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The Truth About Slow Drains


the truth about slow drains and drain cleaning

In the plumbing world, slow drains can be the result of several underlying issues.


A slow drain is a clear sign that your drainage system could use a little TLC. Plumbing systems are a complicated mix of pipes, drains, filters, and ducts all helping to bring water in and out of your home. At Action Drain & Plumbing, we know that when your home or place of business runs into a plumbing issue, it turns your whole life upside down.


Anywhere water, wastewater, or waste drains in your home—from the kitchen sink and dishwasher to the laundry room washer and utility sink, to restroom showers, tubs, sinks, toilets and main sewer line —are areas that are susceptible to drainage issues.


The Causes of Slow Drains


Anything from excess food and grease, to things like lint and hard water, can cause pipe build-up and slow draining. As more buildup occurs, the space for water and wastewater to travel in gets smaller and smaller. With less room for water and debris to travel through, it will be forced to travel at a slower rate. Tree roots growing into your main sewer line will clog the main drain and cause backups into your home.


It is important to be mindful of what gets put down the drains in your home or commercial building. Don’t pour grease down your sink or garbage disposal - we get so many calls at Thanksgiving due to kitchen sinks clogged from grease! Be mindful of how close trees and vines are planted near your sewer line; large trees should be planted at least 6 feet away. If you already have well-established trees, an annual sewer line rooting might be a good idea.


Whatever the cause, our plumbing experts are available to service your bathroom, kitchen, floor, storm, sewer, or septic line draining issues. Plus, Action Drain & Plumbing offers High Pressure Hydro Jetting for drainage lines that have grease and sludge that a cable/cutter just won’t clear. Our technicians are ready night or day, we’re on our way to root out your main sewer line.


Request a quote or contact us for more information. Our Washington service area includes Spokane, Airway Heights, Deer Park, Cheney, Spangle, and Liberty Lake.


If you notice any leaks or water damage, you can always give Action Drain & Plumbing at 509-467-1717. We are available to service any drainage issues your home or commercial building may experience.

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