Slow Drains, Drain Cleaning, and Sewer Line Backups
If you’ve noticed sinks or toilets running slow or detected any unusual sounds while water drains, or if water drainage has stopped altogether, it’s time to have a licensed plumber take a look. Plumbing Solutions will reestablish proper flow and, when warranted, our experienced plumbers will video inspect your plumbing system to ensure that optimal flow has been restored.
We’re not just masters of installations and remodels, we’re masters of prevention. Don’t wait for an obstruction to occur before you call. Plumbing Solutions offers a routine checkup to keep emergencies at bay. We’ll define a periodic checkup of your plumbing on a schedule appropriate to your needs — residential, commercial, single resident or family of nine.
When You May Need a Cleaning
Drains are designed to allow for the quick removal of fluids. While running a faucet, the water should exit the basin as quickly as it enters. If you’ve noticed standing water or water slow to drain, you may have a clog building up. Have you noticed the toilet level rising, nearing the rim before slowly falling back down to a normal level? Does the toilet bubble while running water at a nearby sink? If you’ve heard out-of-the-ordinary sounds while running the dishwasher or the clothes washer, it could be time to have a professional give a listen.
What Causes a Clogged Drain?
The cause of a clogged drain is as unique as the location of the drain. Standing water in your kitchen sink, and not elsewhere, is likely the result of debris that has collected over time: food particles, fats, grease and even buildup of soapy residue. Bathrooms present an entirely different list of suspects: toilet paper buildup, hair, soapy residue and the mistaken flushable products that really shouldn’t be flushed.
Don’t neglect those floor drains commonly located in basements, garages, utility closets and the perimeter of your home or business. Sand, dirt and other debris can keep the condensation runoff from your AC from draining. Tip: Treat your drains to a glass of water 1–2 times a month to ensure proper drainage of your drains and to help keep the trap full of water, free of gasses entering your home.
Clogged Drains and Sewer Backups
Wood trimming and floors. Carpet and walls. All are susceptible to water damage should a drain become obstructed — not to mention the potential for health concerns should a stoppage occur. Damage may include:
- Swelling of drywall
- Electrical system damage
- Carpet funk
- Loss of valuables
- Loss of business
Save the finish of your house and the risk of liability for your business and schedule a routine drain cleaning before it’s an emergency. Call Plumbing Solutions of Wichita at 316-942-0019, Mon.–Fri., 6 a.m.–5 p.m. and schedule your drain cleaning. All work performed is backed with a guarantee, so rest assured that a Plumbing Solutions licensed plumber will keep it flowin’.