Solutions for Stubborn Drain Clogs in Santa Clara & San Jose
Properly functioning drains are essential for the health and safety of every home and business. When drain issues arise, it’s important to get them resolved immediately. If you're dealing with the frustration of clogged or gurgling drains, or you would like to prevent these types of issues from occurring in the future, you’ve found the right company for the job. Fantastic Rooter Plumbing is capable of handling all your drainage issues, from slow-running sinks to foul-smelling drains.
Signs of a Clogged Drain
If you’ve recently noticed the smell of something rotting in your home, but can’t determine where it’s coming from, it could be your drains. Over the years, some of the gunk that goes down your drains will accumulate on the inside of your pipes. These rotting materials become a breeding ground for harmful bacteria, which will eventually manifest themselves through foul odors. Take a moment to identify if the odors you’re smelling are emitting from one or more drains. If so, you know it’s time to call for professional drain cleaning.
Additional signs that your drains need to be cleaned include:
- Your sinks and tubs are draining slowly
- Your shower has standing water
- Water backs up in your sinks or showers when you flush the toilet
- Excessive gurgling is coming from your drains
- You can hear your toilet bubbling
- Water rises in the toilet when running a faucet
If you suspect your drain has a blockage, there are some ways you could try to rectify the problem yourself, especially if it’s just one drain that’s clogged. Simple clogs are often fixable with the use of a plunger. In many cases, however, even though the flow of water is restored, you might experience another clog very soon. When this occurs, something is blocking your system that will require specialized equipment to be removed fully.
Many frustrated homeowners might try using some liquid drain cleaner to break down the clog. Although these products may fix the problem initially, they rarely provide a long-lasting solution. These cleaners also have harsh chemicals that can be harmful to both your pipes and your health. You can ensure your drains are cleaned safely and effectively by calling our experienced plumbers at Fantastic Rooter Plumbing.
How to Unclog a Drain With Standing Water
Removing a clog from a sink with standing water can be a daunting task, but thankfully it is usually not too complicated. The first step is to remove the standing water from the sink or tub using a bucket. Once this is done, it is important to inspect the drain and try to identify what is causing the clog. In many cases, this will involve reaching into the drain with your hands and extracting any debris that may be blocking it. If this doesn’t work, it is probably necessary to call in a plumber who will have access to more powerful tools that can break through tough clogs.
Anytime you notice the signs of a clogged drain it’s a good idea to have your drains cleaned. If you would like to prevent drain issues from occurring in the first place, you can also choose to have your drains cleaned on a regular basis. Talk to our professionals at Fantastic Rooter Plumbing about drain cleaning as preventative maintenance, so you can keep your pipes in good working order year after year.
Got a clogged drain in your home or business? Call (408) 521-1308 for fast and dependable drain cleaning services in Gilroy.
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