Clogged drains are one of the most common household plumbing problems that Chattanooga homeowners face. And while most drain clogs are easily solved with a plunger or other home remedy, sometimes the problem is so deep in the system that you require the help of a professional. At Scenic City Heating & AC, we have over two decades of experience helping the residents of Chattanooga and the greater metropolitan area. Contact us today when you need expert drain cleaning services.
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Common Causes of Clogged Drains
As mentioned, drain clogs are one of the most common plumbing problems homeowners deal with daily. The best way to fix a clog is to stop it from happening in the first place, so here are the most common causes of drain clogs so you can know how to prevent them.
- Food Waste If you’re one of those people who puts everything down the drain, including food waste, then a clog is just around the corner. To prevent food waste from going down the drain, consider putting your waste into a compost pile or throwing it into the trash.
- Grease In the kitchen, cooking grease and other fats are notorious for causing drain clogs. When you pour hot grease down the drain, it eventually cools and solidifies like cholesterol blocking an artery. Like food waste, put grease into the trash instead of down the drain.
- Personal Wipes Have you seen those personal wipes that advertise as ‘flushable?’ Well, guess what . . . they’re not. Personal wipes, even those that say they’re flushable on the packages, should always go into the trash. Personal wipes don’t dissolve in water like toilet paper and will eventually lead to clogs.
- Kitty Litter Yes, people flush kitty litter down the toilet, and while you may have gotten away with it a few times, like personal wipes, eventually you’ll pay for it when your toilet fails to flush.
With a bit of common sense, you can prevent most drain clogs from happening; however, for those times when facing a stubborn clog, call in the pros at Scenic City Heating & AC for our expert clogged drain repair.
When to Call a Sewer Cleaning Company
If you’re like most Chattanooga homeowners, you don’t think about your drains until they back up. However, even when you have slow drains, it’s only a matter of time before they clog completely and require repair.
While most clogged drains are easily fixed with a plunger or drain snake, sometimes stubborn clogs require professional help.
There are two situations where it’s better to call a professional than risk doing more damage to your pipes by trying to fix it yourself. The first scenario is when you have a stubborn clog that you can’t get rid of no matter what you do. When you’ve tried plungers, drain snakes, and even chemical drain cleaning products but still have a persistent clog, you’re better off calling an expert drain cleaning company to safely and thoroughly remove the obstruction.
Another instance where it’s best to call a professional is once a year for preventative maintenance. Think of your drains like your home’s circulation system, and by calling a drain cleaning company for routine maintenance, you can ensure the system remains free-flowing and trouble-free.
If you’re facing a stubborn clog or want to discuss an annual maintenance plan, call Scenic City Heating & AC today.
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Our Sewer Drain Service
Just as there are various reasons your pipes clog, there are also various solutions to cleaning them. Before you call another sewer cleaning company, consider Scenic City Heating & AC. We have over 20 years of experience cleaning drains and use state-of-the-art diagnostics to pinpoint the problem quickly and devise the safest, most effective solution.