Are you feeling the dread of seeing water slowly collect in your sink, knowing that it is a sure sign your drain needs to be cleaned? Before you go out to the store to buy a harsh chemical drain cleaner that will actually corrode your pipes and make them more prone to leaks, consider giving a call to CB Smith Plumbing. Our experienced plumbers are specialists at drain cleaning in Spartanburg, so we can open up your pipes and have the water running smoothly and quickly in no time. We also offer high-powered hydro-jetting that will break up even the most stubborn clogs caused by issues such as tree roots in your sewer line.
The Worst Things to Put Down Your Drain
Knowing what causes clogs is a major step towards preventing them from occurring in the first place. While you should never put anything down any drain other than water, soap, and human waste, some things are more likely to cause a blockage than others. Some of the most common include:
- Fats, oils, and grease
- Coffee grounds
- Cotton products
- Small objects
- Food waste
- Cat litter
- Tree roots
Some of these, like tree roots, can't be controlled from inside your home which is why regular inspections are so important to keeping your drains flowing as intended.
How To Unclog A Sink
Unclogging a sink may seem like a daunting task, but with the right approach and a little guidance, you can often resolve the issue on your own. Here are some tried-and-true tips to help you get your sink back to its optimal flow:
Boiling Water Method: Boil a kettle or pot of water and carefully pour it down the drain in two to three stages, allowing the hot water to work its way through. This method can be effective in dislodging minor blockages caused by grease or soap buildup.
Baking Soda and Vinegar: For a natural and eco-friendly approach, combine 1/2 cup of baking soda with 1/2 cup of vinegar. Pour the mixture down the drain and cover it with a plug or cloth for about 15 minutes. Then, flush the drain with hot water. The chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar can help break down organic materials causing the clog.
Plunger Technique: Using a plunger specifically designed for sinks, create a tight seal over the drain and give it a few forceful plunges. The suction and pressure created can dislodge the clog. Remember to block any overflow openings or secondary drains before plunging for better results.
While these DIY tips can often resolve minor clogs, some situations require professional assistance. If you're facing persistent clogs, foul odors, slow drainage, or any other plumbing issues, give us a call! Our experienced plumbers possess the expertise and advanced tools to diagnose and resolve complex plumbing problems efficiently.
If your drains are all clogged up, they will cause a tremendous nuisance at the very least. Your sinks, tubs, and toilets will run slowly, and in worst case scenarios, may even allow dirty sewage to flow back up the pipes and flood your home. To prevent these blockages from getting to this point of catastrophe, let our knowledgeable technicians powerfully clean out your drains.
With the innovative technique of hydro-jetting, we can thoroughly clear out your pipes by blasting shoots of pressurized water. Any dirt or build-up of grease, along with materials such as hair, sanitary products, or foreign objects like keys or toys will be completely removed. Even large tree roots can be cleared out, so they are no longer blocking the flow of your wastewater.
How Hydro Jetting Works
Those who are still new to the concept of hydro-jetting may wonder whether it is as effective as the old system of using snakes, augers, and cables. The great news is that hydro-jetting is even more powerful at removing tough clogs and has several other benefits as well.
Some of the benefits of hydro jetting include:
- Completely cleaned pipes, on account of the 4000-psi level of pressure that removes any blockage
- Absence of residue often left behind by traditional cleaning methods, which inevitably leads to new clogs
- Increased mobility and safety, especially for precarious or weaker older pipes
- Dramatic reduction of bacteria and microbes that are harmful to humans
- Increased affordability, particularly because pipes stay cleaner far longer after hydro-jetting
- More effectively working drains for an extended period of time, meaning fewer pipe replacements
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While there are certainly other plumbing companies in Spartanburg South Carolina, our team is one of the few that offers the powerful innovation of hydro-jetting, since many other enterprises simply do not have the resources or equipment to take advantage of this superior form of drain cleaning. Our team not only has the tools, but also the training and expertise to make your pipes clean and clear again. With our reliable technicians at CB Smith Plumbing, you can feel peace of mind knowing that your pipes will be safe and secure.
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