A clogged drain is typically caused by the gradual buildup of organic matter like hair and grease on the inside walls of drain pipes. Over time, this buildup slows down the normal flow of water through the pipe. Think of cholesterol in the blood stream when trying to understand a clogged drain. When a clump of debris or a wad of hair tries to pass through the pipe, it can become stuck and completely block the flow. The result is a clogged bathtub or sink drain.
HOW SHOULD I TREAT CLOGGED PIPES? If water backs up quickly each time the drain is used, the problem is most likely close to the drain opening in the tub or sink.
HOW DO I UNCLOG MY DRAIN? While a plunger can sometimes unclog minor obstructions, a stubborn or tenacious clog will require a visit from one of our experienced technicians, who will use a tool called an auger (also known as a "snake").
This tool works in the opposite way that a plunger does. The plumber will push the snake into the clog and crank it to drive the snake deeper into the obstruction. While parts of the clog break up and flush through the drain, the snake helps a plumber gain access to the clog in order to successfully remove it.
Clear Flow handles all problems from small toilet clogs to big septic problems.
A lot of customers ask us “Well how do I know if my clog is related to my sewer line?”
There are a lot of questions our trained personnel will ask you on the phone when booking your appointment. Such as the following:
“Are you experiencing the backup on ground level, such as a basement, laundry room or garage?” “Is the water that’s flooding out clean water or dirty water?” “Are there multiple fixtures backing up at the same time?”
These are just a few questions that you may hear while trying to book an appointment when a plumbing problem arises.