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What do I need to know about my home's drains?

Over time, drains can narrow. The constant flow of grease, soap, hair, food debris and other elements can build up along the walls of pipes and reduce their ability to conduct waste water. Sinks or tubs can be slow to drain or even exhibit foul smells. Unfortunately, the narrowing won’t go away on its own, and that’s when a homeowner needs the services of a professional drain cleaner.

Of course, there are also random clogs that can occur – a piece of food or a small toy can make it surprisingly far down a drain pipe. ABC can handle all of it for you.

What are the symptoms of a drain issue?

You'll likely notice water draining slowly from sinks, tubs or showers. Generally, water should leave all of these receptacles pretty quickly. If you see standing water while showering or water remaining in the sink for an extended period of time, that could indicate a problem. Foul smells are sometimes reported as well.

Are all drains susceptible?

Kitchen drains, bathroom sinks, shower & tub drains, toilets, and floor drains can all develop problems. The cause may vary, though. Shower & tub drains can collect hair, while kitchen sink drains can be more related to food items or grease and soap residue. That accidental drop of a piece of jewelry down the sink or a random item in the toilet can create problems too.

Does ABC clean drains?

We've got you covered from multiple angles.

In the case of a kitchen sink, food debris stuck just below the drain line is the issue. In that case, the licensed ABC plumber will simply disassemble the pipe immediately below the sink and remove the item, then re-configure the pipe.

Other times, something may make it further into the drain system, or even roots from a tree can grow into a pipe and obstruct it. In those cases, we may recommend a plumber’s ‘snake’ to be used to push or grind through the obstruction.

What does it cost to clean drains?

ABC does offer a $99 drain cleaning on a normal, daily basis. The price covers a clog being removed from one drain in the home. Multiple clogs would be at $99 each. Circumstances and clogs can vary, though, so ask your specialist for details.

I've heard the term hydro-jetter. What is that?

Sewer jetters, also known as hydro-jetters, are powerful drain cleaning machines that use high-pressure water jets to clear obstructions in residential and commercial drain pipes. The hydrojet is essentially a powerful nozzle capable of pushing out large amounts of water at very high pressure. The amount of pressure can be in the neighborhood of 35,000 psi.

The nozzle is pushed through the pipes, the powerful stream of water scours the inside of the pipe and removes any build up of grease, soap, oil, food debris, etc. obstructing the pipe and reducing the flow of water from the house. The pipes are essentially retuned to near new capacity. ABC’s licensed plumbers and drain cleaners are equipped with hydro-jetters and can quickly perform this service for you.