The basic function of your drains is to collect and carry all used water and waste materials from the various fixtures throughout your plumbing system.
For instance, if you did not have a drain in your shower, the used water, soap, shampoo, shaving cream, and all other health and beauty products would simply fall through a hole in the floor and onto the ground underneath the building.
Obviously, this would not be sanitary and could prove disastrous for the foundation of your Bedford area home or commercial building.
Staying informed and involved with how the drains in your Bedford plumbing system could develop a drain cleaning or clogged drain repair need, is the first step to properly maintaining your system.
- Bathroom fixtures develop clogged drains from hair. Easily the most likely cause for most bathroom fixtures developing clogged drains is a blockage of hair mixed with soap scum. These items go down the drain just fine, but combine and dry out in the drain to form a cement-like material
- Kitchen sinks develop clogged drains from food. Both residential and commercial drain systems can develop clogs due to a buildup of food particles. The kitchen drain(s) of your home or business are tasked with rinsing food from dishes several times throughout the day, and a food clog can easily develop over time.
- All fixtures can develop clogged drains from foreign objects. It does happen occasionally that a foreign object such as a toy will get flushed down a drain. However, the more likely cause of these clogged drains is non-flushable paper products being forced down the toilet
We have the specialized equipment and training necessary to address all types of clogged drain repair needs.
Call SWAT today to make your drain cleaning appointment! If you have a clogged drain emergency – we are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to help!
- Invest in covers for your bathroom drains. You can purchase drain covers from your local home improvement store. They are relatively inexpensive and can prevent a stubborn drain clog of hair and soap scum from forming in your bathroom drains.
- Be kind to your kitchen drains. Do not pour oil, grease, or animal fat into the drain or garbage disposal of your kitchen sinks. This is a surefire way to bring the flow of water through your drain to a complete standstill. Having a kitchen sink full of used water and decaying food particles is highly unsanitary – you don’t want this in your kitchen
- Make use of your hot water. In the kitchen drain, it is common for food particles to adhere to the inside walls of the drain pipes. Over time, this will lead to a drain clog and stop the flow of water.
You can help to minimize this by running a bit of hot water after you use your drain or garbage disposal.
The drains are an integral part of your plumbing system and crucial to everything working properly.
In fact, if there is a clog in just one of your drains, it could cause the entire plumbing system to stop working!
This interruption in productivity is unacceptable and could cause serious problems for your home or business.
The licensed and professional plumbers at SWAT Plumbing of Bedford have years of experience dealing with a wide variety of slow-moving or clogged drain issues. No matter what your needs are – we can help! Give us a call today!