Fixing Household Drain Clogs

by | Nov 3, 2014 | Blog | 0 comments

There’s no need to panic if your home has a serious clog. Boulden Brothers can give you options so your toilets, sinks, and showers drain like they are supposed to. Whenever a plumber from Boulden Brothers visits your home, you can be sure they will be well prepared with a fully stocked truck. They’ll make sure to bring all the tools needed for the job at hand, including the right size cleaning equipment for the drain that is experiencing issues.

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Determining the best tool for the job depends on the plumber’s experience. They will be able to make an educated assessment about where the blockage probably is, and what’s the best way to go about accessing it. More often than not, the plumber will use a mechanical cleaning method such as electric or hand drain cleaning equipment. Using these tools involves placing a cable down the line with different heads attached that will either push or cut through the blockage.

If the clog is household-wide due to root growth, there are many possible ways to fix the problem. It depends on whether it is a localized intrusion where the roots are hitting one portion of the line or if they have permeated the entire line. The experienced team at Boulden Brothers will look at the situation on a case-by-case basis and decide the best course of action.

While homeowners might use a plunger for clogs, it’s not preferable because it can damage the toilet’s wax ring if used too frequently. There are also many commercially available chemicals that do more harm than good. First of all, they are very hard on the plumbing system. Because they are harsh chemicals that eat right through the blockage, they also indiscriminately eat right through the pipes. We have seen situations where people have used commercial drain cleaners for so long that the pipes are almost crumbling.

If you can imagine how harsh a chemical must be to eat away at everything it touches, think about the damage it would cause if misuse or accidents were to occur. It is extremely hazardous to the point that any skin contact can result in significant injury. If children or pets were to find the product, it could quickly spell disaster. You should always use special care and consideration if ever deciding to use one of these chemical cleaners.

Aside from being equipped to fix your home’s clogged drain, we take steps to avoid the problem from resurfacing in the future. One of the ways we do this is with a bacterial treatment called BioSmart. BioSmart is put into the drains, eating organic material that would create blockage while causing no damage to the pipes.

If you’d like to learn more about how the experienced team at Boulden Brothers can fix your household clogs, give us a call today.

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