Often hidden in walls, ceilings, crawl spaces or in the slab, the plumbing drain in your home is generally one of the most frequently overlooked parts of your plumbing system. When properly installed and maintained, it can provide years of trouble-free service. When neglected, it can potentially be one of the most expensive things to repair in your home. Everest Plumbing in Greenville, SC can assist you with getting your drains clear and keeping them that way for long-lasting use.
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What Are the Most Typical Drain Issues and How Can They Be Resolved?
- Waste build-up: The most common cause of drain clogs are typically caused by foreign objects which are not supposed to be flushed, rinsed or otherwise disposed of in your plumbing drain.
- Improper installation: While there are certain standards when a plumbing system is designed and installed, mistakes are common and can result in frequent and recurring issues.
- Normal wear and tear: Nothing lasts forever. Your drains may have been installed perfectly, but the materials used will eventually exceed their life expectancy and need to be replaced.
How to Keep Your Drains Clear
Developing the habit of performing routine maintenance on your plumbing system can save you a lot of money and the time missed from work caused by dealing with plumbing emergencies. The most important part of maintenance is prevention. Many manufacturers of typical house cleaning and feminine products will label them as flushable. The common saying “Don’t believe everything you read” applies 100% in this case.
Be vigilant of what goes down your drain. Often products like these will block not only the drain pipe of the fixture where they were disposed of, but also the main pipe which services your entire house. Also be aware: cooking grease will often flow easily through your kitchen sink when rinsed with hot water but cooled down, it can accumulate in areas with insufficient slope causing other particles to build up in the same area.
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Our Drain Cleaning Services
We offer a variety of services to clear your drains. One of the most common ones is cable drain cleaning. The most cost-efficient way to have most clogs cleared is with a standard cable drain cleaning machine. Designed to penetrate right through obstructions, it restores flow and allows water to flush out the remaining of the particles in your drain.
Although fairly efficient, it can take more than one procedure before any (and if any) improvements are achieved. If the clog is caused by cooking grease, the cable will go right through without any resolution. In other cases, it will make a small enough opening for water to pass through but there will still be particles attached to the pipe walls, making it easier for future clogs to develop.