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Clogged Drains

Healthy drains should clear your sinks and bathtubs almost immediately, leaving them empty and ready for the next use. When liquid starts to take longer to disappear, it may be a sign that your drains are starting to get clogged. This process is usually gradual, which makes it harder to notice. A clogged drain can result in thousands of dollars of damage and impact your family’s health. Drain Clear offers a complete range of drain clearing services in Southern Ontario to get your drains flowing quickly and efficiently.

How do drains get clogged?

Drains connect your sinks and bathtubs to the pipes that carry your waste water away. This means they have to deal with oil, fats, grease, hair and soap scum on a daily basis. Usually these substances will flow through a drain without issue, heading towards your sewer line. However, over time the fats and oils from cooking and bathing can stick to the walls of your pipes and drains. Once hair or food scraps start getting caught in these plaques of grease, drains can start to underperform.

This buildup usually happens over an extended period of time, so it can be difficult to notice initially. Water taking slightly longer to drain every week can begin to feel like the new normal. However, ignoring these early warning signs can often lead to a plumbing emergency when a drain gets completely clogged.

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Signs Your Drain Is About To Clog

There are several indicators that your drain is about to clog. If you suspect your drains might be suffering from a clog buildup, see if you notice any of these symptoms:

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Slow draining water

The most obvious sign your drains are about to become clogged is that your sink or bathtub takes a while to drain completely. It should only take a few seconds.

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Constant dripping in toilets

Another easily identifiable sign that your drains might need clearing is your toilet running non-stop. This could be a sign that your overflow pipe is starting to suffer.

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Slurping or gurgling noise

If you notice your drains making an unpleasant noise when they are draining, it is likely due to water having to push past blockages.

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Bad smells, particularly in kitchen

Clogged drains are a breeding ground for bad smells as food gets caught in the buildup and starts to rot.

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Constant dripping in toilets

Another easily identifiable sign that your drains might need clearing is your toilet running non-stop. This could be a sign that your overflow pipe is starting to suffer.

Bad smells, particularly in kitchen

Clogged drains are a breeding ground for bad smells as food gets caught in the buildup and starts to rot.

If you notice any or all of these symptoms, it’s probably time to look into unclogging your drains.

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How to fix a Clogged Drain

There are plenty of DIY home remedies when it comes to clearing clogged drains. Many of them actually work and you can try it for yourself.

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Plungers

The classic solution to a clogged drain is the plunger. These household staples use suction force to try to mechanically shear the blockage from the pipe or otherwise break it up.

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Bent wires

Another easy DIY solution is to use a bent metal wire to clear the blockage. Simply undo a metal coat hanger and feed it down your drain to see if you can pull the clog out.

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Chemicals

Harsh chemical cleaners are a popular option, however they can actually do more harm than good to your plumbing system. Try a mix of vinegar and baking soda to achieve similar results without the corrosion that you may experience otherwise.

If your drain is experiencing a severe clog, or you simply do not have the time to try to unclog it, it’s time to call Southern Ontario’s most trusted plumber.

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Call An Experienced
Plumber

When you need a professional to deal with a clogged drain, Drain Clear is there to help. Our team of expert plumbers specialize in all forms of clogged drains. From bathtubs and toilets to kitchen sinks and basement drains, our fully licensed and insured plumbers have the experience to get the job done. We make customer satisfaction our top priority and will work around your schedule to ensure repairs work for you. Our 24/7 availability means that no matter when a drain clogs, you’ll always have an expert just a phone call away. We have been serving Southern Ontario for over 25 years and we are proud of our reputation as the best plumbing service in the area. When it comes to clogged drain repair, Drain Clear is there when you need it.

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