If you are in a position where you have noticed that the drain in your tub or sink, or in the kitchen, is not operating in the way it did before, you may need to get it cleaned. The reason why the drain clogs is because it is getting a buildup of items that should […]
If you are in a position where you have noticed that the drain in your tub or sink, or in the kitchen, is not operating in the way it did before, you may need to get it cleaned. The reason why the drain clogs is because it is getting a buildup of items that should not be in there and that means the water is not going to drain as quickly as it did before. This can become very unpleasant if you are taking a shower, as you will notice a layer of water by your feet that seems to get bigger with each passing month.
Eventually things will drain, whether it is in the bathroom or kitchen, but what this is showing you is that you need to hire someone for drain cleaning. Yes, you can always try some DIY methods, but in our experience those methods are not going to help you for more than the short term. Yes, they will help a little bit. But you will need a professional to come and really get into the depths of the drain and get out all those materials. They will use tools that allow them to do this without having to create any mess in your bathroom or kitchen.
When it comes to a clogged drain, you must remember that we are not only talking about repairs and maintenance, but also about prevention. You can do a lot to ensure that clogging will not be an issue with your drain anytime soon. What we would recommend is that you always ensure you are throwing the minimal amount of items down the sink. For instance, you do not want to throw massive amounts of food or coffee grounds into the drain. It is a lot easier to empty those things in the trash can, or even outside in your garden.
If you are using a shower with a few other people, and one of you has long hair, you will also want to practice some preventive measures here. Yes, you cannot stop the hair from going into the drain initially. But what you can do is use a clothes hanger that is opened up, and you can stick it inside your drain and fish out those hairs every few weeks. It is not the most enjoyable of things you will do but it only takes a few minutes when you get the hang of it and it is so effective.
Even if you practice good methods with your drains, you are going to get issues eventually. It is just how things go. And when you do experience an issue, we suggest calling the pros. They will come to your home with the necessary tools, and they will quickly get your drain unclogged. Sometimes it is just a matter of getting things out of the drain, and that will free up the space. But sometimes they will have to use some liquids that go into the drain and break down whatever is inside.