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You call a plumber for many reasons including repairing burst pipes, installing new water appliances, and many others. But we often overlook a drain cleaning service, which allows for our water, sewer, and drain lines to be kept free of clogs and blockages.
A blocked or damaged sewer line can pose a serious health risk, and the people of Myrtle Beach, SC need to have somebody dependable to quickly restore things to normal. The plumbing company that they can depend on is Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach for any issue including a drain cleaning service in SC.
When Do You Need a Drain Cleaning Service?
There can be many instances when you could need a professional drain cleaning service and there are some signs that you should be on the lookout for.
Water is slowly draining from your sink, bathtub, or shower tray – if the water in your sink is taking longer and longer to drain, or you are experiencing water overlapping your feet while you are showering, you have a clog in your drain line. Unless it is removed safely during a drain cleaning service from Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach, it will continue to grow. It will at first start to slowly restrict the flow of wastewater eventually causing a complete blockage.
You hear gurgling noises as the water drains – as wastewater flows over the clog, small air bubbles are created, and this is the source of the gurgling sound that you hear. The only way to stop the sound is to remove the clogs with a drain cleaning service.
You see limescale forming – if you notice a hard crusty white material forming around the lips of your taps or covering the heating element of your electric kettle or water heater you have a limescale problem.
This problem is made worse if you live in an area with hard water. The limescale is deposited from minerals that are dissolved in water, leaving a hard insoluble solid. Any surface that water is in contact with will have these deposits, and limescale will gun up the workings of any water appliances or block any pipe.
Clogs keep recurring at first, it may be possible to remove smaller clogs by pouring chemicals down the drain line. But if they keep reoccurring the only safe option is to have a professional drain cleaning service in Myrtle Beach, SC.
In some cases, people overuse chemicals, and these can cause corrosion in the drain line and joints, especially if you have older pipework. If the clog or blockage were located far from the drain these chemicals may not even reach them and have little or no effect.
Dirty and smelly water gurgling back into your sink or toilet is a sure sign that you have a blockage or damage somewhere in your sewer line. This means that all the wastewater (including that flushed down the toilet) will back up into your home, as it has no way to reach the main sewer network.
That dirty water contains dangerous germs and bacteria and poses a serious health hazard for you and your family in SC. You need to call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach straight away. Our technicians carry specialist equipment, such as video cameras on the end of flexible tubing, which allows them to quickly find the location and the extent of any problem.
Nasty smells coming from your drains – the worse smells come from food trapped in the drain line or U-bend. They can be removed by using gentle chemicals, but this does not always work. You could try using a drain snake or even undo the U-bend itself.
U-bends are easier to take apart than to put back together properly without leaking, and this may be a job you want to leave to the experts at Benjamin Franklin.
Blocked Toilets are everyone’s nightmare, should a second flush fail to clear any blockage, you should be careful about repeated flushing. You do not what to clean up the mess after an overflow.
Remember, if your sewer line was blocked or damaged, no amount of flushing will remove that. We also advise you not to pour too many chemicals down the toilet either.
Again, if the sewer line is damaged in any way no amount of chemicals is going to fix that. Any chemicals that you do pour down the toilet are likely to end up over your floor in the event of an overflow.
Benjamin Franklin’s Advice to Prevent These Problems from Happening
Your sink is not a trash can – Be careful what you pour down your sink as many of us still pour warm grease, food, and coffee grinds down them. As the warm grease cools it will stick to the inside of the drain line. Further grease and food will attach, forming a clog.
As the clog grows, it slowly restricts the flow of water through the drain line, and if untreated the clog will finally block the line.
Your toilet is also not a trash can – but we often treat it as one. We at Benjamin Franklin find cigarette ends, cat little, sanitary towels, and even children’s toys blocking toilets. Only human waste, toilet tissue, water, and some gentle cleaner should go down a toilet. Anything else is not made to dissolve quickly in water and will eventually cause a blockage in SC.
Stopping limescale forming -to reduce the risk of limescale forming you may want to think about having a water softener installed. This will treat the incoming water supply before it enters your home.
Stop flushing your toilet to clear a blockage – this will only lead to an overflow. Call us for a professional drain cleaning service.
Use Bio-Ben because this is our specially designed septic product using microorganisms to safely eat away at clogs into your drain lines. You can banish clogs for good by regular use of this product.
Let Benjamin Franklin Plumbing do your Drain Cleaning Service in Myrtle Beach, SC
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach is the drain cleaning expert. But we don’t just clean drains, we provide a wide range of quality plumbing services at prices everyone can afford. We have highly trained technicians on hand 24/7 ready to respond to any plumbing emergency that you may have.