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Drain Clearing & Plumbing Repair Service: When It’s Needed

October 04, 2022

Hair balls, gunk, and grease are all part of the day-to-day buildup that could cause issues in your home if your plumbing isn’t maintained.

Plumbing health is essential to your home maintenance and quality of life. Some benefits of incorporating a routine drain clearing service into your plumbing maintenance plan are:

  • Improving the lifespan of your drains and pipes
  • Preventing clogs that cause damage and odors in your home
  • Avoiding costly repairs in the future if buildups get serious

Signs You Should Geta Drain Clearing Service

Here are some indications it may be time for a professional drain clearing.

#1. Clogging is a norm

If you have occasional clogging that you feel you can manage, you should unclog the drain on your own using some of our expert solutions. But if you experience frequent clogs that are persistently disrupting drainage, it could be a sign to call in the pros. Large blocks of hair, product, waste, and other debris clog the pipes and affect their functionality, leading to long-term and more costly issues.

#2. Water is backing up or not draining

It's not good when your water can’t drain or drains slowly, but it’s a nightmare if that leads to water coming back up...with all the drain gunk. If your drains aren’t emptying as quickly as normal—or at all—it could be a sign of large blockages that would require a drain clearing or plumbing repair service. This can also be indicated by unusual foul smells caused by the bacteria buildup from the clog and standing water.

#3. Your home solutions aren't solving anything

We do not recommend adding heavy chemical or soapy products to frequently clean your drains. If your remedies no longer work, it could be a sign there’s a deeper issue that a pro needs to address.

#4. The drain monster moves in

We’re not talking about a real drain monster, just the weird gurgling sound your drain makes when it’s struggling to empty. This could be a sign that air bubbles are forming as water is flowing past a growing clog.

#5. Overflowing water

When a toilet backs up or overflows, it indicates an issue with your sewage drain. From toilet paper buildup to the accidental flush of a toy, sewage line blockages can lead to major problems to your residence if not addressed in time. A drain clearing service can pinpoint the exact issue to clear your sewage drains and get your toilet back to flushing properly.

If your situation is past needing a drain clearing, contact Patrick Riley for an emergency plumber. We provide emergency service within 24 hours.

Preventing an Emergency Plumbing Service

There are ways to maintain your systems to avoid costly plumbing repair services:

Don’t put foreign objects, thick products, large amounts of grease, or other substances prone to clogging in your pipes and drains.

  • Schedule a yearly inspection with Patrick Riley's VIP maintenance plan.
  • Cover drains with a filter to clear out hair and large debris.
  • Run hot water down your drains periodically to flush out buildup in the drains.
  • Avoid using store-bought chemical cleaners that can damage the structure of your pipes over time.

Patrick Riley is the valley's trusted plumbing company when you need plumbing services in Gilbert, AZ or surrounding cities. Our plumbers are ready to diagnose your problems and provide you with the best solution at an affordable price. Request an appointment with a plumber today!

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