No matter where they occur, drain clogs in your home can cause you no end of aggravation. From a tub that takes forever to drain to the rapidly rising water level in a blocked toilet, drain clogs can quickly move from a minor annoyance to a serious threat to your home’s interior. When you’re having trouble with your drains, you need a plumbing contractor you can trust.
Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling has been unstopping clogged drains in Marion since 1969, and during that time we’ve remained dedicated to helping our customers solve all their plumbing issues. We care about the homeowners in Marion, and we’re devoted to providing them the unmatched craftsmanship and customer service they’ve come to expect from Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling.
Our plumbing technicians are all fully trained, licensed, and insured, and we make sure every member of our team understands the importance of customer service. Our technicians will not only show up on time, they’ll treat you with courtesy and respect. With the experience gained from helping thousands of Marion homeowners with their plumbing problems, our technicians have seen it all, and you can rest assured they’ll take care of your plumbing system as well.
Your home has several different drains, from your sink and bathtub to the sewer line that connects your home to the sewer system. The signs that your drains are clogged are usually similar and include slow drains, unpleasant smells, and drains backing up into your home. However, the causes of those clogs can vary widely. Here are some of the most common causes drains become clogged:
The most common clog in bathroom sinks, showers, and tubs, hair can mix with soap residue and other substances to form surprisingly dense clogs, which can block water from draining. While these can be reduced with hair catchers, clogs are still possible.
The biggest culprit in kitchen sink clogs is cooking grease. While it may be a liquid when hot, it solidifies quickly, adhering to the sides of your pipe. Not only does this narrow your drain, but it also attracts additional debris, which can eventually completely block your drain.
The other factor is your garbage disposal. Many homeowners put all food waste down the disposal, which will usually end up quickly clogging your disposal. Instead, only use your garbage disposal to grind food particles that get washed off of your dishes, disposing of the rest of your food waste in a compost pile or the garbage.
The only items that should be flushed down the toilet are human waste and toilet paper, which is specifically manufactured to dissolve quickly in the sewer system. Flushing paper towels, floss, feminine hygiene products, or wipes can create clogs deep in your toilet, which can be very difficult to clear.
If your home has hard water, you may develop scale on the inside of your pipes. This scale, made up of minerals like calcium and magnesium, can restrict the flow of water through your pipes, making it increasingly likely that the water flow will become blocked. Without water softening, your plumbing will likely be irreparably damaged.
It’s not uncommon for tree roots to infiltrate sewer lines as they run under your lawn. Once the roots penetrate your sewer drain, the wastewater inside provides a fertilizer boost to the roots, and they can quickly grow so large that they block the entire line.
Although many homeowners try to fix drain clogs with harsh chemicals or objects like wire hangers, it’s more likely you’ll damage your plumbing than fix the problem. Instead, Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling offers professional clogged drain services, using specialized training and equipment to clear your blocked drains.
Our technicians can use mechanical snakes to power through drain clogs in sinks and toilets, and they also have drain cameras to inspect blockages further down the line. We can also provide drain cleaning services, which will not only clear blockages but help future clogs from forming.
For more than 50 years, our technicians have been providing Marion clogged drain repair services, from minor blockages to the most difficult, hard-to-reach clogs. For our team, we’re happy to serve our community in any way we can. When you need help clearing your drains, contact the experts at Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling today.