Drain Cleaning

Most homeowners don’t give much thought to the drains in their homes- until they are not working properly. A clogged drain can be annoying and inconvenient, which is why you want to address it as soon as possible. Clogged drains are one of the most common issues that our technicians at Ward Plumbing, Heating, and Air encounter. If you are in or near Sylva, North Carolina, and have a clogged drain, contact us right away. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (subject to Technician availability).

Common Causes of Drain Clogs

Whether a clogged drain is a rare occurrence or a regular one, you may wonder what is causing it. There are many reasons you could have a clogged drain, some more common than others. One of the most common causes of drain clogs, especially in the shower, is hair. Some of the other common causes include:

      • Mineral buildup from hard water

      • Tree roots encroaching on the sewer lines

      • Small objects

      • Grease buildup from bar soaps

      • Buildup of toilet paper

    While it’s true that accidents can happen, you can take steps to prevent drain clogs. For example, you can keep hair from clogging your shower drain by getting a hair catcher. In addition, you can keep your disposal from backing up by only putting approved items in it.

    How do You Know Your Drain is Clogged?

    In most cases, a drain clog is a simple annoyance. However, others are part of a bigger issue that can cause significant damage to your plumbing system. It is important to understand and recognize the signs of a clogged drain. While you can address smaller clogs yourself, there does come a time when you need to call in a professional.

    Below are some signs you need to call in a professional.

    Water Drains Slowly

    If you notice water draining slowly from your tub and/or sinks, you probably have a clog forming. If not addressed, the clog will only get larger and become a bigger issue.

    Strong Odors

    If you notice a foul odor coming from your drains, chances are that you have a significant clog.

    Bubbles in Toilet Water

    If you notice bubbles in the water in your toilet, chances are that air is being forced to get around a clog in the pipe.

    Water is Backing Up

    If you notice water backing up in other drains, you have a clog in your system. The best way to avoid water damage in your home is to contact a plumber as soon as possible.

    Schedule Your Drain Cleaning Service Today

    If you live in or near Sylva, North Carolina, contact the professional plumbing technicians at Ward Plumbing, Heating, and Air today. We have more than 45 years of experience, which means we have the knowledge and expertise to address various plumbing issues in your home or business.  When you call us, we will use modern technology and techniques to determine the problem and offer solutions tailored to your situation.

    FAQs

    Below are some of the most common questions we hear from our clients at Ward Plumbing, Heating, and Air.

    How do I know when my drains need cleaning?

    If you have a drain draining slowly, you need to have it cleaned. If two or more of your drains are draining slowly, chances are that you have a problem in your main sewer.

    How often should drains be cleaned?

    This depends upon how much the drain is used and what is going down it. Things like grease and hair cause significant drain clogs in your household drains. If you have two or more drains draining slowly, chances are the main sewer is the culprit. The most common causes of sewer clogs are kitchen grease, wet wipes, tree root infiltration, and other foreign objects.

    When should I call a professional plumber?

    If the issue is not going away or keeps coming back.  If a plunger or simple remedies are not working you should call a professional plumber.