Is your drain clogged? Clogged drains can put a cloud over anyone’s day, especially if you the problem occurs in the morning and you’re already running late. No one needs an over-flowing shower or clogged kitchen sink at 7 am. It’s the last thing you want to deal with, so let us handle it for you.
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If you’re looking for a highly-qualified drain cleaning service in San Antonio, call us today on 210-293-6700. Jon Wayne Service Company is ready to help with all of your drain needs. Our friendly, professional servicemen will greet you with a smile and will stay until they have done the job right and you are satisfied. We offer fast, same-day service and up front, no-risk pricing.
What do I do when I Have a Clogged Drain?
Clogged drains can be a major nuisance. They can appear out of nowhere and at the worst possible time. While there is the occasional kid’s toy that finds its way down the drain, most drain problems are the result of a slow accumulation of deposits. Below are some helpful tips to getting the drain flowing again:
Clean the drain cover. Removing and thoroughly cleaning the drain cover can take care of mineral deposits that may be building up.
Pull the clog out of the drain. Use a tool, such as a drain snake, to pull debris out of the drain.
Flush the clog out of the drain. Try a home-made baking soda/vinegar mixture or a commercial clog removal chemical.
There are differing opinions on which method is better, but it comes down to personal preference and the type of plumbing you are dealing with. It’s always best to consult the owner’s manual of any fixture or contact a professional for advice.
How Often Does the Drain need to be Cleaned?
With any piece of equipment or fixture, the more it is used, the more it should be cleaned and maintained. The same goes for your drains. Over time, drains and drain pipes can get clogged with a build-up of dirt, grease, soap scum, hair, and mineral deposits. Making a habit of using hair catchers for the shower drain and other catchers or plugs for the kitchen sink could save you time and grief. It’s best to have the drains cleaned as soon as a decrease in flow is noticed. Catching it early can save a lot of time and grief down the road.
What is a Drain Snake and How Do You Use it?
A drain snake, or plumber’s snake, is a flexible metal cord that can be fed through the drain and then wound back up to collect hair and other large objects that are caught in the drain. The drain snake is used by pushing down on the handle and turning the crank to feed the cord through the drain. When it’s time to wind the cord back up, simply pull on the handle and wind the crank. It’s always important to use the correct drain snake for the type of drain being cleaned. Using the wrong size can cause damage to pipes and fixtures and can make a clog worse by lodging the object deeper down the drain.
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