Drain Cleaning Services

Drain clogs are a menace that nobody wants to have to deal with. They can cause quite the headache, not to mention potentially damage your plumbing system. Luckily, Smooth Waters has got your back. As a leading plumbing company, we specialize in both residential and commercial drain cleaning. In this blog post, we’ll go over the different types of drain cleaning services offered by Smooth Waters, as well as some common causes of drain clogs and ways to unclog them.

Residential Drain Cleaning Services

Smooth Waters offers residential drain cleaning services for the following types of drains: sink, shower, tub, toilet, and main lines. Bathroom and kitchen sinks are particularly prone to clogging due to the amount of hair, grease and food residues that pass through them. To mitigate this, Smooth Waters can clean your sink drains once every few months. Our plumbers use hydro-jetting, a method that involves shooting high-pressure water into your drains to unclog them. This method is effective at removing tough clogs without the need for harsh chemicals.

Commercial Drain Cleaning Services

Commercial buildings have more complex plumbing systems than residential ones, with more drains to clean. Smooth Waters offers commercial drain cleaning services to remove tough clogs from the following types of commercial drains: floor sinks, floor drains, grease traps and sewer lines. Grease traps are particularly prone to clogging due to the amount of grease that accumulates in them. A clogged grease trap can cause nasty smells, which in turn can drive away customers. Smooth Waters has the expertise and equipment to unclog grease traps efficiently and effectively, keeping your commercial kitchen odor-free.

Common Causes of Drain Clogs

Some of the most common causes of drain clogs include: hair, soap scum, food waste, grease, and foreign objects like toys and feminine hygiene products. Hair and soap scum are common causes of bathroom sink and shower clogs, while food waste and grease are common culprits in the kitchen. In commercial kitchens, grease can build up in the grease trap, leading to clogs in the sewer line. Foreign objects can also cause drain clogs, which is why it’s important not to flush anything other than toilet paper down the toilet.

Ways to Unclog A Simple Drain Clog

Clogged drains are a common household problem that can be resolved with simple home remedies. Dealing with a clogged drain can be frustrating, but it does not have to be.There are different ways to unclog drains depending on the severity of the clog. Below are some DIY solutions for unclogging your drain.

  • Boiling Hot Water Remedy– Boiling hot water is a simple and effective home remedy for unclogging drains. Boil a pot of water, and pour it slowly down the drain. Repeat the process until the water flows freely down the drain. This remedy works well on hair, soap, and other substances clogging the drain.
  • Vinegar and Salt Solution– Vinegar and salt solution is a natural home remedy that can help you unclog your drain. Mix a cup of vinegar with a 1/4 cup of salt, and pour the solution down your clogged drain. Allow the solution to sit for a few hours, then flush the drain with hot water. This remedy is ideal for unclogging kitchen sinks and bathroom drains.
  • Use a Plunger– Plungers are another effective tool for unclogging drains. You can purchase a plunger at a local hardware or home improvement store. Fill the sink or tub with enough water to cover the plunger’s rubber head. Place the plunger over the drain, and push it up and down several times until the clog breaks up and the water flows down the drain.
  • Hydrogen Peroxide Solution– Hydrogen peroxide is another effective home remedy for unclogging drains. Mix one cup of hydrogen peroxide with one tablespoon of baking soda and pour the solution down the clogged drain. Allow the solution to sit for a few hours, then flush the drain with hot water. This remedy is especially effective for unclogging shower or bathtub drains.
  • Use a Snake Auger– A snake auger is a tool designed to remove matters stuck inside pipes that prevent water from flowing. It is ideal for unclogging clogged drains that cannot be resolved with home remedies. You can rent or purchase a snake auger from a local hardware or home improvement store. Follow the instructions that come with the snake auger closely to avoid damaging your plumbing system.

Remember to use preventive measures such as avoiding flushing non-biodegradable items or pouring grease down the drain to avoid future clogs. If the clog persists or is beyond your DIY capabilities, do not hesitate to call the professionals at Smooth Waters for assistance.

Don’t let a clogged drain inconvenience you. Regularly cleaning your drains can prevent clogs from happening in the first place. However, if you’re dealing with a stubborn clog, call Smooth Waters for professional residential and commercial drain cleaning services. Our skilled plumbers use state-of-the-art equipment to get your plumbing system back to working order as quickly as possible. With Smooth Waters, your drains will flow smoothly again in no time.