Stubborn clogs and odors can turn any drain into a nuisance. Cleaning your drains regularly can help to get rid of odors and buildup that can lead to clogs. We recommend routine drain cleaning services to prevent odors and clogs from forming in the first place. While an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, sometimes it’s impossible to prevent a plumbing emergency.
Our plumbing professionals in Yucaipa can help with any kind of clogged drain. We service clogged bathroom drains, clogged kitchen drains, clogged outdoor drains, and clogged sewer lines for Yucaipa residential and commercial customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us today to learn more about our Yucaipa plumbing services.
Signs of Drain Clogs
When was the last time you cleaned your drains? If it’s been awhile, you could have clogs that you don’t even know about. If you notice any of these signs, be sure to call us right away to schedule a service:
- Bad smells coming from the drain – If you’ve ever walked into a kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room and smelled a horrible odor coming from the area near the drain, you probably have a clog. This is common in bathrooms where hair can clog the drain, as well as in kitchens where garbage disposals often leave old food scraps rotting in the disposal.
- Slow draining sinks/showers – Water should always drain fairly quickly from sinks, showers and tubs. When there is a clog somewhere in the pipe, water will drain slower than usual. This usually happens with shower and tub drains because hair and soap scum build up and clog the drain.
- Changes in water pressure – Another sure sign of a clog is a change in your water pressure in your home. A drain cleaning can loosen the clog so that the water can flow better again.
For immediate drain cleaning service call 855-845-7874.
How much does it cost to clean out a drain?
The actual cost of hiring a plumbing professional to clean your drain depends on many different factors, including the size of your home and severity of your clog.
In some instances, a clog might require replacing pipes. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to determine the cost to clean a drain without knowing more about your specific situation.
That is why we provide free estimates for a drain cleaning service that will be tailored to your situation. The cost of drain cleaning in Yucaipa isn’t that much and ensures that your home is safer by making sure that your plumbing is working the way it should.
Call today to get a free estimate or schedule a service appointment for your plumbing needs.
Are drain cleaners safe?
Chemical cleaners are probably the most popular method for cleaning residential drains. However, while some cleaners are safe for pipes, many can cause permanent damage. In addition to damaging pipes, chemical cleaners are also bad for septic systems and the environment.
It’s important to understand the potential problems with chemical cleaners and learn what can be used as an alternative in order to help you take better care of your pipes.
One of the many alternatives to chemical cleaners is a homemade drain cleaning solution consisting of white vinegar and baking soda.
Vinegar is safe, inexpensive and has many possible uses. For example, did you know it can safely kill bacteria, mold, and germs, making it just as effective (if not more effective) than the harmful chemicals you typically find at your local grocery or hardware store?
Here is all you need to make your own homemade drain cleaning solution in Yucaipa:
- 1 cup of white vinegar
- 1 cup of baking soda
Simply mix both of these together, then pour the combination down the drain. Vinegar and baking soda do fizz when combined, so be sure to mix them together over the clogged drain in order to ensure that the entire cleaning solution goes into the pipes. Let the vinegar and baking soda solution sit in the drain for at least an hour and as long as overnight (depending on how bad the clog is), then flush the drain with hot water.
While it’s nice to save money by trying a DIY solution, please note that in many cases the clog is far down the pipes and it takes a trained plumbing professional with the right equipment to clear the clog safely.
For answers to more frequently asked plumbing questions, or to schedule an appointment, make sure to call one of our experienced, licensed and insured Yucaipa plumbers at 855-845-7874.
For a Really Bad Clogged Drain, Contact Rush Plumbing, Heating and Air in Yucaipa, CA
When dealing with a clog, the best course of action is always to contact a professional plumber. At Rush Plumbing, Heating and Air in Yucaipa, our plumbers service residential and commercial customers, helping them to eliminate tough clogs. We have powerful tools and smart methods, like hydro jetting, for drain cleaning and removal of difficult clogs. Make sure to call us today to schedule an appointment for your plumbing needs!