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Drain Clearing FAQ

What are the common causes of clogged drains?

Common causes of clogged drains include hair, grease, soap scum, food particles, and foreign objects. In kitchens, grease and food particles are typical culprits, while in bathrooms, hair and soap scum are more common. Regular maintenance can help prevent these clogs.

How can I prevent my drains from clogging?

To prevent clogs, avoid pouring grease, coffee grounds, and food scraps down the kitchen sink. Use drain screens to catch hair and soap scum in the bathroom. Regularly flushing drains with hot water and a mixture of baking soda and vinegar can also help keep them clear.

What should I do if my drain is slow?

If your drain is slow, try using a plunger or a drain snake to remove the blockage. If this doesn’t work, it may be a sign of a more serious issue that requires professional attention. Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric offers expert drain clearing services to quickly resolve slow drains.

Are chemical drain cleaners safe to use?

Chemical drain cleaners can be harmful to your pipes and the environment. They often provide only a temporary fix and can cause damage if used frequently. It’s best to use natural methods or contact a professional for stubborn clogs. We use safe and effective methods to clear drains without damaging your plumbing.

How often should I have my drains professionally cleaned?

It’s a good idea to have your drains professionally cleaned once a year to prevent build-up and clogs. Regular cleaning helps maintain the health of your plumbing system and can prevent costly repairs in the future. Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric provides thorough drain cleaning services.

What are the signs that my main sewer line is clogged?

Signs of a clogged main sewer line include multiple slow or backed-up drains, gurgling sounds from your drains, and sewage smells in your home. If you notice these signs, it’s important to contact a professional immediately. Our team can quickly diagnose and clear main sewer line clogs.

Can tree roots cause drain clogs?

Yes, tree roots can infiltrate your sewer lines and cause severe clogs and damage. This is especially common in older homes with clay or cast iron pipes. We offer advanced root removal services and can inspect your pipes using camera technology to identify and resolve root intrusions.

What should I do if I have a recurring drain clog?

Recurring clogs can indicate a deeper issue within your plumbing system. It’s important to have a professional inspect your pipes to determine the cause. Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric can provide a thorough inspection and recommend the best solution to prevent future clogs.

How can hydro jetting help with drain cleaning?

Hydro jetting uses high-pressure water to clear out blockages and clean the inside of your pipes. It’s highly effective for removing stubborn clogs, grease build-up, and even tree roots. Our hydro jetting services can restore your pipes to like-new condition.

What are the benefits of professional drain cleaning?

Professional drain cleaning ensures thorough removal of clogs, improves drainage, prevents future blockages, and extends the life of your plumbing system. It also helps identify potential issues before they become major problems. Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric provides reliable and effective drain cleaning services to keep your plumbing in top shape.

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