A drain clog is a common nuisance. It’s understandable that some people may want to clear the clog themselves before contacting a plumbing service. There are some things you can do in an attempt to safely clear the clog. Of course, you can also rely on Peach Plumbing & Drain to clean your drains and clear even the most stubborn clogs. We serve Sandy Springs, GA with a full range of plumbing solutions, including drain cleaning, pipe repair, water heater replacement, and more.
Safe Methods for Clearing a Clog or Slow Drain
Some property owners prefer to try to unclog their drain before calling in the professionals. If you are comfortable making an attempt, there are some safety measures you might try before you contact our plumbing service. One thing we discourage customers from using is a commercial drain cleaning product. Although these drain cleaners are sold everywhere from dollar stores to home improvement centers, they are really not good for your plumbing system. Their chemicals can be corrosive. You definitely don’t want them to sit in your pipes. Plus, they don’t always work, and then you’re left with a drain clog and corrosive chemicals in your drain.
Remove and Clean the P-Trap
The p-trap is located under your kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room sink. This u-shaped pipe is notorious for becoming clogged. If it’s easily accessible, you can unfasten it and check to see if it’s the clog-causing culprit before calling our plumbing service. This can be a messy job, however, so be sure you have a bucket placed beneath your pipes to catch the water backup. After cleaning the p-trap (in another sink), carefully fasten it back into place and see if that solves your issue. If not, feel free to contact Peach Plumbing & Drain to fix the problem, which is more than likely further down the drain.
Some people prefer to try a series of boiling water treatments to cure a slow drain. This can be helpful if you believe that the clog is formed by grease. Add some dish soap to the sink basin and then pour boiling water down the drain. In most cases, you’ll need to repeat this method to dislodge the clog. If you have PVC pipes, however, it’s not a good method to use as boiling water and plastic can result in the unwanted melting of materials. Again, if this method doesn’t work after a couple of tries, it’s best to let our plumbing service tackle the clog.
Baking Soda and White Vinegar
Baking soda and white vinegar are a tried-and-true cleaning duo. Many people periodically clean their drains using this method as a form of drain maintenance. You’ll need a cup of baking soda and a cup of white vinegar. After dumping these ingredients down the drain, wait about five minutes. Then, flush the drain with warm water. Again, this method might not work on the first try. You can repeat it. If that still doesn’t work, it’s better to allow our plumbing service to visit your Sandy Springs, GA home to clear the clog.
If you have a manual auger, you can try to snake your drain. There are household augers that are sold inexpensively at hardware stores. If the clog is located near the sink in question, this method may work. By running the snake or auger down the drain, you can dislodge the clog. Once it begins to break up, it can be flushed away with the baking soda and white vinegar method or with boiling water.
Know When to Call Your Plumbing Service
The above methods are ideal for slow drains or run-of-the-mill clogs. However, if you have a stubborn drain clog or suspect that the clog is lodged deep down the drain system, it’s better to call our plumbing service to let us resolve the problem. Sometimes, you can actually make the problem worse in an attempt to clear a clog. When you contact our plumbing service, you can expect:
The Right Tools for the Job
Our plumbers will bring the ideal tools and equipment to clear your stubborn drain clog. We can also perform drain cleaning service if you have multiple slow drains. Depending on the nature of your plumbing system’s needs, we might choose to auger your drain or use hydro jetting equipment.
Licensed and Experienced Plumbers
Our plumbing service features a talented and experienced team of plumbing professionals. Our plumbers are licensed and highly trained. We stay up to date with the best plumbing tools and techniques to better serve our customers.
When you have a drain clog, it can stop up your plumbing system. In these cases, you need fast assistance. We can send a plumber to your home to provide the prompt service you need. We work efficiently to provide the plumbing solutions our customers need.
Our plumbers perform drain cleaning and clog clearing services every week–and sometimes on a daily basis. Drain clogs are a specialty as they are among the most common household plumbing problems. Once you contact us, rest assured, we’ll tackle your clog and get your plumbing system functioning optimally again.
You can avoid the hassle of trying to unclog your drain by calling Peach Plumbing & Drain as soon as you notice that your drain is slow. Whether your drain clog is caused by food debris, hair, or some other object, we’ll unclog your drain as quickly as possible.
Peach Plumbing & Drain can is a leading local plumbing company. If you have a stubborn drain clog or need any other type of plumbing solution, you can contact us and we’ll send a licensed plumber to your Sandy Springs, GA home to resolve the issue. Call us to schedule an appointment or to find out more about our services.