A drain clog is unsettling, highly disruptive to your routine, and can be a health hazard in some situations. When you need professional drain cleaning, call Plumbing & A/C Medic, Inc. We will dispatch our technicians for drain cleaning in Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, and throughout the greater Phoenix Metro area to resolve any clog. We have fully-stocked service trucks that can arrive at your home in less than an hour.
There are many indicators that you may be in need of drain cleaning services, including:
Before drains become clogged, they will typically start to drain slower than usual. You will especially notice this in your bathtub and sinks.
Many people run to the store to pick up a commercial drain cleaner when they notice a problem with a drain. These products should actually be avoided because they can be damaging to your pipes, your family’s health, and the environment. The typical liquid cleaners contain chemicals that are toxic to people, pets, and the planet. In addition, these chemicals are corrosive to plumbing pipes and may cause damage when used frequently.
There is a safe alternative to chemical drain cleaners. BioOne contains cultures that work naturally to eat through fat, grease, oil, and organic waste. This line of products is chemical-free, so they are not harmful to your family or the environment and won’t damage plumbing pipes.
Drain clogs may be caused by a buildup of hair, grease, food particles, sludge, soap, other debris, and even tree roots. Clogs can start with a slow drain, which gets slower over time until it is completely clogged. If you have slow drains, overflowing toilets, unpleasant odors, or water backing up, it is time to call to schedule professional drain cleaning in Phoenix or Gilbert.
Our drain cleaning and rooter services include:
We understand that clogs are not a one-size-fits-all problem, so we take a unique approach to ensure that we utilize the most effective possible solution. Our team inspects the drain to locate the source of the clog and determine what is causing the drain problem. Based on this information, we will select the most efficient and effective method for eliminating the clog and getting your drains running again.
Commercial drain cleaners can be damaging to your pipes, family’s health as well as the environment:
Luckily, there are alternative solutions to generic drain cleaners! BioOne products contain cultures that naturally eat away at fat, oil, grease, and organic waste. Best of all, BioOne products benefit the environment because they are free of chemicals. For more of their environmentally friendly products, visit their website. Similarly, you can create drain cleaners using household products, as explained below.
Here are 3 homemade drain cleaners you can try as an alternative to the harmful chemical cleaners available in stores. The following methods will typically work for smaller clogs, but of course, there is no guarantee!
Most of us have these basic ingredients at home! Pour 1/4 cup of baking soda into the clogged drain, and follow with a 1/2 cup of white vinegar. (It will foam up a little bit, which is normal, so don’t be afraid!) Do this once a month to keep your drains clear and fresh.
This natural drain cleaning method is devoid of any ingredients other than water. Bring water to a boil, carefully carry the kettle over to your drain in distress, and pour it in three stages. This will allow the hot water to do its job in between every pour.
Mix 1/4 cup of each ingredient together in a small container. Shake it up and pour it into your backed-up drain. Follow with about 2 cups of boiled water, then rinse with cool water. This should make a huge difference!
The simple answer is yes, but proceed with caution. The snake can actually cause further damage by pushing the clog deeper into the pipe if done incorrectly.
“Rooter” has become a common term used when referring to a drain cleaning machine. Originally, a rooter machine was used to clear drains that were blocked by tree roots that had grown into or wrapped around the pipes. In addition to clearing tree roots, a rooter service can clear other types of stubborn and deep clogs caused by food debris, coffee grounds, grease, soap scum, toilet paper, feminine products, paper towels, and other items.
When sewer lines or septic lines are clogged, rooter services may be necessary in order to clear the lines that are located underground. A professional can determine exactly what type of service you need and which type of drain cleaning tools will be necessary.
A rooter is essentially a machine auger that cuts through blockages. Whether your drains are blocked with gunk or the sewer line is root bound, this type of service can resolve the problem. A hydro jet, on the other hand, uses a blast of water at a very high pressure to remove blockages. A hydro jet can easily remove clogs and buildup due to mineral deposits, soap scum, and hair. However, it may not as easily cut through heavy tree roots.
Periodic drain cleaning can keep your drains clear and prevent recurring clogs. Regular drain cleaning can catch smaller clogs before they get large enough to block the drains to prevent bad odors and blocked drains. The frequency that is needed depends on several factors, but annual drain cleaning service is adequate for most homes. Call our drain clearing experts in Phoenix & Gilbert today!