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Clogged Drains

A drain clog can be considered a very serious problem or even a plumbing emergency because when water can't go any further, it comes right back and can ruin your home.

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No More Clogged Drains! A drain clog can be considered a very serious problem or even a plumbing emergency because when water can’t go any further, it comes right back and can ruin your home. The toilet is particularly affected by this, but other fixtures from your house like your tub, shower, sink, and even the washing machine can all be affected by clogged drains. Every single plumbing system can develop clogs and even with the best preventative measures, it’s impossible to avoid getting clogged drains.

The good news is that A1 Sewer & Drain is here for you and on-call 24/7 – We are a professional ‘plumbing repair’ company in Virginia Beach offering top-quality traditional rooter services specially designed to clear up any clogged drains.

What Can Cause A Clogged Drain?

A clogged drain can be a real pain, and it can happen for a variety of reasons. One of the most common causes is a build-up of hair, soap scum, and other materials. Over time, these things can form a solid mass that prevents water from flowing freely down the drain. Another common cause is the accumulation of grease and cooking oil. Even if you rinse your dishes thoroughly, small amounts of grease can build up over time and eventually create a clog. Finally, objects such as toys, jewelry, and pieces of food can also become lodged in the drain, causing a blockage. Fortunately, there are several ways to clear a clogged drain. By taking some simple precautions, you can help to prevent drain problems from occurring in the first place. Here are some simple tips that can help prevent clogged drains:

  • Sink Strainers or Drain Covers: installing strainers, or a mesh screen in all of your drains can help to catch hair, soap scum, and other debris before it has a chance to enter the pipes.
  • Avoid Grease: Refrain from pouring grease or cooking oil down the drain – these liquids harden as they cool, and can quickly build up in the pipes, causing a blockage.
  • Use the Trash More: Coffee grounds, eggshells, and other food waste should also be thrown away rather than put down the drain, as they can contribute to drainage build-up and future clogs.

What is a Rooter?

A rooter is an advanced mechanism consisting of a high-tension spring and a spool of cabling. At the far end of the cabling, a series of sharp blades are attached. As the cable goes through your water piping, the blades spin, scraping the walls of the plumbing lines and removing any debris responsible for the clogging. As the rooter is removed, water is flushed through the pipe to remove the remaining debris and mold, flushing them out right into the city system.

When Not To Use A Rooter

A rooter is an extremely cost-effective, quick, and easy way to remove drain clogs. However, if the clogs appear due to grease build-up, this device might be quite ineffective. Typically, clogs show up due to grease build-up in commercial drains, at restaurants, in huge buildings, or in typical kitchens where people cook daily. In these cases, a rooter is not the best solution for long-term clog removal. In case you are dealing with grease build-up or other similar substances, ask about our professional Hydro Water Jetting Services.

Sometimes, an expanded, cracked or broken pipe looks like a clogging problem but, some clogs need more advanced solutions. In this case, A1 Sewer & Drain strongly recommends a fiber optic camera inspection. Whether you are a homeowner, small business person, or manager of a restaurant – dealing with clogged drains is not usually easy or simple to fix. It is recommended to call on a professional company like A1 to deal with this situation.

A1 Sewer & Drain Plumbing & Water Heaters is one the most well-reputed and well-known plumbing repair companies in Hampton Roads.  Don’t hesitate to contact us and we will send a qualified technician ASAP to assess the problem and find the easiest and most cost-effective solution.

Call A1 Sewer & Drain Plumbing & Water Heaters today to schedule an inspection if you’ve experienced any type of drain problem, and make sure it gets fixed right the first time.

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