The Beginner’s Guide to Drains: How and When to Clean Your Drains.

The Beginner’s Guide to Drains: How and When to Clean Your Drains.

You may not think about it often, but your drains are just like any other part of your home that needs a little cleaning now and then. This blog post will discuss how to clean residential drains and when you should do so in order to prevent clogs or repair issues.

Cleaning drains should be left to the professionals with the right equipment and experience, but as a homeowner who is willing to take on some of these  responsibilities for their own home there are steps you can take to keep your drains clean.

A few of these easy steps include:  -Running water or any other liquid down the drain every so often in order to prevent clogs from forming due to debris; -Using chemicals to clear clogs, but only after consulting with a professional.

Keeping hair and other debris away from the drain; and using metal traps on outside drains in order to keep animals out of your pipes.

5 Answers to your drain cleaning questions

  1. What are residential drain cleaning services?

Residential drain cleaning services are typically serviced by a professional who will inspect your drains and pipes, and clean them using a powerful water jetting system with tools like hydro-jetters, or use chemical treatments to dissolve the clogs. The process can be completed in as little as one hour for residential projects.

  1. Why do I need to clean my drains?

To keep drains from clogging up with food and grime, which can lead to a health issue. Clogged kitchens are the most common type of blockage homeowners deal with, but bathroom sinks often get backed up too when hair is not regularly removed from the drain or shower head in order to prevent clogs.

  1. How often should I have them cleaned?

A professional drain cleaning service can be an annual, semi-annual or quarterly service; it all depends on the type of pipes and drains you have. If your home is prone to clogs, then a more frequent visit may be necessary

  1. Who provides these services and how much does it cost?

There are many companies that provide drain cleaning services; prices vary based on the size of your property and the type of service needed. A residential project can cost as little as $125, a commercial one for $250-500 depending on square footage, but at the Sewer Surgeon you will only pay $60 for residential drain cleaning services.

  1. What can happen if you don’t get your drains cleaned regularly.

If you don’t clean your drains regularly, it can lead to a backup and flooding of sewage or other debris. This can create an unsanitary environment that leads to bacterial infections and disease.

The Sewer Surgeon in Glendora CA.

It can be frustrating, and it doesn’t have to be. The Sewer Surgeon is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take care of your plumbing needs. We offer residential services at affordable prices with no overtime charges or hidden fees. Our team has been serving the community for over 10 years and we are fully licensed and insured.

If you want to avoid the hassle of dealing with an overflowing toilet or slow-running sink, give us a call today! We will come out right away and fix any problem you might have without charging extra for weekends or late night calls. 

Visit the Sewer Surgeon at to schedule an appointment with one of our professional drain cleaning plumbers!

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