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Tips to Clear Clogged Main Drain Line in Your House

A clogged kitchen sink or an overflowing toilet can be nerve-wracking and even terrifying, but clearing those blockages are relatively simple. Many of the times, the blockage is there in the P-trap. Clearing a clogged main drain line, on the other hand, can be a pain in the neck. Fortunately, the plumbers at Rooter Hero Plumbing have lots of experience with clogged drain cleaning – and we are here to share some knowledge! IF DIY plumbing is not for you, and you prefer to have experienced plumbers take care of the drain line, then call Rooter Hero Plumbing for a free price estimate today. We are happy to schedule a convenient appointment or arrange an urgent dispatch today.

How Do You Know the Drain Line is Clogged?

Unfortunately, there are many homeowners who do not know their drain line is clogged. They might notice strange things with the drainage, but they never put a finger on it. The mindful and proactive homeowners will notice red flags and investigate further.

Here are some signs that your drain line may be clogged:

  • Rancid odor coming from drains.
  • Sinks and bathtubs are slow to drain.
  • Water and sewage backups.
  • Washing machines and dishwashers cause a puddly mess.
  • Toilets overflow.

If you notice any of these symptoms of a clogged drain, then investigate further. The more plumbing fixtures with these symptoms, the deeper the likely clog is located. If only the kitchen sink is backing up, for instance, then the blockage is probably shallow and near the sink.

Tips to Avoid Drain Line Clogging

They say you should not cry over spilled milk, but one can’t help but at least wince. The inconveniences of a clogged drain, as well as the costs of unexpected repairs, can be frustrating and stressful. This is why we urge property owners to be mindful!

Be mindful of what you flush down the toilets, and be mindful of what you allow down the kitchen sink, bathroom sink, and shower drains. Install drain filters, garbage disposals, and even grease traps to catch the debris that does find its way to the drains.

How to Clear the Drain Line

If you want a clear drain line, then regular cleaning and maintenance is crucial. Run hot water after rinsing the dishes or brushing your teeth, for instance.

Every few months, pour a few tablespoons of baking soda into the drains and follow it up with a cup of vinegar. The ensuing chemical reaction, notable for its fizzing sound, will break apart some of the gunk in the drains.

Deep and stubborn blockages can be dealt with using a plunger or drain snake. We do not recommend chemical drain cleaners because the chemicals can do more damage than good. For the ultimate peace of mind, you can schedule a professional drain line cleaning. These use video camera technology to inspect the drain line. What you think is a blockage, might end up being a tree root! We can identify and eliminate tree roots, concrete, and more!

Get Your Free Price Estimate Today

Need a professional clogged drain cleaning? Call Rooter Hero Plumbing to get in touch with a friendly representative. We are happy to schedule a flexible appointment and give you a free price estimate upfront.

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