Clogged drains are one of the most common problems that homeowners and landlords face every day. Some clogs are easy to remove with some drain opener or a plumber’s snake. Others represent a much more difficult challenge and require professional help in order to remove properly. Left unrepaired, a clog in a drain can cause not only a great deal of short-term inconvenience, but can also cause long-term damage to your drain and pipes.
Home Remedies for Clogged Drains
If your clogged drain seems minor or is a new problem, you might want to try fixing the problem yourself. As long as you do this in a careful manner, you might have some success. One of the most underrated strategies you can use is simply to fill your sink with hot water and then let it drain. This can sometimes break down dirt and grease that has built up within the drain. You can also try a vinegar and baking soda solution, which involves pouring half a cup of baking soda down your drain. Follow that up with half a cup of baking soda and rinse the drain with boiling water. The chemical reaction caused by this mixture can destroy a lot of buildup within the drain.
When to Use a Professional Solution
If the clog persists or if the problem comes back quickly, it’s time to consider a professional for you clogged drain repair. A professional drain cleaning service can take care of minor problems like a buildup of grease or hair in a drain, but can also solve major issues that affect pipes over the long term. For example, older homes next to trees may have an issue where roots grow into the pipes, creating clogs and potentially ruining a home’s value. Other problems that are less damaging to pipes might still require drain snaking or high pressure water jetting to make sure that the issue gets solved permanently.
Sump Pump Installation
If your drain problems come from backed up storm or wastewater in your system, you might need to consider adding a sump pump. Installing this mechanism can help pump the backed up water out of your home, ensuring that your drain problems go away and that your basement or ground floor don’t get flooded. A&V Drain sump pump installation in Toronto provides a complete sump pump installation package, giving you what you need to fit the device properly in your home. The installers can also give you detailed instructions on when and how you should run it as well as how a battery backup might protect your home during storms.
There are many different levels of clogged drains, but getting around them is easy if you use the right help. If a home solution doesn’t solve the problem, A&V Drain is available to residents in the Toronto area. They can help take care of any problem, big or small, extremely quickly, get your drains running better than they have in years, and even provide sump pump assistance if needed.