Drain Cleaning Experts in Toronto
Regular drain cleaning can help prevent clogs that may lead to burst pipes or other problems within your home or office building. There is nothing more frustrating that watching as water barely flows through a drain. Drains become clogged for many reasons but primarily it is because of buildup in the drain that makes it impossible for the drain to function normally. When it gets really bad then you should call drain cleaning Toronto. However, with a few steps you can keep your drain clean and avoid needing to call a professional.
Start by cleaning your drain stopper regularly. This is the piece that covers your drain and works to plug it when you want to fill the basin. This piece easily unhooks and pulls up. You will see that it has an X shaped bottom which catches hair and other large debris as it falls down the drain. Pull this up and remove any of the debris that is around it. You should always sanitize the stopper with bleach to help kill any bacteria or mold that may have built under the debris on your drain stopper. Cleaning your drain stopper at least once per month will help eliminate the potential for clogs. If your drain does not have a stopper then you should invest in a mesh strainer that covers the drain hole and catches any debris that would normally go down the drain. In your kitchen, you should always have some sort of strainer overtop of the drain to prevent large food particles from going down the drain.
A big mistake that many people make is dumping grease down the drain.
Even if you use hot water and soap while you do this it will still clog the drain. Your drain pipes are naturally colder from being under the house and away from the elements. As you are pouring grease from cooking down the drain it is solidifying and creating build up along the inside of your drain pipes. This build up will attract other debris and ultimately lead to a bigger clog. Once the bigger clog is in place you will have no choice but to call drain cleaning Toronto for professional cleaning services. Be sure to dispose of your grease properly by letting it cool into a soft solid and then scraping it into your garbage can.
You should avoid using harsh chemicals in your drain whenever possible. While these are good for clearing out clogs, they are also corrosive and can eat away at your pipes. Instead, consider using a regular all-natural mixture of vinegar and baking soda to clean your drains. Doing this once per week will help keep drains clean. If you find yourself in a situation where your sinks are not draining properly then there is likely a bigger problem in place. It will be necessary to call a professional plumber who specializes in drain cleaning to have your pipes properly cleaned and maintained. From that point on if you utilize proper drain maintenance tips you should be able to save the cost of professional drain cleaning in the future.
I called several plumbing/drain companies for an estimate to unclogg my bathtub drain and Jim was the most reasonable in price. I found Jim to be very punctual, quick and efficient. I also had Jim quote on two much larger drain jobs, he took the time to professionally explain the scope of work needed with diagrams and gave a fair price.
The owner, Jim, was recommended to us by a friend who had a damaged (roots) sewer line, as we did, and used his services. We have nothing but good things to say about Jim and his crew. From the onset Jim was prompt, straight forward and very transparent about options.
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