Summer can be difficult on plumbing. Many incidents may lead to a need for residential drain services in Toronto. Whether you have slow drains, backed-up sewer pipes or completely clogged drains, a professional plumber can get everything flowing again. Here are the drain services that can help you this summer:
- Drain cleaning: There are many chemical drain cleaners available on the market. The problem, though, is that they often contain corrosive elements that can make your drains perform worse. If you have laundry room or outdoor drains that attract a serious amount of debris, arranging for professional drain cleaning before they clog is a prudent investment. While you may be reluctant to pay for this service, it will prevent more expensive problems.
- Drain clearing: If you have a slow drain that is unaffected by your drain cleaners or the auger you keep at home, you will likely have to get professionals involved. This is especially common with kitchen drains that do not come equipped with a garbage disposal. Cooking grease can lead to major issues with drains that eventually work up to a clog, as the grease in your pipes grabs on to other debris. The same can happen with bathroom drains that collect a lot of hair. When you catch these slow drains and your home remedies do not work, call in a plumber before you have a clog.
- Unclogging drains: When water just sits in your bathtub or sink, that is when you know you have a serious problem. At that point, you go beyond a quick cleaning or clearing and now need a professional to remove the clog. Sewer pipes can also sustain clogs, which creates the unsightly backflow that can pollute your entire bathroom. The sooner you can bring in a plumber, the sooner you can enjoy functional and sanitary plumbing again.
- Removing other drain barriers: Rest assured that, sometimes, not all debris buildups or clogs are your fault. Tree roots are known to interfere with plumbing or weather conditions, and make clogs much more likely to occur. Sometimes, older plumbing just does not drain like it used to because sheer use has caused corrosion and buildup. Putting more chemicals down the sink would make that problem worse, but a plumber can find a way to help your pipes and drains function better again.
Remember to not use your drains as a garbage bin. Mesh screens on kitchen sinks or shower drains will prevent hair and debris from building up in your pipes. Also, remind your children to flush nothing down the toilet but waste and toilet paper, and discourage them from experiments that involve flushing toys. Careful handling of your drains can prevent many of the problems that can arise with them.
When too much summer fun has affected your plumbing in Toronto, call Rooter Group Inc. for drain services. We also offer 24-hour emergency service for all drain, water main and other plumbing issues. Call us today to schedule an appointment.