Drain Cleaning FAQ
Where can I find professional drain service in Colorado?
Applewood Plumbing offers fast and reliable service for drains and clogs of all sizes. If your plumbing is slow, backed up or completely clogged, our licensed drain cleaners can help get things moving quickly. Call us today.
How often should drains be cleaned?
Your home’s main sewer line should be serviced annually. Sewer lines can become clogged from tree roots, flushed items and pipe corrosion. Having a professional clean your drain line keeps things moving and prevents clogs from permanently taking hold. Our technicians can also perform a video pipe inspection to evaluate the condition of your line.
Can DIY methods effectively clear a clogged drain?
They absolutely can and we encourage our customers to take good care of their plumbing. Plungers and snakes work well for minor clogs but aren’t always effective on bigger plumbing issues. That’s where a professional plumber comes in. By using more powerful drain cleaning tools such as hydro jetting, we can unclog drains that the average homeowner might struggle with. It gives our repeat customers peace of mind to know that an Applewood tech is only a phone call away and will arrive on time when you need them.
How can I tell if I need professional drain cleaning?
The signs may be subtle at first but if your drains start to gurgle and slow, it’s probably time to have them checked. If multiple drains slow at the same time, it likely points to an issue with your sewer line. This includes problems with toilets not flushing properly. To prevent clogs, call the pros at Applewood and have your line cleaned before things become backed up.
How important are drain maintenance services?
Whether you do it yourself or have a professional handle the dirty work, keeping your drains clear is an important, but not always pretty part of homeownership. The worst case scenario is that your sewer line - the means by which all waste water leaves your home - becomes completely clogged. When that happens, you will not be able to use any faucets, take a shower or flush your toilet.
How can I prevent drains from clogging?
Prevention starts with limiting what you send down the drain. In the bathroom, install hair catchers on your sink and shower drains and never flush anything down the toilet other than waste and toilet paper. In the kitchen, avoid sending food scraps down the sink. If you have a garbage disposal, make sure you know what you can put down it. Clean your garbage disposal regularly to prevent buildup and odors. If you have older pipes, corrosion may be creating clogs. Have your pipes inspected periodically to prevent issues from developing.