Troubleshooting Drain Problems this Memorial Day Weekend
Every time you brush your teeth or wash your hands, you’re putting soap and toothpaste down your drain. This area sees its fair share of hair, skin cells, and lotions as well. As soap scum sticks to the walls of your pipes, it attracts other debris on the way down. This can restrict water flow and result in unpleasant backups.
To troubleshoot you can try plunging. While it’s not the most enjoyable activity, it’s highly effective in removing small clogs or buildup close to the surface. If that doesn’t work after a few tries, the issue may be located deeper in your system. If so, you need professional plumbing help.
Tubs and Showers
Just like your bathroom sink, your shower or tub drain is exposed to a substantial amount of substances that can cause buildup. Shampoo, conditioner, soap, hair, dirt – all find their way into your drain and sewer system.
To flush out the clog, try pouring boiling water down and plunging. If this doesn’t work, call GC Plumbing Services to come out and fix it.Kitchen Sink
Think of all the things you put down your kitchen sink. Food, grease, coffee grounds, etc. If you have a garbage disposal even more things go down there. These particles quickly build up along the sides of your pipes, causing slow drainage and backups.
To try and fix the problem yourself, pour some boiling water, vinegar and baking soda down your drain. Avoid chemical cleaners, as they can contain harmful substances that damage your pipes.
In the future try to keep these things out of your kitchen drain:
- Cooking fats, oils, and grease
- Paper products
- Egg shells
- Coffee grounds
If your kitchen drain is still acting up, give us call us to schedule a service.
The most unpleasant area of the home to experience drain problems is the toilet. Backups are not only a major inconvenience; they can lead to costly water damage and potential health hazards in your home. They typically occur when people try to flush items that don’t dissolve in water.
When it comes to a clogged toilet, plunging is your go-to task to try and clear the problem. If that doesn’t work, give us a call. GC Plumbing offers services like camera inspection and drain snaking to clear your clogged toilet.
These are just a few ways to troubleshoot drain issues in your home. We want you to enjoy your time with friends and family. Troubleshooting beforehand can help things continue to run smoothly in your home. When you think that you need us, don’t hesitate to call! We’re ready to help!
If you are experiencing drain problems, call GC Plumbing Services today!