected plastic you could be pouring yourself a big, fat problem. The most secure course of action is calling us for a fast and affordable drain cleaning service.
Overusing chemicals can damage older pipework. Plus, if these obstructions are too far along inside the plumbing network there is a good chance they would never even reach the clog to disseminate it.
Murky, rancid water
There are few things as unsettling as a toilet backing up waste onto the bathroom floor. The key here is to stop flushing. Waste returning to your sink or toilet means there is a blockage or damaged pipe in your sewer line. As a result, the wastewater gurgles back up into your bathroom because it cannot reach the city’s sewage system.
Gray water is full of bacteria and treacherous germs that act as a serious health hazard for anyone close to it. Call us immediately. Our experts are equipped with specialist tools like video cameras placed on the end of specialized tubing aiding in finding the source of the backed-up toilet fast.
Do you smell that?
Ever walk by your clean kitchen sink and think to yourself, what is that smell? Frequently, foods like rice, potatoes, and oatmeal get stuck in the drain line or U-bend. Natural cleansers may help breakup the blockage but the fastest way to get rid of that scent is to schedule a drain cleaning service with us.
U-bends can be tricky to remove and reapply without resulting in a messy leak. It’s best you contact bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio in Schertz, TX for a drain cleaning service.
A toilet that won’t flush embarrasses everyone. That’s private business and when the first and second flush don’t do it, the flusher panics flushing the toilet into a backed-up nightmare. Unfortunately, there is no amount of flushing that can fix this problem. Chemicals may be useless because they won’t reach the clog, or they may corrode an already damaged sewage line.
A drain cleaning service is an act of protection. It will protect your plumbing from potential clogs and extend the longevity of your pipes. Faithfully scheduling an annual drain cleaning service for your home actually saves you money over time.
There are a few other things you can stop doing to prevent causing damage to your drainage system:
Don’t use the sink as a garbage can: plumbing is a much more delicate system than people realize. Anything that gets poured down the sink is a potential problem, but hot grease, large scraps of food (like chunks of bones), and coffee grinds are the usual suspects. Hot grease sticks to the interior of the pipes as it gets colder during which time other bits of food waste will stick to it. Inevitably, a blockage will develop and you’ll need a professional to remedy the problem.
Don’t flush that: Only human waste, toilet paper, water, and mild cleaning products should be flushed down toilets. Anything else should not be in the toilet in the first place if it was not made to disintegrate quickly in water.
Beware of limescale formation: Areas with hard water like ours are prone to lime scale. Installing a water softener can prevent this issue from getting out of control. Act before it reaches your home. Lime scale is hard to remove.
bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio Doesn’t Just Clean Drains
We’re drain cleaning specialists, but our team are experts in plumbing and heating, air conditioning, and vent work. As the leading plumbing company in San Antonio, we’re proud to offer the most competitive rates in the industry. We’re happy to discuss your issue over the phone. If you’d like we’ll dispatch one of our best technicians to your front door for a complimentary estimate. Call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio today!