Everybody has run into a clogged drain at one time or another. They’re just “one of those things” when it comes to household inconveniences. Can’t get rid of them entirely—sometimes they just happen, and you have to deal with them using the tools you have available (a plunger, a hand-cranked drain snake, but not chemical cleaners) or else contact a plumber to take care of it.
But what if drain clogs aren’t an occasional aggravation in your home? What if they are a continual, bonafide out-of-control nuisance that has you gritting your teeth every day?
Well, you may something more serious going on than a clot of grease or a tangle of hair in your drain. And it will probably take the work of our professional plumbers to help you out.
Why do drain clogs get out of control like this?
There are a number of reasons your home’s plumbing might see an increase in the amount of clogs in drains. It’s important to act on these signs that something is wrong, because letting the problem increase can lead to disastrous consequences.
One reason for these clogs is a large build-up of fats, oils, and grease down in the sewer line. We strongly recommend you never pour these cooking liquids down your drains. They look harmless when they’re hot because they’re in liquid form. But as soon as they cool down, they change into a waxy substance that adheres to pipe walls. If enough of this coats the inside of the sewer line, it will mean drains backing up all around the house.
The trouble may also come from hard water deposits that have built up over time. Hard water is a common problem in modern homes, and it leaves scale on the inside of pipes. These calcium deposits all around the plumbing can mean clogs become common. It requires drain cleaning from professionals to remove this level of scale.
There’s also the possibility you have ancient piping that’s starting to corrode and decay. If your home is more than 50 years old and has never undergone any plumbing renovation, then it has older pipes in it made of material that’s prone of corrosion, like galvanized steel and cast iron. You might even have a clay pipe drain line, which can break easily. Constant clogging is your aging drain and sewer pipes sending you the signal: it’s time to have repiping done! With copper pipes in place, your home will have a new lease on (plumbing) life—and you’ll can go back to a time when clogs were a once-in-a-blue-moon trouble.
Look to Your Local Licensed Plumbers
If you have a clogged drain in Plattsburgh, NY—or more than one clogged drain or toilet—you need professional plumbers on the job right away. You only have to contact us and we’ll send one of our plumbers to take care of the professional drain cleaning necessary to solve the problem, or whatever more extensive jobs may be necessary, including repiping services.
Red Rock Mechanical, LLC serves Northwest Vermont & Northeast New York. Reach us 24 hours a day when you need emergency plumbing!