Clogged drains? Not a problem! C&W Plumbing is your drain cleaning and sewer expert. We offer a wide selection of clogged drain solutions and sewer line replacement options to suit your home’s needs. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to drainage problems. The expert technicians at C&W Plumbing use a range of techniques to detect and fix drain and sewer line problems, including:
We advise this detection method to determine the cause of your drain issues, like whether your drain line is affected by tree root growth or another issue. With a camera inspection, we can quickly locate and identify drainage issues, determine the scope of the problem, and develop a customized solution.
Our highly trained professional plumbers can quickly detect the presence and source of any dangerous sewer line gases that might be leaking into your home. The presence of sewer gases in the home presents a serious problem, because they typically include methane gas, which can cause explosions and even fatal asphyxiation. If you smell sewer gas in your home, contact a C & W Plumbing immediately.
For drains clogged with grease and soap or affected by troublesome tree roots, we use a rooter machine to clean up the drain lines and get them running freely again.
For badly clogged drains affected by heavy buildup of grease and grime, our hydrojetting service is the best solution. Hydrojetting uses high-pressure water to unclog your drains and clean out your pipes. It also comes with a great warranty!
Sewer line replacement
If your drain line is damaged and needs repairs, we’ll provide you with a written estimate of the repairs or replacement you need. For more information on sewer line repairs and installation, click here.
Financing Options with C&W Plumbing
C&W Plumbing partners with Synchrony to provide financing for purchases, repairs, and installations. Financing options range from 6 to 36 months. For your peace of mind, we also offer a labor and materials warranty.
Call C&W Plumbing Today for Expert Drain Cleaning Services
If you have a clogged drain or sewer line, you have the kind of problem that needs solving quickly. Left alone, these issues have the potential to cause water damage and further problems in the future, so prompt attention is important. Call C&W Plumbing today, and we’ll send one of our experienced, licensed plumbers out to inspect your drain and get to the root of your problem.
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When Do You Need a Plumber’s Help for a Clogged Drain?
What if you have a blockage that just won’t clear or one drain that keeps clogging over and over again? A clogged drain is typically a simple problem to fix, but sometimes a drain that constantly clogs is an indication of a bigger problem. If your drain is still clogged after plunging and other home methods—or if the drain gets clogged over and over again—it’s time to call in some help. Unclogging a drain usually doesn’t disrupt your home. Most of the time a drain cleaning can be completed in an hour or less.
How Can a Homeowner Clear a Clogged Drain?
Luckily, it’s easy for homeowners to quickly and inexpensively clear many clogged drains themselves. Below is a list of DIY solutions:
- Try running the hot water tap for a few minutes. For minor clogs, this is sometimes enough to get the drain working again. Note: Do not use boiling water, as this can fracture china fixtures and cause shrinkage of plastic pipes and fixtures.
- A standard plunger for a sink or shower drain or a flange plunger for a toilet will often get the offending drain flowing freely again.
- If plunging doesn’t work, try a plumber’s snake or a product such as a Zip-it™. The Zip-it is an inexpensive barbed plastic device that is inserted into a clogged drain and can help you fish matter that’s preventing the drain from emptying. It works the same way as a plumber’s snake, but it’s disposable and costs only a few dollars.
- If you’re handy with a pipe wrench, try clearing the sink trap. Turn off the water, place a bucket under the sink, then carefully open up the trap. Remove the clogged material, then rinse the trap in hot (not boiling) water.
- A household drain cleaner can be effective. Remember, once you pour cleaner down the drain, don’t attempt any other drain cleaning methods. It’s best to avoid using harsh chemical cleaners whenever possible, as relying on these to fix clogs can lead to corroded pipes in the long run.
Once the drain is clear and flowing freely, it should stay that way, provided you use a few simple preventative measures.
How Can You Prevent Clogged Drains?
There are several things you can do to reduce the chances of drains getting clogged.
- In the shower or bath, use a mesh screen to catch hair before it gets into the drain. Just fit it in the drain before washing, and remove it and discard the hair when you’re done. Be mindful of what you let down your drains. Even if you have a garbage disposal, it’s best to avoid putting lots of solids and greasy or sticky substances down the drain. In particular, avoid grease and fat, coffee grounds, bones, egg shells, breads, rice, pasta, and gum in the kitchen sink. Also avoid things like paper towels, baby wipes, cotton balls and swabs, and cat litter.
- Use a non-corrosive, environmentally friendly drain cleaner once a month on all the drains in your home.
- If you have a garbage disposal, clean it once a month by grinding up ice and table salt. Run the cold water for a couple of minutes, then cut up a lemon or lime, and toss it in to grind up and deodorize.
What Are the Warning Signs of a Sewer Line Problem?
As with a clogged drain, there are usually some noticeable signs that your sewer line is clogged or running slowly. The most common warning signs include:
- A gurgling sound in the drains or toilet, often heard when the toilet is flushed
- Water backs up in the toilet or out of one or more drains. Note: If the problem is isolated to the kitchen or bathroom, it’s usually a secondary line that’s the problem. If backups occur in all drains, it’s more likely to be the main sewer line.
- Sewage odors
- Sometimes if a main sewer line is clogged, there are no warning signs, and the first moment you get an idea is when water or sewage starts backing up in the drains.
Whether you have early warning signs or an actual backup of sewage in the drains, call a plumber for drain cleaning immediately. In the meantime, discontinue any water use.
What Causes Sewer Line Problems?
A common cause of sewer line problems is growing tree roots that twist around the lines and even penetrate the pipes. This is a particularly common cause in older homes, which are more likely to be near trees with extensive root growth. Another possible cause are items such as paper towels, feminine hygiene products, and thick toilet paper can become stuck in a sewer line and cause a clog.
Will Insurance Cover the Costs of Drain Cleaning and Repair?
Most insurance policies specifically exclude or restrict damage caused by backed-up drains and sewer lines, which means that backup from things like floor drains, sinks, and toilets are excluded. The main reason for this is that water and sewer systems need periodic maintenance to keep them in working order, and damage caused by water backup is mostly preventable with regular maintenance and prompt repair when it’s needed. Some insurance carriers do sell additional insurance to cover damage due to drain and sewer line backup, but it’s not included in most standard homeowner’s insurance policies.