Do Your Drains Need Cleaning?
It’s one of the nightmares of home ownership: you’re running water, and then all of a sudden your sink is backed up. Or maybe you realize there’s an inch of standing water in your bathtub.
No matter where your drain clog shows up, these are easy fixes for the experienced plumbers in Lynchburg VA. If you can’t get the drains in your Lynchburg, VA home unclogged on your own, give us a call and we’ll help you out.
For the DIYer
Some people like to try to solve their clogged drains on their own. As long as you are careful and don’t get out of your depth, this can be a useful strategy for getting your pipes cleaned out.
Start with a chemical solvent. These cleaners are designed to remove clogs without harming your drain. You can usually find them at your local hardware store. Make sure that your cleanser comes with good instructions and that you feel confident you can follow them.
Most of these drain cleaners simply need to be poured down your drain. Let them sit in your drain for the amount of time specified on the bottle. Don’t let them sit longer than that, as you risk harming your pipes with corrosive chemicals.
Rinse the drain cleaner out by running water down the drain. Hopefully, the chemical will have dissolved your clog and you’ll be able to use your drain normally again.
Time to Call the Plumber
There are several signs that indicate that your drain cleaning job requires a professional.
- Chemical solvents don’t work, or you have to use them more than once every few months.
- Several drains back up at once.
- The drain is allowing sewage to backflow into your home.
- The clog recurs regularly, or you have frequent clogs (even if they aren’t all at once).
If any of these things happen, give us a call at Southern Trust. We’ll help you as soon as we can, at a time that’s also convenient for you. Our professional plumbers will come figure out what the problem is, explain both it and the solution to you, and get things fixed as soon as possible. We know that getting back to normal in your Lynchburg, VA home is important to you, so we’ll get your drains cleaned quickly and efficiently.
Your Sewer Drain
Occasionally, the problem with your drains indicates a larger problem – your sewer drain is backed up. This is the main drain from your home to the city’s sewer line under the street.
This may sound like a big problem, but it doesn’t intimidate our plumbers. We know how to get things fixed whether the problem is big or small. And a sewer repair doesn’t have to tear up your entire yard. We now utilize trenchless sewer repair technology. This means that sewer repairs require, at most, a small hole to be dug in your yard.
Trust Southern Trust with your drain cleaning. Whether it’s a quick fix or requires more work, we’ll get everything working to your satisfaction!