Los Angeles Drain Cleaning
Quick & Effective Solutions for Clogged Drains & Sewers
Do you have a clogged drain? Is the water draining slowly or filling up your sink, shower, or tub? Call Red Lilly Plumbing for expert drain cleaning in Los Angeles from a qualified plumber. We will come to your home or commercial property, assess your drain clog, and recommend the best method to clean your drain to ensure the problem won’t return again.
Why Is My Drain Clogged?
Your toilets, bathroom drains, and kitchen drains are used every day. Naturally, debris will build up in the drains over time, eventually causing a clog. In order to prevent constant problems with clogs, professional drain cleaning is needed. Call Red Lilly Plumbing for an appointment with a professional plumber who can resolve your problems with clogged drains.
Clogged drains can result from a variety of causes, though the most common culprits are:
- Tree roots
- Foreign objects
- Soap build up
- Mineral build up
- Food scraps
- Food rinds
How to Avoid Drain Clogs
With so many causes of clogged drains, by far the best way to fix them is to prevent them from being clogged in the first place. Never put anything down the drain that you shouldn't and avoid using harsh chemical cleaners that can end up worsening the problem. You can prevent bathroom sink drain clogs with regular cleaning and flushing with hot water. If simple plunging is not enough to clear the blockage, it is best to call a professional plumber to protect your plumbing.
Are Chemical Drain Cleaners Safe?
Many homeowners and commercial property owners are tempted to use corrosive chemical products that are sold to clear clogged drains. If the clog is located close to the opening of the drain, these products may work in the short-term. However, the results seldom last because they fail to actually remove the source of the problem. Professional drain cleaning goes beyond treating just the symptoms of the problem, providing long-lasting results that are safer for your pipes.
Steps You Can Take To Proactively Prevent The Need For Drain Cleaning
1. Install a hair-stopper on your shower drain - Our Los Angeles drain cleaning experts clean hair out of the shower drain regularly. Hair stoppers are cheep pieces of plastic that go right on top of your shower drain and will save your drains and wallet from the constant need for drain cleaning.
2. Put a lint trap on your washing machine's drain line - You probably don't consider where all the dirt and debris from your clothes go after your washing machine is done, but it's to your sewer line courtesy of the drain line. But if you don't have a lint-trap installed on your drain line it will clog in due time.
3. Consider a food stopper if you don't have a garbage disposal - A food stopper is a metallic piece that physically covers your drain with small holes to let water through. You might need to clean the food stopper out to avoid water from pooling up, but that's easier than cleaning your drains.
4. Rinse your drains regularly - Just because we can't see our drains doesn't mean they don't require a thorough cleaning every once in a while too. Best practices say to use a combination of warm water and vinegar about once a month to avoid the need for regular drain cleaning.
How Often Should Sewer Lines Be Cleaned?
To ensure your sewer lines work the way they should, it’s highly recommended they be cleaned once every 18 to 22 months. This regular cleaning will help prevent buildup and drain blockages. Given the waste that moves through your home, you want to make sure your sewers are working properly. The last thing you want to deal with is a sewer leak or sewage backup.
Our Los Angeles plumbers use cutting edge technology, such as hydro jetting, to clean your drains. With this method, your sewers will be clean without harsh chemicals or unsightly trenches.
Signs Your Drain May Need Repair
Drain repair is not something that you want to put off, even if you are tempted to avoid the problem. Issues with drains will only become more serious when they are not addressed. In the long run, it is better and less expensive to deal with the problem sooner rather than later. Red Lilly Plumbing can help you resolve issues with residential and commercial drains.
Drain repair is often needed when you have:
- Persistent slow drainage -
If you notice that your drain only drains slowly, this could be an early indicator that your drain has a clog or an obstruction in the the piping. It could also mean that your sewer line has become clogged and is backing up the drain inside.
- Unpleasant sewer odors -
Smelly drains are something that no one wants. If you are smelling a terrible odor coming from your drain, it may mean that waste is not properly being removed or disposed properly.
- Wastewater leaking -
If you notice wet spots that are in your home or even large pools of water in your yard, it could be due to a drainage issue. This can happen when your sewer line or septic tank springs a leak.
- Increase in water bill -
Is your water bill slowly increasing, month over month? If this is the case you may be experiencing a slow leak. it could be your water line in need repair.
Some problems with drains, such as many clogs, can be fixed with professional drain cleaning service. However, these signs often indicate a bigger problem with the drain. The best way to determine whether cleaning or repair is needed is to let a professional from Red Lilly Plumbing inspect your drain to identify the source of the problem.
Our Sewer & Drain Cleaning Process
We use several methods for professional drain cleaning. When you call Red Lilly Plumbing, we will evaluate the problem and recommend the best method to get rid of the clog. Depending on the severity of the clog and location in the drain or pipe, our services may involve a plumbing snake, cleaning auger, or hydro jetting to thoroughly clear the clog.
Los Angeles Sewer Cleaning
As a preventative measure against clogs and backups, it's a good idea to have your sewer professionally cleaned at least every 1.5 to 2 years. With hydro jetting, that process is simple and effective. Using highly-pressurized jets of water, our equipment can clear away even the most stubborn blockages from things like tree roots, grease and oil buildup, and foreign objects. We can determine whether this sewer cleaning method is right for your pipes during our inspection.
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