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Clogged Drain Slowing You Down?

Clogged drains are one of the most common residential plumbing problems. Whether it’s a kitchen sink that won’t clear, a shower with standing water, or a dishwasher that stops mid-cycle, clogged drains slow you down and can create a costly mess.

Getting your drains flowing again can be a quick fix. But sometimes the issue is more serious and requires the help of a skilled plumber. That’s why if your water isn’t draining the way it should, it’s important to get it looked at right away.

Think you need professional drain or pipe repair? Call on Reliance® Today!

 

Looking for a Plumber?

When you’re looking for a plumber here are a few things to consider to make sure you get the right person for the job:

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Whether it’s a small leak or a major plumbing disaster, you want a well-trained,
trustworthy professional to be there fast and get the job done right the first time. But finding the
right plumber can be a difficult task so to help you find the right one, we’ve come up with a few
things that you may want to consider. First, make sure to check the customer reviews on sites like
Check customer reviews
Google of any plumbers that you find online to make sure that they are reliable and professional.
Reviews will also help you determine whether that person or service company is courteous,
trustworthy and affordable. After all, this is someone that you will be inviting inside of your
home. Next, making sure to confirm that they are licensed and insured seems like common sense but
you’ll be surprised how many plumbers out there operate without proper credentials or insurance
coverage that help protect both you and the plumber in case of a dispute or accident. Also,
Ask for upfront pricing
request upfront pricing and avoid anyone who doesn’t provide a quote in writing. A plumbing
professional will need to do an initial assessment but depending on the issue you’re experiencing
and the plumber you hire, the cost of a repair can vary. Understanding and agreeing to a price
upfront allows you to stay in control of the job from start to finish while giving you peace of
mind. Another thing to consider is to work with a plumber or service company that values your time.
Work with a company that values your time
The plumber coming to your home should be ready and prepared to fix your issue on the first visit.
This means with all the tools and equipment on hand. When you’re experiencing a problem,
you don’t want to wait around. Availability, quick response and preparedness will ensure
that a simple issue doesn’t take much longer than expected to be completed. And finally,
keep in mind that Pros often know other Pros. If you’ve had a good experience with your water
heater tech or HVAC professional, ask them to refer you to a licensed plumber. At Reliance,
Reliance Plumbing
we know that you can never plan for a plumbing emergency, but knowing exactly what to do when
one arises is critical. We deliver expert service at competitive prices. Our certified
and fully-insured professionals will tell you what to expect from your repair costs and will
show up at your doorstep with all the tools and spare parts needed to take care of the problem
the first time. We’re also dedicated to bringing you and your family peace of mind year-round. To
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help avoid most unexpected repair costs, call us today and ask about our Plumbing Protection
Plan to make sure you’re always covered so for all of your plumbing needs Call on Reliance™.

Causes of a Clogged Drain

Drains in your home can become clogged for many different reasons. Often the cause is grease, hair, food, or other materials building up in your pipes over time.

If you have an older home, your pipes may be corroded or a tree root could be interfering with your drainage.

And in winter, it’s possible for pipes to freeze.

Identifying the cause of your clogged drain is the first step in repairing the problem – without risking further damage to your plumbing.

Drains in your home can become clogged for many different reasons. Often the cause is grease, hair, food, or other materials building up in your pipes over time.

If you have an older home, your pipes may be corroded or a tree root could be interfering with your drainage.

And in winter, it’s possible for pipes to freeze.

Identifying the cause of your clogged drain is the first step in repairing the problem – without risking further damage to your plumbing.

If you notice any of the following, you may have a clogged drain or pipe:

  • Slow-draining sink, bathtub, or shower
  • A bad smell coming from your sink, bathtub or shower drain
  • Your toilet is bubbling
  • Water on the floor next to your toilet, sink, bathtub, shower or washing machine
  • A washing machine or dishwasher that stops mid-cycle
  • A backed-up cleanout

Slow running and smelly drains are more than just an inconvenience. If they’re not fixed quickly and professionally, they could become a messy and costly repair.

IF YOUR DRAINS AREN’T FLOWING LIKE THEY USED TO, CALL ON RELIANCE®.

Prevention & Troubleshooting

Looking for ways to avoid a clogged drain? Here are some preventative measures you can take to help keep your drains running smoothly:

  • Run very hot water down the drain followed by a bit of dish detergent to try and soften the clog.
  • After a few minutes, gently use a plunger and flush with more hot water.

  • Mix one cup of vinegar and one cup of baking soda.
  • Pour mixture down your drain and wait ten minutes.
  • Flush with very hot water from a kettle.

  • If you suspect your main drain or vent pipe is clogged, we recommend calling a professional plumber to identify and repair the problem

If the source of your clogged drain is not visible and you’ve tried these troubleshooting tips without success, it’s time to call in a professional. At Reliance™, we can use a camera scope to quickly and efficiently identify the cause of your blocked drains.

Not sure why your drains are blocked? Call Us Today!

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