One Call Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Clogged Drains’

Preventing Thanksgiving Day Plumbing Problems

Beautiful mother and her daughter washing vegetables in kitchen sink

The family is on their way, the turkey is in the oven, the table is
set, and everything will go off without a hitch. It is Thanksgiving and
this is a time to focus on family, food, and fun. It most certainly is
not when you want to be worrying over an incredibly stubborn clog in
your kitchen sink.

Thankfully, if you do discover yourself faced with a sink filled with water that refuses to drain, you can rely on One Call Plumbing for help with your plumbing in Cary, NC. Our trained plumbers can get your issue fixed fast so you can get back to enjoying the important things.

In the interim, however, we also want to help you out by giving you a
few tips on what you want to avoid putting down your drain so you can
avoid that nasty clog, to begin with.

How To Avoid Holiday Clogs

Calls to help with drain clogs around the holidays are some of the
most common that plumbers encounter. No one enjoys making that …

“Help! All My Drains Are Stopped Up”

Clogged Drain

Drain clogs are among the most common service calls our team receives. When it’s just one drain, you may be able to relieve it with a plunger and a little bit of elbow grease. When all the drains in your home are stopped up, however, then you have a much more serious problem on your hands—a sewer line drain clog that requires professional Durham, NC drain cleaning.

“Wait, Can’t I Just Buy Liquid Drain Cleaner?”

Sure, you can, but if the problem has already reached the point that all your drains are stopped up, this won’t do you very much good at all. Besides, we don’t recommend store-bought drain cleaners to clean out clogs at all, no matter how minor. The main reason for this is because these liquid drain cleaners use corrosive chemicals to do their job.

The chemicals used will eat through whatever is clogging your pipes (albeit, temporarily, because it doesn’t actually remove the clog) but it won’t stop there. Prolonged use of these store-bought solutions will degrade your plumbing itself, to the point that you’ll likely need to replace some or all of it earlier than you otherwise would have.

These chemicals …