Kitchen & Bathroom Drain Cleaning

Causes of clogged drains & how to avoid clogs

Drain Cleaning

Drainage is a very important part of any plumbing system. When it malfunctions, wastewater cannot be disposed of in a safe and sanitary manner. To avoid having issues such as clogged, backed-up, or smelly drains, drains should always be cleaned and maintained regularly.

If you think you might have a clogged drain, the best course of action is to call in experts from a plumbing company such as Alamo Plumbing Solutions who offers the best drain cleaning services in San Antonio.

However, do understand that prevention is better than cure so here are some of the basics when it comes to cleaning the drains in your home.

Kitchen Drain Cleaning

Kitchen drain clogs are some of the most common drainage problems that most homes get. They are frequent because the kitchen is one of the most used places in the house thus its drains also need the most maintenance.

What Causes Clogged Drains in The Kitchen?

The most common causes of clogs in the kitchen are pouring grease and oil down the drain, throwing eggshells and stringy vegetables into the garbage disposal, and failing to remove scraps of food from your utensils before putting them in the dishwasher.

How to Avoid Clogging Your Kitchen Drain

  • Avoid disposing of food substances like potatoes, rice, beans, and eggshells down your drain. These waste materials can turn into sand-like and pasty masses that collect in your drain and end up clogging it.

  • Avoid disposing of stringy vegetables down your drain. Some of these vegetables can absorb water and expand, which ends up clogging your drain.

  • Avoid pouring grease and oil down your drain. While they may start out as hot, grease and oil will cool down quickly and solidify into fatty masses that stick to the inner surfaces of your drain pipes and clog them.

  • Make sure that there are no scraps of food on your utensils before you load them into the dishwasher. Scraps of food may build up and clog your drain. This is why some people complain that their dishwasher smells like sewage.

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Camera Inspection

State of the art camera inspections services available. We’ll get right to where the issue is by using a camera to pinpoint the location. 

Drain Clog & Detection

We provide camera inspection, leak detection, drain inspection, and sewer drain and clog repair in San Antonio.

Leak Detection

Hydrostatic testing & pressure testing are used in the process for detecting leaks within your plumbing infrastructure. 

Sewage Backup Drain Cleaning

Sometimes your drain might get clogged up so badly that sewage backs up through your drain. In such cases, always call a plumbing professional as they are better equipped to safely dispose of the sewage, unclog your drain and thoroughly clean the affected area.

How Do I Know If I Have a Clogged Drain?

Several signs might indicate that you have a clogged drain that needs cleaning. These include:

  • Getting drain odor or a sewer smell from your sink.

  • Your dishwasher smells like sewage.

  • Your sinks, bathtub, and commode gurgle when draining water.

  • Water drains very slowly from your sinks, bathtub, and commode.

  • Water backs up in your drains.

Observing these signs might mean that you need drain cleaning. While some DIY home remedies may work against clogged drains, most of them might end up damaging your pipes. Always call in a professional as they have more experience dealing with plumbing issues.

Get Professional Drain Cleaning from Alamo Plumbing Today!

Equipped with state-of-the-art inspection, unclogging, and repair equipment, Company XYZ is the most trusted plumbing service provider in San Antonio.

Call us today for all your professional drain cleaning and unclogging needs and get a free consultation and price estimate.

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San Antonio, TX 78216
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Alamo Plumbing Solutions proudly offers professional sewer repair, drain clog and plumbing repair service.

We provide residential & commercial plumbing services across San Antonio and surrounding areas.