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If your drains are frequently clogging, then you need a professional drain cleaning service from the experts in Normal, IL, and that is Covenant Plumbing.
Not every plumbing company that offers drain cleaning services takes the time to understand their customer’s needs, nor provide the highest standards of workmanship at affordable prices. We do, as you can see from all our satisfied customers who have left reviews online on objective review sites that grade service providers from many different industries.
There Are Certain Tell-Tale Signs, You Should Be On The Lookout For!
Slowly Draining Water
If you allow clogs to build up in your drain lines, you will notice that your sinks, bathtubs, and shower trays take longer to empty. As you are taking your shower you may start to notice water overlapping your feet and ankles.
If you take a long shower, you may have to stop early to avoid the water overflowing the tray. By ignoring the problem, the clogs will continue to grow, further restricting the flow of water through the drain line, and eventually, they will completely block. Better call Covenant Plumbing for that drain cleaning service!
You Hear Gurgling Noises
Any gurgling noises that you hear when the water drains are due to the clogs. As water passes over them, air bubbles are created, and this causes noise. The best way to stop this gurgling noise is to remove the clogs safely during a professional drain cleaning service to protect your home.
The Clogs Keep Recurring
Often the first thing people do when they discover clogs is to pour drain cleaning chemicals down the sink. This may work for smaller clogs, but not usually on larger and well-established ones.
We will come to the causes of clogs later but if you put certain items down your sinks and toilet the clogs are only going to recur.
If you keep using strong chemicals, there is a chance that the pipes and joints will be damaged by corrosion, and leaks will form.
Wastewater Is Backing Up into Your Home
Should your sewer line become blocked or damaged, you will see your wastewater backing up into your home through the sinks or toilets. Without a route to the municipal sewer network, all that material from your toilet waste is now in your sink.
This is a serious health hazard for you and your family, and you need to call Covenant Plumbing to help unblock the sewer line with a professional drain cleaning service.
A blockage can be removed using a blast from a high-powered hydro-jet, but any damage will need a repair or replacement of the line.
Sometimes an extra flush will do the trick and unblock the toilet. But if it does not then repeat flushing is only going to cause an overflow. The use of strong chemicals is not going to work, especially if the blockage is located far from the toilet, as in the case of a sewer line blockage.
If your toilet keeps blocking, then the safest way to unblock it is to have a professional drain cleaning service from Covenant Plumbing.
Despite all the cleaning you do, does there remain a smell of rotting food? You may be cleaning in the wrong places, as the smell could be due to trapped food in the drain lines or U-bend.
Gentle chemicals will usually remove the food and the smell, but you may have to undo the U-bend to do this. If you do not feel confident enough to do this, then call for a professional drain cleaning service from one of our trained technicians.
There Are Lots of Flies
If there is food trapped in our drain lines this is likely to attach fruit flies and other unwanted visitors. The best way to remove the flies is to remove the source of the food, and the best way to do that is to have a drain cleaning service.
You Live in a Hard Water Area
You may have noticed a crusty material around your taps and on your heating element on your kettle. This insoluble material is caused by dissolved minerals in your water supply. As it is deposited it leaves behind limescale.
Limescale can play havoc with your water heater and that will need to be descaled on a regular basis. If you have a clog problem, the presence of limescale is only going to make the problem worse. It is not easy to remove and the safest way to do it from your pipes is to have a professional drain cleaning service.
A long-term solution to limescale is to have a water softener installed so that your water is treated before it enters your home.
How Can You Avoid These Problems?
Clogs are formed by pouring warm grease, food, and other materials down the sink. As the grease cools it will stick to the insides of the drain line and the other materials will attach to it.
If the drain lines go untreated the clog will grow, at first slowly restricting the flow of water, then completely blocking the drain line. Once the drain line is cleaned the best way to stop clogs returning is to stop pouring any food or the like down the sink and place them in the compost.
Any hair, soap, or toothpaste that goes down your bathroom sink, bathtub, or shower tray will also stick to drain lines. To stop this, we suggest placing hair traps over the drains to collect these materials.
You should only flush human waste, toilet tissue, water, and gentle cleaner down your toilet. Items like wipes, facial tissues, and sanitary towels cannot dissolve very easily in water and are often the cause of blockages if not flushed away properly.
Following these guidelines will have the bonus of lessening the occurrence of any blockage in the sewer line.
The Best Plumbing Services in Normal, IL
Covenant Plumbing is the drain cleaning expert in Normal, IL. We offer a maintenance service that checks your drains and ensures that everything is flowing smoothly. If you have any concerns about your plumbing, call us today.