Expert Drain Cleaning Service in Honolulu, Kapolei & Entire Oahu Island, HI
If your tub or sink fails to drain, the result may be a mess in your home. If you don’t catch a clog promptly, the fixture may overflow, leading to property damage. At Emergency Plumbing & Solar, we’ve seen this all too often. Let us help you avoid trouble!
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Drain Cleaning Process
We’ve been clearing drains for a long time now. As such, we’ve learned all the industry tricks and techniques needed to clean a pipe properly. The issue is not always as simple as a mess of hair or food down the kitchen sink drain. We recommend that you avoid making a larger mess by trying to clear the drain yourself. Using the latest tools and equipment, our technicians will have your drain cleared in no time.
Commercial Drain Cleaning Services
If your business relies on a functioning drain, a persistent clog is typically more troublesome and stressful. Don’t let that be the case. Our experienced plumbers specialize in commercial drain cleaning service. Just give us a call. We will dispatch a plumber promptly to handle the issue quickly, efficiently and professionally so you can focus on your business.
Residential Drain Cleaning Services
Your home’s plumbing system is crucial. It runs like veins through your home and keeps everything running correctly. While a clog may not seem like a big deal, it can actually be the start of a larger issue that can affect the entire plumbing and sewer system. Residential drain cleaning services will not only clear the clog, but ensure that there is not any additional damage anywhere in the plumbing infrastructure. Emergency Plumbing & Solar will send a professional plumber and your clog will be gone in no time!
Signs You Need Drain Cleaning
If you have a clog, you’ll notice several telltale signs that you need a your drain cleaned, including:
- The sink is slow to drain, or doesn’t drain at all. This is the most common sign.
- A strong odor emanating from the drain itself. Stagnant water and foreign substances will result in a smelly situation.
- Unusual noises. A clogged drain may pop, crackle, or gurgle where it otherwise would not.
None of these are things you want to deal with in your home or business. Eradicate the source of the problem by calling a professional plumber.
Common Drain Problems
We have seen it all. The most common drainage issues we see are:
- A foreign object or substance lodged in the pipes.
- In the kitchen, you are most likely to find a buildup of grease or food particles.
- Plastic pieces or small children’s toys
Have you ever lost a piece of precious jewelry down the drain, only to have it clog up and make the situation even more stressful? We’ve all been there. Get help immediately- give us a call.
Preventing Clogged Drains
Preventing clogged drains is simple: take the extra minutes to protect your drain from items that will clog or damage the pipes. Prevent clogged drains by:
- In the kitchen, make sure to insert your drain traps before doing dishes. This will keep food pieces out of the drain and make for a much easier clean up.
- In the bathroom, only flush paper products designed for the plumbing system. Do not flush feminine products, plastics, wipes, or any other foreign object.
Hydro Jetting is the latest technique designed to remove a clog quickly and easily. Using a high-pressure blast of water, the clog is eliminated from the pipes in one swift move. It is especially useful for a stubborn clog or when eliminating a larger object stuck in the pipe. Do not attempt this method on your own, as professional plumbers are trained to operate this special tool without damaging the rest of the plumbing system. We provide quality hydro jetting services in Honolulu, Kapolei & the entire Oahu Island, HI. Call us today!
How Often Should House Drains be Cleaned?
The frequency with which your house drains need to be cleaned can vary depending on several factors, including the type of pipes in your home, the amount of use, and the type of waste being drained. Here are some general guidelines to help you determine how often your drains should be cleaned:
Preventive Maintenance: Regular preventive maintenance, such as using drain covers, can help prevent clogs and keep your drains running smoothly.
Frequency of Use: The more often you use a drain, the more often it should be cleaned. For example, the kitchen sink drain should be cleaned more frequently than the bathroom sink drain.
Type of Waste: Certain types of waste, such as grease, hair, and soap scum, can build up in your pipes and cause clogs. If you frequently flush these materials down your drains, they should be cleaned more often.
Age of Pipes: Old pipes are more likely to become clogged, so if your home has older pipes, it may be necessary to clean your drains more often.
Signs of Slow Drainage: If you notice that your drains are slow or backed up, it’s time to have them cleaned.
It’s a good idea to have your drains cleaned at least once a year. If you have a septic system, it should be pumped and inspected every three to five years to ensure that it is functioning properly.
Why You Shouldn’t Use Liquid Drain Cleaners?
While liquid drain cleaners may seem like a quick and easy solution to a clogged drain, they should actually be avoided for several reasons. Here are a few reasons why:
Harmful Chemicals: Liquid drain cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can damage pipes and be harmful to the environment. They can also irritate the skin and eyes and be toxic if ingested.
Corrosive Properties: The chemicals in liquid drain cleaners can be corrosive and cause damage to pipes over time, making the problem worse and potentially leading to costly repairs.
Limited Effectiveness: Liquid drain cleaners are often only effective in small clogs or slow-draining pipes. If you have a more serious clog, such as a buildup of grease, hair, or soap scum, a liquid drain cleaner is unlikely to be effective.
Potential for Backflow: If the drain cleaner does not completely clear the clog, it can backflow into your home and cause damage to your fixtures and floors.
Temporary Fix: Liquid drain cleaners may provide temporary relief from a clogged drain, but the clog will likely return, and you’ll have to repeat the process.