Learning About HVAC Equipment

3 Times You Should Call A Residential Plumber To Deal With Your Clogged Drain

Clogged or slow-running drains are among the most common plumbing problems that homeowners will experience. In many cases, this common plumbing problem can be handled on a do-it-yourself basis using a plunger, drain snake, or clog-removing chemicals. However, there are some situations in which you should skip these do-it-yourself methods and reach out to a residential plumber for help instead. Continue reading to learn more about these three situations in which the services of a residential plumber may be required.

#1: The Problem Is Effecting Multiple Drains 

Issues such as hair clogs and buildup that cause a drain to run slowly or not at all will only impact the single drain where this buildup is located. If you are experiencing problems with multiple drains, there is always a chance that each of these drains has buildup, but there is also a very real possibility that the problem is the result of an issue such as tree roots growing into your main drain pipe. In order to rule out these more serious problems, you should always contact a residential plumber when you have multiple drains that appear clogged.

#2: There Is A Solid Object Stuck In Your Drain

If your drain is clogged as a result of a solid object that was flushed down the drain, you will want to avoid trying to remove this item on your own. This is very important since attempting to remove items such as a child's toy without the proper equipment can result in serious damage to your plumbing. You can also end up pushing this item even further into the pipe if you attempt this job on your own. That is why this is a job that is always best to leave to the professionals.

#3: Sewage Is Backing Up Into Your Home

If your drain is not only failing to allow water to go down but is also allowing water or sewage to back up into your home, this can be a sign of a very serious problem such as a failing septic tank or a blockage in your sewer line. If you have a drain that is backing up into your home, you will want to reach out to a plumber right away. This remains true regardless of what time of day or night you discover this problem. If this issue occurs outside of normal business hours you will need to reach out to an emergency plumber to get the repairs that you need. 

About Me

Learning About HVAC Equipment

Welcome to my site. My name is Rodney Roja. I am excited to share my knowledge about furnaces and air conditioners on this site. Gone are the days of huddling around the fire to keep warm or relaxing in the shade to cool off. Instead, we have tons of interesting gadgets that put our home at an ideal temperature throughout the year. I want to talk about technological advancements developed for this equipment. I will also explore installation techniques, including hardware and placement. I hope you will be able to use the information on my site to upgrade your HVAC system in your home. Please visit my site often to learn all you can before starting your next heating or air conditioning project.