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Drain Cleaning Season Happens in the Fall

Drain Cleaning Season Happens in the Fall

While any season is a good time to pay attention to your plumbing, the fall is especially good because you’re probably focusing on home maintenance to a certain extent already. After summer vacation is over, it’s time to get back to business, and that means attending to your home’s needs.

You’re also on the cusp of the big holiday season- with Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve in quick succession in the coming weeks, your home may see a lot more traffic than usual if you are hosting family or other parties. All in all, the fall is an excellent time to prevent drain problems before they start.

When to Make that CallLeak Cleaning

When you’re in the midst of a plumbing emergency, like a burst pipe or something similar, you’ll know straight away that you need the help of a plumber. However, there are some other, more subtle signals that your home is throwing out to let you know that trouble is brewing.

If you detect a foul odor, it's coming from your sink, or if you see that the sink is slow to drain, there may be something blocking the pipes. If your toilet makes a “gurgling” sound (particularly when you use water elsewhere in the house), you may be dealing with a blockage in your main sewer pipes, which could be very problematic if you leave it be.

You should also call a plumber if you’ve tried all the solutions that you have at your disposal to try to remove a blockage (i.e. plunger, plumbing snake) and they’re just not working.

High-Pressure Jobs

Depending on what’s causing the blockage, you may need the assistance of some higher-end tools to dissolve the blockage and to properly clean your drains out. If a tree root, accumulation of sand or silt in your exterior piping, or a heavy buildup of grease and food debris is blocking your kitchen plumbing, your best bet is to call in a plumber to do some hydro jetting. Hydro jetting involves a targeted water spray that dissolves the blockage.

As far as preventative maintenance goes, cleaning your pipes out with hydro jetting on an annual basis is an excellent way to stop problems before they start.

How did this Happen?

You may be wondering how your pipes get blocked in the first place. If you live on a heavily treed lot, it’s not uncommon for tree roots over time to interfere with pipes. To minimize this risk, don’t plant trees near underground piping.

Inside, it is common for drains to become clogged if items that don’t break down quickly (like diapers, paper towel, dental floss, wipes and feminine hygiene products) are put where they don’t belong. To rectify these problems, don’t put anything but toilet paper in your toilets.

For all of your plumbing needs, included drain cleaning and a host of other services, contact 24-7 Plumbing and Drain, in Temecula & Murrieta, CA we’re the ones to call. We’d love to hear from you today at (951) 338-9844.


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