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Drain Snake in Denver, CO
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When you have a clogged drain in your home or your main sewer line is clogged, you should contact a plumber as soon as possible. While there are other effective ways to unclog drains, using a drain snake ensure the clog is completely cleared. This way you aren’t dealing with the same drain clogging over and over again.
How Do You Know If Your Drain Is Clogged?
If your drain is clogged, you’re likely to notice, especially with sink, shower, and tub drains, that the water drains slowly. You might also notice a gurgling sound as the water drains.
One of the first signs your toilet drain is clogged is rising water levels. Even before your toilet overflows or fills to the brim, you might notice that the water in your toilet is sitting higher than it normally does. If left as is, the clog can get worse, eventually overflowing your toilet.
Kitchen sink drains may also emit a foul odor. This usually occurs when there’s a problem with your garbage disposal. The odor appears as the food stuck in your drain decomposes, and often gets worse over time.
What to Do If My Drain Is Clogged?
If you have a clogged drain and you’re not quite ready to hire a plumber to clear it with a drain snake, you could to clear the clog on your own using a bent wire clothes hanger. However, a wire clothes hanger has limits — it won’t reach as far as a drain snake.
Before calling Colby Plumbing Company, you could also try using Drano or Liquid Plumber. It’s important to follow the directions on the bottle completely though because these products do contain chemicals — don’t worry, the chemicals won’t eat through your pipes. Keep in mind though, drain cleaning products are better used as a preventative measure from time to time because they are designed to remove soap scum, caked-on gunk, and hair.
It’s also important to note that simple drain unclogging methods are often temporary, so you should consider calling a plumber to clear the blockage completely with a drain snake.
What Is Snaking a Drain?
Snaking a drain involves sending a plumber’s auger, which is commonly known as a drain snake, through the pipes to remove any debris that’s clogging your drain. They have a far reach and are able to bend with your pipes, which is why they work better than most other options.
How Does a Drain Snake Work?
A drain snake is snaked down through your pipes to the clogged area. One the head of the drain snake is a coil, hook, or claw designed to snag the debris clogging your drain. Once the snake reaches the clog and latches onto the debris, the drain snake is slowly pulled out of the pipes, bringing the clog along with it. Any leftover remnants of the clog are flushed through the pipes, typically using hot water.
Unfortunately, drain snakes don’t always work. When they don’t work, it can indicate there’s a serious problem with your pipes. It could indicate that your pipes are severely corroded, there are tree roots blocking in the line, or another hard object is clogging your pipes.
If you don’t believe you have any serious problems with your plumbing and the drain snake still didn’t work, you should consider contacting a Denver plumber, such as Colby Plumbing Company. If you continue to use the drain snake on your own, you could end up damaging your pipes and/or pushing the clog down farther.
Can a Drain Snake Damage the Pipes?
There are different types of drain snakes — top snakes, toilet snakes, snakes for large drains, and mini rooters. If you use the wrong snake on your drain, it could cause damage. It’s possible for the snake to loop back onto itself and/or scrape the inside of your pipes, causing damage that could eventually lead to major leaks and/or cause you to have to replace portions of the pipe completely. That’s why hiring a professional plumber is the better option. Making the choice to call Colby Plumbing Company for a free, no-obligation quote could save you a lot of money in the long run.
Is My Main Sewer Line Clogged?
If your main sewer line is clogged, you usually notice problems with several drains in your home at the same time. For example, if all of your drains are draining water slowly, despite your best efforts to make the work properly, you may have a clog in your main sewer line.
A few more signs of a clogged sewer line include:
- When you flush the toilet, water backs up into your bathtub.
- When you run the water in your bathroom sink, you notice your toilet starts bubbling or making gurgling sounds.
- When your washing machine drains, water backs up in your bathtub or your toilet overflows.
- Several drains in your home are all clogged at the same time.
- Sewage starts randomly coming up through a drain in your house — or several drains.
If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to call a Denver plumber, such as Colby Plumbing Company, as soon as possible. Our professional plumbers are able to inspect the drains in your home with a scope to find the problem and then fix it.
Schedule an appointment for a free, no-obligation quote for drain snake services, drain repair, or drain cleaning today.
What Causes Clogged Sewer and Drains in Denver, CO?
Numerous environmental factors can cause a drain, sewer, or water line to clog, which is why it’s important to hire a professional Denver plumber to accurately find and access the problem as quickly as possible.
In most homes, we find that clogs are caused when materials flushed down the drain become densely compacted.
- Grease deposits are a major cause of drain clogs. When the grease cools, the deposits harden, creating large, dense clogs that are often difficult to remove with a drain snake. Instead of pouring grease into your sink, pour the grease into a glass jar or tin can and dispose of it with your trash.
- Soap, shampoo, and hair often combine to clog bathtub and shower drains. Over time, these smaller clogs can combine with other random debris to form a large clog in your sewer line. If possible, install a drain trap that catches hair and soap scum before it gets into your pipes.
- Kitchen sinks are often clogged by random food particles. You can avoid this by scraping food waste into the trash bin whenever possible and using your garbage disposal as you rinse food debris from your dishes.
Dealing with a clogged drain can be stressful, especially if the drain seems to continually clog. If you need a plumber experienced using a drain snake schedule a free, no-obligation quote today. Colby Plumbing Services is a locally owned company that’s served the Denver area since 1985.