Many people call plumbers when water pressure is low or there is no flow to faucets, sinks, bathtubs, and toilets. Equally important, Capps Plumbing has a variety of solutions available to fix clogged drains and pipes so that water that flows into a residence or business leaves efficiently into the proper sewer or septic system.
Drains clog for a variety of reasons. Some of these reasons are due to actions or situations that are easily preventable, while others may happen even if people are very careful to keep foreign objects out of their drains.
First, let’s consider the top reasons for drain clogs and possible solutions. After that, let’s look at some of the successful strategies Capps Plumbing uses to fix drain clogs.
Hair that enters drains in the sink or shower after shaving or bathing may build up over time. While drain cleaning tools may offer a solution, some chemicals and tools may cause new problems. If unsure about the hair clogging the drain, contact Capps Plumbing for a thorough assessment.
Similar to hair in bathroom drains, grease and some oils may impede water flow in kitchen sink drains. Acting like a clogged artery, the buildup will soon make it impossible for liquid to flow down the drain. Call Capps Plumbing if the kitchen sink does not perform as expected.
Some people think of their toilet as a memory hole where they can dispose of baby nappies, wipes, or pads that claim to be safe to flush. Like a sponge or cotton ball that gets moist, these items usually expand when exposed to moisture. The best approach is to toss these in the garbage, not the toilet. If clogging occurs after something gets flushed, contact Capps Plumbing for a solution.
Whether by choice or mistake, items sometimes clog the system after they fall into the toilet or another drain. Whether a bar of soap, a child’s toy, sanitary item, or another object, flushing may lead to a clogged drain or flooding of the worst kind. Teaching children to avoid flushing the “wrong” items is an important step. If unsure of why clogging has occurred, get an expert from Capps Plumbing to assess the situation.
Some clogged drains have a more natural origin. Certain tree root systems may find a way to get into pipe systems in their quest for water, even if they choose to find the weakest link in a sewer pipe instead of fresh water. Leaves, dirt, and roots can clog drains, even if they are part of an award-winning garden. Consult with an expert from Capps Plumbing to get to the root of the problem.
Sometimes, water output is complicated by reduced input. Similar to the way drains clog after water is used, accumulation of sediments and hard water may reduce water flow and “clog” water trying to flow out of showerheads or faucet aerators. For an in-home assessment of water quality, reach out to Capps Plumbing today.
DIY projects are popular today, but home renovation is a serious, and sometimes costly, business. Whether a project you plan to do or one in a house done by another as a fixer-upper, ensure that bad pipe installations do not lead to complications with fractured pipes or improper water flow. As a licensed plumber, Capps Plumbing can ensure that installations today do not cause unintended problems tomorrow.
Whether due to an older, rusty line or an invading tree root, broken pipes occur through no fault of the homeowner or tenant. Sometimes heavy rain or flooding that overwhelms sewers may have unintended, and complicated, consequences. Difficult to diagnose while looking down the drain, a professional from Capps Plumbing has the tools to dig deeper into this problem.
Technicians from Capps Plumbing are familiar with the many root causes of drain distress. With a round-the-clock emergency service available, plumbers can assess, address, and fix clogged drains.
If you notice a drain that fails to perform as expected, with water backing up or a bad smell, contact Capps Plumbing for a careful review of the situation and the best way to address the clogged drain so it functions properly once again.
While preventative maintenance solves or prevents many potential clogging situations, drain performance may also suffer due to circumstances beyond our control. Rather than guessing and hoping, a call to Capps Plumbing leads to diagnosis and repair.
There are a variety of tests and procedures that Capps Plumbing uses to assess drainage problems and solve them. Here are some examples of how technicians can determine the source of the problem:
Depending on these tests and assessments, the technician at Capps Plumbing may recommend the descaling of pipes, the use of power rodding or hydrojetting, or another repair that will remove the clog and improve drainage flow. Learn more today.