Dealing with Clogged Drains
Owning a home is not only satisfying but also an amazing experience. However, there are many responsibilities that come along with it. Ensuring the property is maintained and everything inside the house is in perfect shape saves your money and time. This includes clogged drains and plumbing.
Unclogging clogged drains involves removing blockages physically. Unfortunately, for those who love DIY, the process is not as simple as it seems. This is one job that should be left to the experts. Accidents may arise in the process and lead to permanent disabilities or death. However, Rocket Plumbing in Arlington City offers plumbing services. Our services are delivered by professional and knowledgeable men equipped with the right equipment and technology.
Tips to Staying Safe on Clogged Drains
1. Do not use liquid chemicals
It is not safe to pour acid or any liquid chemicals down the pipes especially if your pipes are made of PVC or any other material other than metal. These drain cleaners have corrosive ingredients that eat away from the pipes and through the clog. Hence making your pipes weak, rust, give off fumes and cause additional leaks. Using caustic drain cleaners can also create a hazard to anyone disassembling pipes to remove the stoppage.
You may think you are handling the situation, but you are creating a very big mistake that will be very expensive for you to correct in the future. If you find your pipes clogged, call Rocket Plumbing drain cleaning company.
2. A plunger
Every home should have a plunger. A plunger is a plumber’s helper and should be the first equipment to use when unclogging your clogged pipes. A sink plunger has a rubber cup attached to a stick and forms a seal when pushed against the sink. By pushing the cup over the drain and then pulling it up repeatedly creates suction that loosens the clog.
The plunger is 95% effective if the blockage is near the fixture. Often you need to use hot boiling water for the plumber’s helper to function properly. This is because it breaks up the blockage. However, it is important to allow the water to cool down just a little bit before using. This is to prevent burns in your body and face.
You should also remember to wash your skin immediately if you have been in contact with the water in the pipes. This applies to clothes as well. You may be risking getting your mouth, eyes or cuts infected every time you touch them with dirty hands.
3. Snake Plumbing
A snake plumbing is another method of removing a blockage in your home effectively. There are snakes plumbing specifically for tubs, shower drains, sewer lines, lavatory drain, kitchen drain, washing machine, and main line drain. The most vital thing to do when snaking a drain is to understand the blockage type and use the right equipment. Using the wrong size or type of machine in the wrong category can easily destroy the fixture, the snake or even cause injury to you. Every plumbing fixture is different.
The snake consists of a handle on one end and a long flexible cable with an auger on the other end. The auger head is fed into the wall of the drain until it touches the blockages. It is then pushed gently but firmly through the clog, reversed and pulled back out of the pipe.
4. Treat your drain regularly
It is also advisable to treat your pipes with mild enzyme drain cleaner. Do it at least twice a month and keep your drain system flowing. The purpose of this treatment is to prevent more blockages; not remove the existing ones.
5. Upgrade your pipes’ vent opening with a cap. This prevents debris from falling into the pipes
6. Remove hair, starchy foods and stringy vegetable from drains regularly
7. Avoid flushing diapers, sanitary towels or any non-degradable objects down the toilet
Using an Emergency Plumber @ Rocket Plumbing Arlington Heights
No matter how much the task of unclogging and cleaning drains and pipes look like the everyday task, it is best left to the capable hands of experts. For instance, accidentally cutting through gas pipes will certainly cause explosions and other grave inconveniences. Entrust the mishandling drain cleaning situations with Rocket Plumbing, a company that has invested heavily in perfecting and improving techniques and technology.
The success of Rocket Plumbing can be attributed to a number of reasons. The first and the foremost is our goal. Our goal is to offer quality services; 100% customer satisfaction. These are not just words but our driving force. We appreciate your relationship, business, and trust. We perform every plumbing task; small or big with expertise, dedication, and attention our clients deserve hence surpassing the customers’ expectations. This is achieved by treating every customer as an individual; no 2 customers are similar. Similarly, every task needs a professional who assesses the situation and tackles the issue in the best method possible.
Our staff has ample knowledge, training, and experience implementing techniques and handling the issue using technology. All service technicians are 100% licensed experts. They are complimented by friendly customer service representatives who will pick your call and dispatch help on time. Our customer care will also where necessary, offer you a no-cost estimate of the repairs required.
For many years, a lot of homeowners have relied on Rocket Plumbing for reliable, professional advice, service and emergency plumbing. Huge jobs or small, residential services, industrial or commercial, we do it all:
• Floor drain cleaning
• Sump pump
• Frozen pipes
• Pipe bursting
• Toilet leak repair
• Clogged toilet repair
• Sump pump replacement
• Emergency plumber
• Pipe services
• Sink drains
• Sewer camera inspection
Unlike many plumbing companies, we have invested so much capital in latest plumbing technologies that help us deliver a wide range of affordable services and expertise.
Why Choose Rocket Plumbing Arlington Heights
From repairs to regular inspections to 24 hours emergency service, there is always a plumber on call to take care of you.
• Trusted and recommended
• Free estimates
• No hassle guarantees
• Licensed and insured
• Emergency service
• Wide range of plumbing and drain cleaning services
When you have plumbing needs in Arlington Heights, Illinois, whatever the nature of need, there is only one company you need to call, the company with a difference.
If you have any queries about our services or need a free quote kindly call us. If you need a plumber now, call us at (847)305-2099.