Suburban Chicago Plumbing Experts Answer Drain Cleaning FAQs
Q: Clogged drains are seriously annoying! Is there a way I can prevent them from happening in my home?
A: You can certainly try. First, fill up kitchen sinks and laundry tub lines with hot water and let it drain. This will allow the pipe to fill with water instead of just hitting the bottom of the line. It also pushes any blockage causing debris out of the main line. Hopefully, this will keep you clog-free, but if you realize those clogs just won’t leave you alone, you may have a bigger problem. Contact Lake Cook Plumbing and we’ll clear your line completely!
Q. Should I be doing anything to regularly treat my drains and decrease my risk of a clog?
A. If you are referring to using harsh, acidic chemicals to clear your drain clogs then we’d have to say no. They may serve as a temporary fix, but they can do some serious damage to your plumbing. And, they can ultimately cause more problems than they solve for your drain line in the long run. Your best bet in terms of decreasing the chances you’ll have a clog is to call our experts and set up a preventative maintenance appointment.
Q. I’ve had a tree root problem in the past. Why do they go after my line, and what can I do to prevent them from getting in?
A. Trees need three main things to survive – nutrients, oxygen, and water. And it just so happens that your sewer line houses all three, so it’s almost no surprise that these roots will eventually become attracted to your plumbing. It doesn’t matter how small the break in your line is, either. They will find their way in, grow, and expand until they clog your drains right up. This is typically the worst type of clog we see , as it results in slow moving drains and total blockage of your plumbing fixtures. You’ll know you have a tree root infiltration if there’s a bad sewer back up in your home. And, once you have confirmed you have this problem, your best option would be to call in one of our drain cleaning professionals. We will not only clear your drains, but we’ll discuss our preventative maintenance plan so you can be root-free in the future. This plan will save you time and money, while also preventing those messy sewer back ups in the future.
If you have more drain cleaning questions, don’t hesitate to call our experts at Lake Cook Plumbing today!