Drain Cleaning and Drain Repair to Unclog Your Drain
A clogged drain can cause more problems on top of just trying to unclog the drain. Clogged drains can lead to other problems such as sewer problems, water damage, and fixture problems. Keeping drains free from clogs with preventative measures can help but if your drain does become clogged, Epic Plumbing can help!
Bathroom drains can become clogged for a number of reasons such as hair, soap scum, nail clippings, and any other random thing that ends up down the drain. You may notice that your sink drain or shower drains slowly or gurgles as the water is going down. These are the first signs of problems and should be addressed before a slow-running drain becomes a blocked drain. A clogged shower drain or clogged bathroom sink drain may be able to be fixed with plunging but make sure you use the correct type of plunger. A red plunger is often for sinks while a black one is often for toilets. If you continue to have problems contact Epic Plumbing and we will get you taken care of.
A kitchen sink clog can be a result of what you are trying to put down your garbage disposal. Many things are not suitable for your garbage disposal such as rice and pasta, eggshells, coffee grounds, onion skins, potato peels, and bones. A garbage disposal clog is often smelly and can attract bugs. You may try plunging your drain but never try plunging if you have used any type of drain solution. If your clogged sink isn’t budging it’s time to call Epic Plumbing for a drain cleaning.
As a helpful tip, if you notice that your kitchen sink and disposal are smelly there are some home remedies to try. One of our favorites is a ¼ cup of baking soda and 1 cup of white vinegar. Let it sit and it will naturally kill bacteria and germs that cause odors. Let it bubble for a few minutes then run some water.
Drain Cleaning Services
Epic Plumbing provides drain cleaning services for your home and/or business. Our professionals will provide you with top-notch service when it comes to unclogging your drain. We offer:
- Fixing blocked drains including toilets
- Unclog drain
- Unclog kitchen sink, clogged bathroom sink, and shower
- Sewer cleanout
- Fix or unclog garbage disposal
Clogged Drain FAQs
You may have questions when it comes to clogged sink, bath, and toilet repairs. Not everyone is a handyman or plumber, but you can get the answers you are looking for from the clogged drain experts. Here are some answers to common questions our plumbing company receives.
How do I know when it’s time for drain cleaning services?
An obvious indicator that your pipes are in need of cleaning services is slow draining or foul-smelling sinks. However, there are other common indicators that might signify a larger problem. If you notice that flushing the toilet seems to cause a gurgling noise in your shower, a sewer line somewhere in your house might be clogged. It could also be a sewer clean-out issue if you notice changes in water flow or water pressure or multiple drains throughout the house being slow to drain.
Unfortunately, these problems won’t be solved with liquid drain cleaners. If you want to effectively unclog drains in your kitchen or bathroom, the best solution is to call Epic Plumbing, LLC. Our plumbing service technicians will assess and diagnose the cause of your clogs and provide drain repair that will leave your home’s entire system working like new.
If you start to notice the above-described signs of clogged drains, our certified plumbing contractors can service your Raymore or Pleasant Hill home! It’s not only our goal to return convenience and functionality to your home, but we also are committed to eliminating safety hazards and risks of more expensive repairs.
What causes clogged drains?
There could be a number of things causing your drains to clog. Accidents happen. Rings fall down sink drains, children flush things that should not be flushed, and grease gets poured down the drain. Hair can cause a clogged shower drain. Soap or toothpaste can cause a clogged bathroom sink. For those times when life happens and you need a professional plumber, Epic Plumbing has the right drainage solutions.
Are household drainage cleaners safe to use?
We don’t recommend anyone use household drainage cleaners to repair a drain clog. Most are lye-based and consist of variations of sodium hydroxide (lye), sodium hypochlorite (bleach), sodium nitrate, sodium chloride (salt), and aluminum. When you pour it down to unclog a drain, a lot of chemical reactions start going off. Although the lye ingredient is intended to decompose most organic material – such as the hair or grease that might be causing your clog – there are so many other chemical reactions going on that it’s really a lot more than drains are meant to handle.
These products sit in the pipes, reacting over and over again until the clog dissolves. Toilet bowls have cracked, PVC pipes have softened and broken, old pipes are easily damaged, and the glue that holds some pipes together can be eaten away. You also don’t likely know with 100% certainty what is already down your clogged drain when you pour these chemicals into your sink or toilet – it could create much more violent reactions capable of very serious damage. So our advice is to avoid the potential hassle and danger, and just call us!
Plumbing Services in Raymore and Pleasant Hill, Missouri
For professional drain cleaning, you have come to the right place. The plumbers at Epic Plumbing, LLC are drain service experts, ensuring your kitchen and bathroom drains, pipes, and plumbing are thoroughly cleaned and in proper working order, preventing further damage. Our services go beyond clearing and cleaning drains. Our drainage solutions include faucet repair, bathtub drain replacement, drain pipe repair, and drain cleaning.
Whether you need drain cleaning services in Raymore, MO or faucet repair in Pleasant Hill, MO, Epic Plumbing, LLC has the plumbing expertise, drainage solutions, and local reach to take care of your plumbing issues. We provide great service you can count on.