Drain Cleaning Tips to Flush Away your Problems

A clogged drain is no small issue. Clogged drains are not only unhygienic, they can cause flooding and property damage that can cost thousands of dollars fix.

Here are a few preventative tips and information that can help save you from a clogged, smelly drain and help flush your problem’s away.

Question – What is the best home remedy for a simple drain clog?
Answer – This is the quickest way to unclog a simple drain clog. Fill the tea kettle or a large pot with water and put it on the stove until it boils. In two to three stages slowly pour the hot water into the clog, allowing a few seconds between pours to work its magic. It doesn’t get any easier than this!

Question – What can I do to prevent build-up of hair in my shower drain?
Answer – One of the best defenses against hair, soap, dirt, and other debris getting caught in your and bathroom shower drains is to purchase a mesh strainer drain trap. Place the drain trap in the drain opening to catch the unwanted debris and remember to clean it regularly. These also work great for the kitchen too!

Question – Why does my garbage disposal have a foul odor coming from it?
Answer – Build-up of grease and food debris can cause a foul smell in your garbage disposal. Cut up any size lemon, orange or lime (two if small) into small sections, toss the cut-up pieces and a few ice cubes into the disposal when grinding and rinse thoroughly with water. The citrus will remove the unwanted smell and the ice cubes will sharpen the blades.

Question – If I have more than one drain clogged in my house what should I do?
Answer – Call CENTRAL! Your kitchen sink, tub, toilets all share the same drainage pipes. So if you have a problem in your line, and not just in your fixture you may have several clogged drains and back-ups. The professionals at Central are able to unclog drains and other plumbing fixtures, main sewers, kitchen and bathroom sinks, bathtubs, and floor drains so you are flowing again.

Question – It is it okay to use Liquid Drano or Rid X in my drains?
Answer – There are several reasons why it is not recommended to use these products. These products are only a temporary fix, and if they don’t break down the clog, it can cause acid erosion in the line itself. This creates a possible hazard for the technician to properly and safely clean the line, which may end up costing you more in the end.

Question – Are there any drain cleaning solutions Central recommends?
Answer – We love our Bio-Clean, an environment friendly drain maintenance product to use about 4 times of year to keep your drains clean. Works well in the garbage disposal and even in smelly, dishwashers!! Bio-Clean is made up of natural enzymes and bacteria that literally digest the waste found in your pipes and plumbing system. It will not affect plastic piping and nor create fumes like other chemical de-clogging products do.

Question – What are the reasons why a sewer line may collapse?
Answer – There are many possible reasons why a sewer line may collapse. These reasons include: foreign objects, tree roots, pipe misalignment, and partially or fully collapsed pipes. Call Central today for a professional camera inspection by a licensed technician. We can show you where the problem is and we give you advice and a price quote before the work begins.

Whether you have clogged drains or a broken or leaking sewer line, call Central’s “Super Rooter” Sewer and Drain Cleaning Services. Our qualified, experienced technicians are available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week to fix your problem and have you back to normal as soon as possible.

As always, your Comfort is our Central concern, call 756-6656, for all your heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical and drain cleaning needs.

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