A clogged drain can create a giant mess that interrupts your day. Drain backups can happen for various reasons, and knowing how to spot the signs of a clogged drain can help you determine whether you need drain cleaning services.
Drain Cleaning Services
If you know what to look for when you think you have a clogged drain, you can take care of your problem before you experience an overflow nightmare. Let the Zest Plumbing & Drain team help you with all your plumbing needs.
Why Do You Need To Get Your Drain Cleaned?
Most of the water you use in your home goes down a drain, whether it’s a drain in the sink, the bathtub, or the floor. Over time, buildup occurs in the pipes and plumbing, and sometimes, debris can even get stuck in your pipes or sewer system. Eventually, everyone will need to clean their drains if they want to avoid or stop a drain from overflowing. Let’s explore some of the top reasons you might need to get your drains serviced.
Bad odors coming from your drain are not a good sign. In fact, a bad smell likely indicates that food and other decaying matter are stuck in your plumbing system. To prevent the clog from getting worse, you’ll need to have your drain cleaned. This will remove the particles and debris causing the foul smell.
A drain that lets water out very slowly could be clogged. Hair and skin get washed down the sink and shower drains in your home daily. Given enough time, the hair and skin will get caught in the drain, causing water to leech out. You may be able to remove hair from the drain if you can see it, but if you can’t, call the professionals at Zest Plumbing & Drain to solve your slow-draining issue.
Occasionally, there might be strange sounds coming from your plumbing. If you hear gurgling or guggling sounds when you drain your bathtub, sink, or flush the toilet, there could be something stuck in your sewer line. Strange sounds often mean something is caught in the pipes out of your reach. This can also create a bubbling effect that pushes air back up the drain as water flows out.
If your toilet continually clogs or gets to a point where you can’t flush it, you probably need to have your drain cleaned. When a toilet can’t flush, it might mean that there’s something stuck in the drain. A toilet that frequently backs up isn’t just annoying — it can also be a health concern. This is something you want to take care of sooner rather than later.
Large Pools Outside
Large pools of water in your yard likely mean you have clogged or damaged pipes. A burst pipe can cause water to pool up in the yard, but you might also see pools of water outside if your drain gets clogged. Because clogs can put pressure on pipes in your sewer system, water can come out of the pipes in places it’s not supposed to. This can lead to water pooling up at ground level in your yard.
What Happens During a Drain Cleaning Service?
The first step in a drain cleaning service from Zest Plumbing & Drain is to examine the clog. We’ll first assess how bad the clog is to determine the exact type of service that’s needed. Once we know where the clog is, what problems it’s causing, and the degree of damage it’s done, we can give you an accurate estimate of what it will cost to remove the clog and repair your plumbing. Below, we review the types of drain cleaning services we perform to give you an idea of what to expect with each.
Sewer Camera Inspection
Using a small camera that we can push through your sewer system to check for clogs and leaks, we can pinpoint the exact location of a clog or damage. We recommend that our clients book a sewer camera inspection to ensure that we can get our job done quickly and efficiently.
Sometimes, tree roots and other plants can encroach on your sewer system. If tree roots are causing a clog in your drain, we can perform a rooter service to take care of your vulnerable pipes without being intrusive. Our rooter service also helps us discover where pipe repair may be required due to weak or decaying underground pipes.
Cabling, also referred to as snaking, involves using a cable to unclog your drain. The cable is pushed through your plumbing pipes until it encounters a clog. The cable is designed to trap hair, grease, and other particulates that can clog your drain and pull the material out when you reverse the cable’s direction.
A hydro-jetting service is beneficial for clogs caused by an extreme buildup of grease, soap residue, food, and anything else that goes down your drain regularly. This type of drain cleaning uses a hydro jet to spray water down your drains at high power to help remove residue that’s clogging the drain, as well as anything that’s sticking to the pipes.
What Are the Benefits of Drain Cleaning?
Having your drains cleaned by a professional drain cleaning company offers a host of benefits, including the following:
- Improves water flow: Clean drains mean no more standing water in your shower or slow-draining sinks in your kitchen or bathroom.
- Eliminates bad odors: A drain cleaning service eliminates any stinky drain smells caused by particles clogging the system.
- Protects the pipes: Regular drain cleaning can help prevent serious pipe damage, which can be costly to repair.
- Limits flooding: A blockage in your main sewer line could lead to a messy and expensive flood that damages more than just your plumbing.
- Reduces health hazards: Standing water and bad odors can attract pests that carry disease and pose a threat to your health. Cleaning your drains can reduce the risk of these hazards.
Efficient and Affordable Drain Cleaning
When it’s time to clean the drains, trust no one but Zest Plumbing and Drain. We’re proud to be a go-to drain cleaning contractor. Our team will ensure no grease, scum, dirt, or debris stays in the drains. This way, you can avoid costly repairs and replacements down the road.
Our drain cleaning services are affordable and efficient because we are committed to our mission – to offer expert service at affordable prices.
Need a Drain Cleaning? Call Us Now!
Drain cleaning is an important part of maintaining your home. Regardless of whether you have a clogged drain or just want to perform routine drain cleaning, the team at Zest Plumbing & Drain is here to help. We have years of experience with repairing plumbing for the residents of Scottsdale and the surrounding areas, and we can help you, too. Give us a call today.