From showering to doing the laundry, we depend on running water for a wide variety of daily tasks. You might be surprised to learn the average person uses between 80 and 100 gallons of water per day, according to the U.S. Geological Survey – mostly for hygienic reasons such as bathing and flushing the toilet.
At VA Plumbing, we know it’s essential to keep your pipes in peak condition. When your drains become clogged, it’s always better to get them cleaned the right way as soon as possible, so your wastewater doesn’t back up into your property.
What Causes Drain Clogs?
Essentially, when anything other than water goes through your drains, you can end up with clogged pipes. In kitchen fixtures, food scraps and grease are usually the culprit, while in bathrooms, the reason is usually accumulated dirt, hair, shed skin and soap scum. Some buildup in your pipes is unavoidable, but you shouldn’t assume a clog will go away on its own.
If a slow-running drain is frustrating you, don’t assume you can fix it by pouring a bottle of store-bought cleaner down the sink. Those products contain toxic chemicals that can cause even more damage to your pipes. To keep your home or business healthy and functioning properly, regular professional pipe maintenance from VA Plumbing is essential.
Regardless of the source, location or severity of your clog, don’t wait to call an expert for attentive and timely service. Our experienced plumbing professionals have all the knowledge, training and tools to take care of your drain cleaning quickly and effectively. After diagnosing the issue with a sewer camera inspection, we will then determine whether it’s better to resolve your clog with a pipe snake, or by hydro-jetting.
How to Spot Signs of a Clog
All homes and businesses rely on intricate drain systems to dispose of their wastewater. Though most of your home’s drainage system is deep underground, your drains will still let you know when something is going wrong. Toilet backups, sewage odors or loud gurgling noises coming from drains are all red flags that you have a clog on your hands.
While these early warning signs may seem like small daily aggravations, it’s a good rule of thumb to bring in a plumbing professional as soon as you notice anything is amiss. Unchecked sewer blockages can affect the pressure balance throughout your entire plumbing system, leading to cracked or even burst pipes. Preventive drain cleaning is the best way to stop a clog before it has the chance to develop into a full-blown backup. Dealing with smaller problems early will help you avoid a larger and more expensive problem in the future.
Experienced Plumbing Experts With a Commitment to Customer Service
If you have a clog or blockage in the drain system in your Northern Virginia home or business, VA Plumbing is the first and only call you need to make. Remember, when it comes to the health of your plumbing, no drain cleaning problem is ever too small to ignore. Our family-owned business is dedicated to providing fast, friendly, professional service with upfront pricing and a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.