Reichelt Plumbing helps keep drains clean in Olympia Fields, IL. Have you ever had a drain problem in your home? If you have, then you know how important it is to take care of the drains in your residential or commercial property. For those of you who may not have experienced a clogged drain, Reichelt Plumbing can assure you, it’s not pleasant. Shower drain clogs allow water to build up in the tub, so when your child comes in covered in mud, their feet will be sloshing around in that muddy water because it fails to drain. Other drains might seem to drain, but they drain quite slowly and smell awful. Thankfully, Reichelt Plumbing is here with a few tips on taking care of your drains.
· If you already have a clog, you can try using a plunger. The sink must have a small amount of water in it, and you must press down directly over the drain, not at an angle. If this does not resolve the problem, you should contact a licensed plumber. We have the tools and equipment needed to assess the clog and provide alternatives for clearing the drain. We can also assess whether or not other plumbing problems exist.
· On the other hand, you may be looking to prevent such a clog. Preventative measures are always best, and drain guards are quite handy. They prevent hair and other debris from entering your pipes and creating clogs. These guards should be cleaned after every use to prevent buildup. You should also refrain from pouring grease of any kind down your drains. Grease solidifies and clogs drains and creates foul odors.
· Also, at least once a month (or more frequently for heavily used sinks), you can pour half a cup of baking soda down the drain followed by a cup of vinegar. This will cause the drain to bubble slightly but should dissolve the clog and freshen the smell of the drain. You can also pour a gallon of boiling water down infrequently used drains to help keep the drains clean and clear.
As with any DIY project, there are limitations to at-home remedies. If you have a more serious drain cleaning problem, these solutions will not correct it. Before beginning any at-home plumbing project, be sure to contact a plumbing expert at Reichelt Plumbing for expert advice and tips. At Reichelt Plumbing, we offer both residential plumbing services and commercial plumbing services. Locally owned and operated, we have been in business for over 25 years, and owe our longevity and success as a business to our unwavering commitment to satisfy all our customer demands in a timely fashion. For money saving tips, coupons, and testimonials, visit us on the web. And feel free to contact one of our friendly representatives with any questions or service needs.