Sweetwater Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Drain Cleaning’

What NOT To Put Down Your Drains

Monday, March 7th, 2022

cleaning-drain-illustrationWe all need a little guidance now and then. But when it comes to guides, thinking about what does and doesn’t go down your drainpipe isn’t usually what you are on the hunt for. It is likely different guides like how to make a certain recipe or a how-to for a DIY home project. However, knowing what not to put down a drain can save you a lot of time and trouble down the road.

We are all about making our clients’ lives simple and easy. That is why we’ve created this guide so you can do everything possible to keep your drains clear and minimize your encounters with clogs. Read on to learn what not to put down your drain to prevent clogs…and then what to do if clogs do form.

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What You Should Know About Drain Cleaning

Monday, December 27th, 2021

drain-and-spoonYour drains go through a lot of hard work all year long. This time of year usually tends to be the hardest on this vital part of your plumbing system. There is a lot of extra use and a lot of extra food and an increased volume of wastewater to contend with. That is why it is more important than ever to make sure your drains are ready to do their job.

But how are you supposed to ensure that your drains are prepared for increased usage? We strongly advise making sure that everyone knows what not to try to wash down the drain first and foremost. Beyond that, a great way to prepare your plumbing is with drain cleaning in Pomona.

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Chemical Drain Cleaners Aren’t Your Friend

Monday, September 6th, 2021

bubbling-drainIt is one of the biggest annoyances that you can encounter. You are in the midst of making a meal and you notice that the kitchen sink starts to back up. Running the garbage disposal doesn’t help so it is time to take more effective measures. If your next step is to break out the chemical drain cleaner we’d like you to reconsider. This route is likely to leave you disappointed.

If you are struggling with stubborn clogs in the kitchen or in other drains in your home, there are better and more effective options than a chemical drain cleaner. Your best choice would be to reach out for a professional drain cleaning in Santa Ana provided by a trained plumber. Let us explain why.

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A Guide For What NOT To Put Down Your Drains

Monday, May 17th, 2021

bubbling-drainA clogged drain can be an incredible inconvenience. Whether it is a bathroom sink, the bathtub, or the kitchen sink, a clogged drain has the power to grind your whole day to a halt. You have to get it unclogged to use that sink and, if you need to use that sink too, it means you have to wait until things are fixed.

Like we said, clogged drains aren’t fun but they are preventable. There are plenty of things that the average person tries to wash down the drain that simply don’t go there! Knowing what not to put down your drain can save you a lot of headaches. And, if you still encounter clogs down the road, don’t stress-just reach out to us for drain cleaning in Pomona.

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The Stages of a Drain Clog

Monday, October 5th, 2020

water-down-drainDrains don’t always just stop up at any sudden moment. The truth is, it takes time to actually collect enough build-up in your drain to fully stop it up. It also stands to reason that you’d probably like to avoid getting to that stage. Thankfully there are some stages that you’ll notice before your drain completely backs up and there is a way to prevent it from completely clogging.

Even in the early stages of the creation of a drain clog, you will want to address the issues ASAP. Letting it worsen will just increase the time and effort it takes to get your drain cleared again. This is when having a good resource for drain cleaning in Ontario comes in handy

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Dealing With a Clogged Bathroom Drain

Monday, May 4th, 2020

drain-with-chain-plugStepping into your shower and finding that it to be partially filled with water already, even though the drain is un-plugged and it hasn’t been used since last night is a less than ideal situation, to say the least. The first reaction is going to be surprise and confusion, shortly followed by, most likely, a little bit of disgust because that pooling water has all the stuff you wanted to wash away!

After you step back out, change your plans for the day and rinse your feet off elsewhere, what is your next step? If it is to reach for a chemical drain cleaner, we urge you to reconsider. See, a clogged drain isn’t something that store-bought drain cleaner is going to fix in the long run, even if the packaging says it will. We can offer a long-term solution to your clogged bathroom drain.

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What’s That Smell? It Could Be a Clogged Drain

Monday, November 4th, 2019

water-down-drainNo one wants to smell the things that they flushed down the kitchen sink or one of their bathroom drains after it is out of sight. There are times though that these nasty scents seem to come back up the drain to haunt the house.

When this stinky event occurs you may wonder why. Do you need to clean your sink or toilet more often? The truth is that you likely have buildup forming in your drain, which can lead to a clog.

A clogged drain may sound like an easy fix but it is really something that needs to be addressed by a professional plumber. This is for the sake of the safety of your plumbing and we will explain why.

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Getting Rid of Drain Flies (Because You Definitely Want To!)

Monday, March 11th, 2019

drain-and-spoonYou may have had this happen to you before in your home, or maybe it’s happening now: small flies buzzing around the drains in your kitchen or in your bathroom. Although these flies don’t bite, they’re definitely unpleasant to have around and don’t exactly contribute to the alluring beauty of the interior of a house.

These flies are often known as drain flies or sink flies. They don’t belong to any individual species, and there are over 2600 different species found around the world. Most are tiny, with slightly furry bodies that make them look something like moths. As we mentioned before, they don’t bite humans and aren’t known to carry harmful diseases. But you definitely want these pests out of your home. How do you do that?

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Thanksgiving Plumbing Precautions

Monday, November 19th, 2018

thanksgiving-cornucopiaAsk any plumber what the busiest day of the year is for their business, and you’ll hear the same answer: “The day after Thanksgiving.” While most people think of this day as “Black Friday,” when special sales bring holiday shoppers flooding through the doors, for plumbers this is “Grease Friday,” when homeowners are dealing with the consequences of kitchen plumbing that couldn’t handle the chores of Thursday night’s feasting.

Although we’re glad to have your business, we know you don’t want to spend part of your holiday weekend calling a plumber in Fontana, CA to fix clogged drains. We want to help you avoid this sort of trouble, and we have a few steps and precautions to follow that will help make this Thanksgiving as trouble-free as possible. (Sorry we can’t help you with great turkey-cooking tips!)

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Drain Cleaning in the Fall Is Highly Recommended!

Monday, November 5th, 2018

cleaning-drain-illustrationSouthern California isn’t at the mercy of seasonal extremes. We don’t have to give you advice about winterizing your home’s plumbing, and the problem of frozen pipes is nothing you’ll need to worry about.

But there are some seasonal jobs that can help your plumbing, and one of them is to schedule preventive drain cleaning for the house in fall—preferably before the end of November. You only have to call a professional plumber in Santa Ana, CA or elsewhere to arrange for the job. (Yes, this job takes professionals. Just pouring caustic chemical solutions down the drains won’t clean them, and it may damage them.)

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