Drain pipes carry water and waste material away from your home. You have drain pipes attached to your sinks, appliances like dishwashers and washing machines, the shower or bathtub, and your toilet. When any of these drains stop working, water and waste material can not leave the way it’s supposed to. This can mean you have a clogged sink. Your bathtub or shower may not drain. Dishwashers, washing machines, and toilets can get backed up and overflow. When this happens, plumbers in NYC provide drain cleaning.
Drain cleaning removes whatever materials have clogged your drain pipe and caused it to stop working. Clogs can form for several reasons, including inappropriate materials being flushed down the drain, or damage to the pipe itself. If you have a recurring clog, or have pipes that are always getting clogged, your NYC plumber can help you identify the cause of your clog. If the clog is caused by damaged drain pipes, or you have tree root damage to drainage pipes, repairs may be needed. That being said, most clogged drains can be resolved with drain cleaning by plumbers in NYC.
You don’t have to wait until your drains stop working to have them cleaned. If your drains have started working slowly – it takes longer than usual for sinks and tubs to drain – it’s a good idea to have your drains cleaned. The typical New York family will need to have their drains cleaned every year or two for best results.
There are ways you can prevent your drains from getting clogged as often. In the kitchen, be mindful of the amount of grease you put down the drain. Whether it’s vegetable oil or bacon fat, grease accrues particulate matter to it and is sticky: this means the grease will cling to the inside of your pipes, gathering bits of food garbage or grime as they pass by, slowly becoming a larger and larger clog. Drain cleaning removes this mess – which generally doesn’t smell good! – from your home for you.