If drains handled clear water only, they’d work great all the time. But household drains are required to deal with soap, grease, hair, dirt and all sorts of items that can clog them up. The professionals at ARS®/Rescue Rooter® have the training and tools to handle any kind of drain-cleaning challenge to get all your drains cleaned and working properly.
The constant draining of grease, soap and food waste adds up to drains that run more slowly and clog over time. If you notice that your water is draining slower and slower, chances are a clog is starting to build and you should call an expert to help you locate and clear the drain quickly to avoid any unnecessary inconvenience to you and your family.
The most common culprit of a toilet malfunction is a clog. It is important to determine whether the toilet itself is clogged or if there could be a larger problem, such as an obstruction in the main sewer line or sludgy buildup. If the sink drains well, it is likely a toilet clog and you can try plunging to clear it. If the sink does not drain well, you should call a plumber to address the bigger issue. Toilets that require frequent plunging also need professional attention.
One thing to remember is that toilet paper is designed to disintegrate. Facial tissues and baby wipes or other products are not. These can cause toilet clogs. Another common issue is when children flush toys or objects. To avoid clogs, make sure that only items designed to be flushed are placed into the toilet.
Water should drain immediately when you’re showering and in just a few minutes after a bath. If it’s draining slowly, your tub or shower trap and drainpipe is likely clogged with soap and hair. A drain cleaning is necessary and a professional plumbing technician should be called.
Bathroom Sink Drains
Toothpaste, soap and grime can lead to slow draining and clogging. If you lose a piece of jewelry down the sink drain, don’t run any more water. Call your local ARS®/Rescue Rooter® professional, who should be able to retrieve the lost item without too much difficulty.
Laundry rooms, basements, garages, patios, driveways and even older bathrooms often have a drain to carry away water and prevent flooding. Usually they are equipped with a trap that should be filled with water to prevent odors and sewer gas from escaping.
Beware of supermarket drain-cleaning products—many of those products can be damaging to your pipes.
Call your local ARS®/Rescue Rooter® plumbing specialist at 866-399-2885 for expert help with your clogged toilet or sink, slow-draining shower or any related drain problem.