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Seeing water slowly drain away in your sink is probably not one of your favorite pastimes, and it is one of those jobs you think you can put off until another time. But is not the solution easy, just pour some cleaning fluid down the sink and the problem goes away! Like most problems in life, the easy solution probably will not work out over the long term and could make matters worse. You have not dealt with the underlying cause of the problem.
Doing nothing is a bad idea, sooner or later, your drain is going to clog up completely and no water is going to flow down the pipes. Before the problem gets any worse, you need an experienced drain cleaning service of the kind offered by Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach.
We are Myrtle Beach, SC’s most trusted plumbing company, just see the number of five-star reviews we get online. We aim to fix most kinds of plumbing problems in a single visit. We are one phone call away and ready to help you 24 hours a day.
When Do You Need to Have a Professional Drain Cleaning Service?
Slower and slower draining sinks and bathtubs are a sign that you have a problem and need a professional drain cleaning service. If a toilet starts to clog up or even overflow, you have a serious health issue to cope with. This is a job for one of our professional technicians who will wear protective clothing to lessen the chance of infection. Everyone will likely need a professional drain cleaning service eventually, but you can prevent a small problem from turning into a dangerous one by being on the lookout for any warning signs.
Your Toilet Keeps Clogging
Children will flush almost anything down a toilet. Our technicians have found most things from coins to plastic toys. No amount of pouring chemicals down the toilet will dissolve these guys. Innocent-looking items like wet-wipes and Kleenex tissues are major culprits for blocked toilets. These items are not designed to dissolve quickly in water and should not be put down the toilet.
We recommend that you should not put anything down a toilet, other than human waste, toilet paper, and gentle cleaning products. Overuse of harsh chemicals will corrode and damage the pipework and weaken joints and seals, as well as causing harm to the environment. If there is a blockage you should not keep re-flushing the toilet, as you run the risk of an overflow and all the nasty mess that entails. Doing nothing is a bad idea as any clog will build up and eventually cause a blockage. At the first sign of clogging, you should call Benjamin Franklin plumbing for a professional drain cleaning service.
Your Sink or Bathtub Started to Drain More and Slowly
What causes this problem in the first place? Well, it is due to clogs forming. Many people still pour warm grease down a sink, and as it cools it will stick to the sides of the pipework. Other items like food, soap, and even coffee grinds will attach to the greasy deposits and this material will build up over time. The pipes will get narrower and narrower and eventually no water will be able to flow. This problem is made worse in a hard water area as minerals in the water will form into insoluble scales adding to the build-up.
You need to call Benjamin Franklin plumbing for our professional drain cleaning service. The quicker you act the less danger there is of a complete blockage.
Permanent Standing Water in the Sink or Sinks
Having one clogged sink is bad enough but imagine that many sinks and bathtubs start to clog at the same time, and there is standing water in all of them. If the water is discolored and you can hear gurgling sounds or even smell sewage you have a real problem on your hands. These are signs that your sewer pipe is blocked or damaged. This is a real emergency, and you need a professional sewer drain cleaning service immediately.
Sewer pipes block for the same reasons as drains. Grease and other materials have built up and slowed down or stopped the flow of sewage out of your home. Damage could have occurred from tree roots or ground shifting. Usually, a blast of high-pressure water will clear any clog, but we need to be careful that it does not damage the pipework. Our technicians will use a small camera fitted on the end of a flexible wire to locate and inspect the region around the blockage for pipe damage. This inspection will determine what to do next.
Whatever the outcome one of Benjamin Franklin’s experienced team can advise you on the best course of action, whether to carry on with the cleaning or reline the existing pipe with a plastic coating and as a last resort replace them.
Regular Maintenance of Your Plumbing System
Problems can happen even in the best-maintained systems. But we at Benjamin Franklin plumbing strongly suggest that you have your plumbing system regularly checked. This is a quality service that we offer, and we can often pick-up problems early so there is no need for costly repair work.
Let Benjamin Franklin Deal with Your Plumbing Concerns
Benjamin Franklin of Myrtle Beach is the drain cleaning service experts in Myrtle Beach, SC, for both residential and commercial customers. Locating a clog and removing it carefully is a job for our highly trained technicians. It might be tempting to pour chemicals down a sink or blast away with a high-pressure jet, but serious damage could be caused to your existing pipework.
That is why you need a drain cleaning service from Benjamin Franklin of Myrtle Beach. We have many years’ experience in cleaning and unblocking drains. We are your one-stop destination for your plumbing needs and are on hand 24 hours a day. Get in touch with us now for free and helpful advice.