Clogged Drains Sacramento
Do you live in the Sacramento area? Do you have clogged drains or pipes or in your home and you are not sure how to clear them? Let Bell Brothers Plumbing, Heating and Air take care of all your plumbing needs. We are your Plumbing experts in the Sacramento area. We will take care of your clogged drains. It is pretty common for waste plumbing to become clogged. There are various ways to handle this situation so don’t panic. But before you go out and purchase unnecessary chemicals, or call a plumbing professional from Bell Brothers Plumbing, Heating and Air to solve your plumbing problem, assess the problem yourself. Here are a few tips to help you out with your clogged drains.
Locate the obstruction in the clogged drains
Is it inside the waste pipe outlet from the bath tub, bathroom basin or perhaps kitchen sink? Or perhaps even the toilet? Obstructed waste pipes are likely to be the result of build-up of soap scum, hair, or oil and kitchen waste. Depending on the sort of waste pipe, you can try numerous methods. Here are a few to try.
Clean the u-bend traps where the clog is
U-bend traps, or waste pipes, are found beneath the plug hole of kitchen sinks, and baths. This waste tube is usually filled with water and this is principally to prevent drain odors from being smelt within the property. The easiest way to clear an obstructed u-bend waste tube, is actually to position a bucket beneath the u-bend and then, by using a wrench, unscrew the pipe’s retaining caps. Release the waste tube and empty the water into the suitable container. You can use a length of wire to push out the debris obstructing the actual pipe. Flush it with warm water and detergent. Replace the actual pipe and its caps.
Use a plunger to clear a clogged drain in a basin or kitchen sink
Most homes have a standard plunger hidden away in the bathroom. They consist of a long, straight handle along with a flexible rubber cup-like mechanism at one end. Before utilizing a plunger smear a little grease to the base of the plunger. Securely hold the plunger over the plug hole, then fill the basin, sink or bath with sufficient water to cover the plunger. Position the wet cloth into the overflow outlet (the small opening at the upper part of the basin). Firmly pump the plunger up and down a couple of times. Make sure the plunger entirely covers the plug-hole. You should only have to pump your plunger about four to five times before the suction loosens the waste materials which is clogging the pipe.
Utilize a plumbing snake in the clogged drain
If your plunger does not clear the blockage, then try using a plumbing snake, which is a flexible length of steel attached to a handle, they’re available from most hardware stores. Simply feed the snake down the drain (in a bath tub feed your snake down through the overflow opening). Put the wire around three foot into the opening, and twirl it around as you drop it straight down, this helps ease it through the pipe. Gently commence pulling the actual plumbing snake upwards. This technique should either beak-up the actual debris causing the clogging otherwise you should be able to sift out any debris that will not flush down the system.
If you’ve already determined you have clogged pipes or drains, and you find these step-by-step solutions aren’t enough to clear them, it might be time to call out an expert. When you consult with a Bell Brothers plumbing professional, we will help you to resolve your plumbing problems. We have been in business since 1991. Our name and reputation mean a great deal to us. So if you are in the need of a plumber to take care of your clogged pipes in the Sacramento area, then call Bell Brothers Plumbing, Heating, and Air at (916)444-1234. We will be sure to flush away your problems.