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Does My Drain Clog Require A Plumber?

March 28, 2023 | Blog

From time to time, homeowners face unexpected responsibilities such as coming across a clogged drain inside their home. When this happens, it may be hard to tell if you can fix the clog yourself or call someone for professional help.

Luckily, not all drain clogs require a plumber. If you’re a homeowner and you find yourself needing advice on how to fix a clog, Tim’s Southern Air is here for you! Whether you’re seeking advice on how to fix a small plumbing problem or need help from well-trained plumbers, we’re the plumbing company you can trust for your local Broussard drain cleaning services. Keep reading for DIY tips on how to quickly resolve your drain issue yourself!

What Causes Drains To Clog?

As mentioned briefly above, homeowners rely on their drains for everyday use, but we all experience unexpected problems, such as water having trouble going down a drain properly. It’s important to know why drains can become backed up. Knowing what causes your drain to clog means you’ll be able to work on preventing it from happening again in the future. Here are some reasons why drains clog up:

  • Hard water
  • Built up soap
  • Excessive hair
  • Skin flakes
  • Dirt
  • Excessive food waste

It’s important to take notes on what can accumulate inside the walls of your drain over time. It’s smart to avoid letting hair or dirt go down your drain because the plumbing system can’t handle it. In your kitchen, you should familiarize yourself with foods that aren’t safe to dispose of in your drain — compost or trash them instead!

Quick DIYs To Fix A Clogged Drain

We have DIY steps below for you to help you fix your drain situation. Trying to troubleshoot the issue yourself will not only save you money, but it could save you some time too!

Use Vinegar And Baking Soda

Stubborn clogs can be hard to fix, but this eco-friendly method can help you achieve a cleared-out drain in no time! We recommend mixing these two substances together and pouring the mixture slowly down your troubled drain — wait 15 minutes to work through the clog efficiently.

Cover The Drain Plug

After you’ve poured the mixture of vinegar and baking soda down your drain and you let it sit, we suggest covering the drain plug. While the drain is covered, it’ll make it easier for the mixture to do its job and help make your drain functional again.

Hot Water

We have another tip for you to try if the vinegar and baking soda method didn’t work like you wish it did! We recommend pouring hot water down your drain to help fight off any hard grime that is stuck inside your pipes.

As we suggest this option, we want to make it clear that the water isn’t boiling hot because this can harm your piping and drain. By avoiding this, you’ll steer clear of facing bigger repairs in the future.

Call For A Professional Plumber

After doing each DIY step above, take stock of your drains function. If you notice nothing seemed to clear away, don’t hesitate to reach out and give us a call. Sometimes certain clogs do need an expert to help fight them off. We want to help you with any of your plumbing needs to help make your life easier.

Other symptoms that indicate you’ll need to bring in the big guns include foul smells, deep blockages and materials backing up from your drains.

Rely On Broussard Drain Cleaning Services!

Do you think you need well-trained plumbers to help you with your clog or any other plumbing services? If so, Tim’s Southern Air is only a call away. Our plumbers are qualified to tackle any of your plumbing needs and want to help you achieve the comfort you deserve inside of your home. Rely on our efficient and fast plumbing services today!

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