Drain Repair Toronto ‘s Specialists – Waterman Plumbing
One of the most annoying aspects of home ownership is dealing with clogged drains. It seems like a clogged drain is literally unavoidable since you cannot monitor what is put down the drain every minuteof every day. It does not take much to start build up inside of a drain and as more food, dirt, hair and other debris are flushed down the drain, the clog will begin to grow. If you have a severe clog you may need to call drain repair Toronto to receive professional help. Before you call in the professionals there are a few tactics you can try yourself.
First, attempt to remove the clog by utilizing a plumbing snake. This is a useful tool which has a hook on one end and long cord that can be maneuvered through a drain pipe. You can pick up a plumbing snake at any local hardware store. Simply push the snake through the pipe until you reach the clog and attempt to pull it out. This is the best option if you are experiencing a significant blockage problem in units such as your bathroom sink or shower.
There are times when you should not use a plumbing snake as well.
Some situations do not allow for you to safely remove debris with the snake without causing other damage. First, galvanized pipes that are found in older homes are made from a metal material that is known to flake inside of the pipe. If your home has these pipes then you should not use a plumbing snake. The snake can cause additional flaking which ultimately weakens the pipes and can later lead to a pipe burst or serious drain repair. If you are experiencing a lot of clogs with your galvanized pipes then you should call a professional for drain repair Toronto.
One of the biggest mistakes that home owners do is utilize commercial drain cleaner and then try to use a plumbing snake. This drain cleaner includes toxic chemicals that may splash back up to your face while you are snaking the pipe. If you call on drain repair Toronto then you should notify them that you have recently used commercial drain cleaner so that they can take the proper precautions to protect themselves.
There is a technique to using a drain snake properly before you call drain repair Toronto. Start by putting on some old clothes and laying shop towels around the workspace. You will get dirty and there is likely to be an unpleasant mess from the process. Wear gloves and safety goggles while using a plumbing snake as well. When you first start snaking, use a small snake and then work your way up to larger versions if necessary. Carefully insert the end of the plumbing snake which is coiled down the drain. You will want to slowly crank the snake so that it will advance and naturally find its path through the pipes. Be careful not the force it or you could get your snake stuck in the drain. If you are unable to successful remove the clog then call drain repair Toronto professionals.
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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