Clogged drains can be a hassle in your home, especially if you do not use
the proper techniques to clear them. The best solution for clogs is to
call your local
plumber, who may come out for a service call or simply provide answers to questions
on clearing the drain on your own. Read on for your plumber’s answers
to your questions about clogged drains.
Can I use a liquid unclogging solution?
You may be tempted to use an over-the-counter liquid solution for clogs,
but this can be one of the most damaging methods to your pipes. These
liquid unclogging solutions contain highly acidic chemicals that will
erode the inside of your drains and pipes. While the solution may temporarily
remove part of the mass clogging your drains, it will not remove all of
it, and it will damage your plumbing at the same time, especially if you
have older pipes.
What methods can I use to unclog a drain?
You may try to use a plunger to free up a clogged drain. However, this
may not permanently solve your problem, especially if there is damage
to your pipes. If your clogged drain is not fixed after plunging it, or
it continues to drain slowly, then call your plumber to use a professional
plumbing snake that will remove the clog.
How can I prevent future clogs?
Prevention is crucial to avoid continual clogged drain repairs. To prevent
clogs—no matter where they occur in your house—ensure that
unnecessary items do not go down the drain. Place mesh coverings over
all of your drains to catch debris and hair before it goes into the pipes.
Never put grease, oil, or large chunks of food in your garbage disposal
or kitchen sink. These easy steps will ensure that your drains remain
Call your All Plumbing Inc. plumbers serving Arlington, VA at (703) 525-7973.
We can address your
clogged drains or other plumbing concerns with our comprehensive plumbing services. We have over 40 years in the
industry, so trust us to help unclog your drains and restore your plumbing.