Even if you have the best plumbing in Rocky View County, there is bound to come a time when you have a clog in the drain or toilet. Numerous items get dropped or placed in the drain and toilet all the time. While some things may not cause a total blockage, over time the issue may become more severe and completely stop water flow. It’s best to call a pro to handle your clogs before they lead to more damage. Plumbers may handle pipe congestion in different ways, depending on the fixture and the severity.
Here are a few ways your plumber may deal with your clog:
- Sinks – If a plunger doesn’t work, your plumber will drain the water from the sink trap and remove the trap arm. A plumber’s snake will be inserted into the pipe and will be fed in until the blockage is reached. The snake will grab the obstruction and help clear it.
- Tubs – Hair is the biggest culprit for blocked tub drains. A plunger usually works, but if it doesn’t it is necessary to remove the tub drain screen. Excess hair and soap scum can be removed, and the screen replaced. Sometimes the snake is necessary for a large blockage.
- Toilets – If the clog is at the curve of the trap, a plunger often works to pressurize the clog and move it. Most of the time, though, a snake is required. The obstruction may be much further down the pipe.
- Floor drains – The collector of almost everything, floor drains like to hold onto laundry lint, soap scum, bacteria, and sand. An electric snake works best in these tough situations.