Drain Cleaning in Chesapeake
Your Local Drain Specialists
Clogged drains usually happen over a period of years, but that doesn’t make them any less challenging to deal with. When you are faced with a stubborn clog, having access to a reputable drain cleaning plumber makes all the difference in the world. At Performance Plumbing, Inc., we have been in business since 2001, and we are available 24 hours a day to tackle your stubborn drain clogs. Our work is guaranteed for at least 90 days in the Chesapeake area so you can feel confident when you put us in charge of your drain cleaning service.
A clogged drain shouldn’t end up ruining your day. When your drains are backed up, call Performance Plumbing, Inc. at (757) 300-0212 for fast, dependable service you can count on.
Signs It’s Time for Drain Cleaning
If you have a drain in your home, it’s quite obvious that you should call a Chesapeake drain cleaning company for help. However, the signs aren’t always that obvious.
If you notice smaller issues like the ones below, it is time to have the drains cleaned:
- A slow flushing toilet
- Standing water in the tub or shower before it completely drains
- Foul odors coming from drains around your house
The longer you leave these problems, the higher the likelihood of having a complete blockage, messy cleanup, and serious disruption to your day. If your home seems prone to clogged drains, making some adjustments on what you allow to be washed down the drains should help keep them clear and prevent future clogs.
Common Causes of Clogged Drains
Sometimes clogged drains are caused by user error, like rinsing too much food down a garbage disposal or accidentally flushing a foreign object. If you take pretty good care of your drains but are still experiencing frequent backups, your problem may actually not be your drains, but your sewer lines. Damaged pipes or blockages deep within your plumbing system could be the culprit. When you call Performance Plumbing, we can accurately diagnose the problem, pinpoint the source, and get to work on the right solution for your needs.
Clogged drains are commonly caused by:
- Buildup of oil, grease, and fats
- Buildup of hair or soap scum
- Flushing anything other than human waste & toilet paper
- Sewer line damage from tree root intrusion or corrosion
How to Prevent Drain Clogs
One of the most effective ways to prevent drain clogs and minimize the need for drain cleaning is to regularly maintain your drains. Here are some simple tips to keep your drains clear:
- Use a hair trap over the drain in your bath tub or shower. This is a very inexpensive solution that can save you from a massive clog.
- Don't treat your toilet or garbage disposal like a trash can. When in doubt, throw it out — in a garbage can, not down your drain.
- Never flush "flushable" wipes. Although manufacturers claim they are safe, they don't break down as quickly as toilet paper and can easily clog sewer lines
Benefits of Hiring a Professional Drain Cleaning Company
Using your plunger or pouring chemical drain cleaners into your drains can often yield temporary results but bringing in a professional always makes more sense. Plungers work well for mildly clogged sinks or toilets, but chemical drain cleaning products can actually weaken your pipes over time.
When you schedule regular drain cleaning service with a professional company, you can rest easy knowing any serious clogs will be taken care of before they have a chance to make a negative impact. Professional drain cleaning companies have the tools, the experience, and the troubleshooting capabilities to handle anything your drains can throw at them.
If you have a drain clog in your home and need some professional assistance, call (757) 300-0212 today. We will send our Chesapeake drain cleaning experts for quality service at a competitive price.