Clogged drain service – act fast!

clogged drain service

A clogged drain can quickly become a nuisance and even a health hazard in your home or business. But when it comes to drain cleaning services, the internet is full of DIY solutions and remedies, to resolve minor clogs. However, in busy day-to-day life, how can you tell if it’s time for a drain cleaning service? When are simple household products or remedies not enough and your drain requires the attention of a professional? 

Here are some clues that it may be time to pick up the phone and do it fast! 

1. Your slow drain just won’t clear up!

An occasional slow drain is no reason for alarm. Your shower may need to be cleaned from that clump of hair that’s bunched up at the entrance of your drain and your kitchen drain may need a little extra cleaning. But if despite your best efforts to keep your drains clean, efficient draining is a struggle – it’s more than likely that there’s an issue deeper down your drain line. Even a minor clog somewhere in the depths of your drain can quickly grow and cause more severe damage, leaking, and cracking. To clear this up call a professional to inspect the situation and perform a thorough drain cleaning to prevent severe problems down the line (literally). 

2. Your drain won’t drain at all.

If your drain has gone on strike and refuses to drain at all – you most certainly have a clog on your hands. You may be tempted to grab a plunger and plunge away until the obstruction budges and while this may temporarily fix the situation – it’s all too likely that buildup is still in your drain and will clog up again within a matter of time. 

3. Your drain clogs up on a regular basis.

If your drain clogs up on a regular or frequent basis, the issue could be more severe than your leftover dinner scraps sticking around. Recurring drain clogs could mean that the pipes in your are old and corroding. It could mean that your pipes are rusty or clogged by years of mineral buildup from hard water. Deposits such as limescale can be dangerous for your plumbing system. If limescale successfully blocks your pipes completely, you may be forced to replace the drain pipes altogether.

4. Your drain makes funk noises.

Your plumbing system can make many different sounds and each of them points to a different issue. The sound associated with draining issues is gurgling. For example, a main sewer line clog creates negative pressure which pushes air back up through your drains, instead of letting it flow through, resulting in gurgling noises. Sewer line clogs are more severe than drain clogs and require immediate attention, as they have the potential to pose serious health hazards.  

5. Drain flies moved in. 

Drain flies, or sewer gnats, breed in drains that have been contaminated with sewage. So if you find drain flies in your bathroom or near your drain, you might have a bigger problem than some uninvited tenants. Drain flies are small and grey, they do not bite or sting but they can spread bacteria. The most effective method of evictioning these intruders is to destroy the breeding grounds with a thorough drain cleaning service. 

Keeping your drains clean and well maintained will ensure that they continue working efficiently and prevent frequent clogs. Though there are daily steps you can take to keep your drains clean, having your drains cleaned professionally at least once a year will allow you to address potential problems not visible to the eye, saving you a hassle and money in the future. Here at VIP Sewer and Drain Services, we specialize in drain maintenance and repair, and for plumbing emergencies we’re available to assist you 24/7!

If you have any emergency plumbing need, simply call our 24 hour emergency service line


•• A Message to Our Customers About COVID-19

Your family’s comfort and safety are our team’s most important focus. In our area and around the country, public health and safety is on everyone’s mind. We would like to do our part to ease any concerns you may have.
Here are some precautions that we are taking at VIP Sewer and Drain Services in order to continue to provide you with the best service:
Our employees are like family. We allow everyone ample time off work to care for themselves and their families in a time of illness. So, rest assured that we would NEVER send an ill technician to your home.

As part of our normal routine, all of our technicians wear shoe covers to keep your home clean and prevent any outside contaminants from entering your home. We are now making sure our technicians are wearing mask, and gloves before entering your home.
Our plumbers will also respect your space and keep a safe distance while working at your home or business.

When you call in, our office staff will be asking if anyone in the home has a fever, been diagnosed or had exposure to the virus. We need to know so that we can be proactive with our team’s response and level of protection.
We are giving our team members facts about COVID-19 and reminding them to follow simple, but effective steps to keep them safe such as frequent hand washing.

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