A clogged drain in and of itself might not be much of a plumbing emergency,
but the fact that something is causing your pipes to drain slowly is concerning
and can lead to much bigger problems in the future if not addressed. Although
some minor drain clogs can be cleared with DIY techniques, other cases
professional drain cleaning services. If you’re the do-it-yourself type, try these easy drain clearing
techniques before you call a plumber in Berkeley to clean your drains.
Reach for the Plunger
If you have a plunger behind the toilet, under the sink, or inside your
broom closet, go ahead and take it out at the first sign of a clogged
drain. Plunger can clear most minor clogs from sinks, tubs, and toilets.
For bathroom sinks, stuff a wet rag into the overflow hole while plunging
to help deliver pressure directly to the clog.
Use a Plumbing Snake
If plunging doesn’t work, your next most viable option is to use
a plumbing snake, or plumbing auger. You can rent or buy a plumbing snake
from your local hardware store if you don’t already own one. Plumbing
augers work by twisting a cable through the pipe to break up clogs.
Check the Plumbing Vent
Believe it or not, the answer to a stubborn clog may be found on your roof.
A clog in the plumbing vent can cause your fixtures to drain more slowly,
which may lead you to believe that the problem lies inside the pipes.
If plungers and plumbing snakes don’t work, climb on top of your roof and
inspect the plumbing vent for any visible blockages.
If these methods don’t work, call
Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating. We provide hydro-jetting services that are guaranteed to cut through
mineral and rust buildup, soap scum, grease, and even tree roots. For
additional information on our plumbing repair services, including professional
drain cleaning, call us at (510) 843-6904. We are proud to serve Berkeley,
Alameda, Contra Costa, and the surrounding counties.