A clean drain is the only proactive way to beat drainage system backups and blockages.
Sometimes drain issues are simple to fix but they can also be a precursor to a much larger problem. Your drainage system is an important aspect of your entire house—it includes plumbing related to your kitchen, laundry, and restrooms—and involves an interconnected network of pipes and shafts.
In order for your wastewater to flow where it needs to go, each section of drainage pipe should be clear and clean. Most homeowners opt for common drain cleaners, but not all drain cleaners are the same. In fact, some store-bought cleaning solutions include highly toxic chemicals that ultimately end up in the water supply and cause damage to the environment.
At Action Drain & Plumbing, we recommend BioOne—an easy-to-use drain cleaning solution. To use BioOne, you simply pour the measured amount in the top of the bottle down your drain (preferably at night when drains won’t be run). BioOne is an EPA recognized organic bacterial drain and septic cleaner. We always have BioOne available in our service vehicles for homeowners to purchase. We believe in its power to effectively break apart or dissolve drain clogs and blockages.
DIY Drain Cleaning Tips
When you choose to DIY a drain clog, we suggest you start with a plunger. Plunging a clogged drain is the safest way to dislodge the clog. If plunging doesn’t do the trick, try breaking up the debris by sprinkling a half cup of baking soda followed by white vinegar into the drain. Let the mixture activate for a few minutes and then run water through the drain to see if the flow has improved. Consider incorporating this remedy into your house-cleaning plan periodically—even if your drain isn’t clogged, it’s a proactive way to breakdown pesky debris from within your drainage system.
Call the Professionals
If a DIY solution does not work for you, it is time to call in the Action Drain & Plumbing crew. When you experience recurring blockages, water or sewer backups, multiple drains are affected, or you don’t know what’s causing the issue, our crew will assess the drain(s) in question and work to solve the problem efficiently and effectively.
Action Drain & Plumbing is available to clean all drains from the kitchen sink to the sewer. We even offer a video camera drain and plumbing inspection service—a cost effective way to verify the problem area and locate blockages or damaged pipes.