It’s a nightmare scenario — you’re ready to exit the bathroom back into a house full of guests, and the toilet won’t flush. You plunge, you panic, you rinse and repeat, but the water won’t drain. It’s not just the toilet that’s been having problems; the sink and tub gurgle in protest before finally draining at a glacial speed. Like it or not, you desperately need a clogged drain repair

 

If you’re wondering how this happened and how you’re going to fix it, keep reading. 

 

Already know you need a high-pressure drain cleaning? Contact Dial One online to schedule an appointment today, or call Waxahatchie’s most trusted plumbing company at 469-557-2703. 

What Causes Clogged Drains?

A drain gets clogged when debris backs up in one area, blocking the passage of water. Regardless of your hygiene habits or the age of your appliances, all plumbing fixtures are subject to clogged drain lines. Almost anything you repeatedly put down the sink or toilet (and sometimes even things you don’t) can cause a clogged drain, but there are a few repeat offenders. 

Fat, Oils and Grease

Hopefully this isn’t news to you, but you should never pour grease down the drain. This is one of the fastest ways to clog your kitchen sink. Depending on how long you’ve been doing it, the build-up can be extreme. What’s more, the grease build-up doesn’t just affect you and your plumbing; it can add to a city-wide blockage known as a fatberg, a truly horrifying concept. 

 

So the next time you cook ground beef, bacon, or any other oily dish, don’t just throw the greasy pan in the sink, and do not pour the grease down the drain. Instead, find a grease disposal alternative that works for you. 

Hygiene Products

Most people know that tampons and pads can wreak havoc on an already struggling plumbing system, but it’s not just feminine hygiene products that end up requiring a clogged drain repair. As it turns out, flushable wipes are not so flushable, and combined with fat and other fibrous products like tampons, pads and baby diapers (yes, baby diapers), they create monstrous clogs. 

 

Hair

Most of us have it, and all of us shed it (at one time or another). The trouble is, it often happens over time, and we don’t realize how much of it’s going down the drain. Once enough of it combines with soap scum, grease, toothpaste or another sticky substance, it forms quite an effective clog that could require bathroom sink repair. Luckily, of all of the drain-clogging culprits, this one is easy to avoid by simply installing hair traps or guards on your drains. 

Tree Roots

This one’s not on you. Sometimes tree roots infiltrate weak, damaged or broken pipes, and once they’re in, they often grow until the pipe clogs. This isn’t something you can prevent without

upgrading your plumbing, and you’ll likely need help from the most trusted plumbing company in Waxahachie to get you back on track. 

Signs of Possible Clogged Drain

Even though you can’t see what’s going on in the arteries of your plumbing system, there are a few signs that indicate you need a clogged drain repair. Here are the most common symptoms:

 
  • Drains making a gurgling noise
  • Water or sewage backing up
  • Shower and tub draining slowly
  • A foul odor coming from the drains
  • Water bubbling in the toilet when using the bathroom sink
  • An easily overwhelmed system
  • Water utilities reacting to each other (i.e. the sink making noise when the washer starts)
 

If you’re noticing these signs, get ahead of the problem by scheduling a camera pipe and drain inspection with Dial One Johnson Plumbing, Cooling & Heating. 

High-Pressure Drain Cleaning

When you’re dealing with a clogged drain, you can try to handle it yourself by using several DIY methods or by pouring a strong, chemical-based solution down the problem drain. However, those methods will likely fall short in the presence of a significant clog. You’ll need to contact a trusted plumbing company in Waxahachie and ask about high-pressure drain cleaning. 

How It Works

High-pressure drain cleaning works by using water pressure from a jet nozzle to break up and push out all of the debris clogging the interior of a pipe. Unlike traditional methods that involve snaking and prodding at a debris mass, high-pressure drain cleaning clears the whole pipe, not just the area being poked at. 

 

What Are the Benefits of High-Pressure Drain Cleaning?

 
  • It’s faster than other methods. Trying to find and destroy the clogging mass with a snake can take a lot of time and effort and still end up being unsuccessful. A complete excavation of your drains will take even longer than that. 
 
  • It gets better results. Using water pressure to clear a pipe is just simply more effective than trying to use a rigid object.
 
  • It leaves no damage. When a plumber is digging and drilling, there’s always a chance they’ll damage part of the plumbing system, leaving you with more problems than before. High-pressure drain cleaning is completely safe for your pipes. 
 
  • It’s environmentally friendly. Instead of pouring a chemical-based drain cleaner down the pipes (and into the ground), high-pressure drain cleaning just involves water. 

Find an Affordable Plumber in Waxahachie Today

Drain clogs are common and can happen to any plumbing system. The thing is though, without help, the clogs only get bigger. When you need a clogged drain repair or a bathroom sink repair, don’t wait until the problems overflow. Use this contact form to reach out to a trusted plumber at Dial One Johnson Plumbing, Cooling & Heating today, or call 469-518-4211 to schedule a high-pressure drain cleaning.