Clogged Drains & Water Backups
Slow Draining Sinks
Standing Water in Showers & Tubs
A clogged toilet, standing water in the shower, and slow draining sinks can all be signs that it’s time to call a licensed plumber. Chemical solvents like Draino® can offer a temporary or partial fix for water backups but have the potential to harm your drain rim.
Drains can become clogged deep in the p-trap (the gooseneck-shaped fitting under the drain) with non-dissolvable items like sand and other sediments. Chemical solvents are ineffective for these water backups. Depending on the situation we may recommend professional drain cleaning, by snaking or hydro jetting the drain lines, dismantling the drain for clean-out, or checking the plumbing ventilation system for clogs.
More Problems Could Be Hiding Beneath the Surface
Continuous plumbing issues may also be the result of design or installation flaws, including poor ventilation. Properly installed plumbing fixtures work with gravity to drain away wastewater, not against it. Some newer p-traps are manufactured with clean-out drains that can be easily accessed and emptied to restore drainage.
If your plumbing fixtures are not set up this way, we can help. We update older plumbing pipes that don’t have these convenience features, so you don’t have to call a plumber every time a drain clogs…unless you want to.
Don’t Let a Drain Clog Slow You Down!
TE Certified Plumbers will inspect your drains and clear away blockages. Schedule Now or call us at 770-667-6937.
On average, the cost to unclog a drain near Atlanta is around $250. When water starts backing up and Drano won’t get your drain unclogged it’s time to call a licensed plumber.
The plunger is a great tool for removing clogs, but it can make the problem worse if you don’t have experience with this type of situation. Instead try creating an air seal around your bowl and slowly push down on top before pulling back sharply-the suction will help pull out any pieces that are stuck near their location so they fall into place again without having to use too much force!
Drains should be cleaned at least once every 2 years. Stay aware of any changes in your drainage system and consider maintenance to keep them clean and avoid potential problems.