What to Do with a Blocked Drain

When your drain is blocked, it’s a problem that needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. Not only are drain clogs inconvenient, but they are also hard on your pipes. Our team members at Plumbing & Heating Heroes are called in once a day or more to perform drain repair services. Whether this is the first or hundredth time a drain is blocked in your home, we’ve compiled a list of the information you need to know to tackle this problem quickly.

Main Causes of a Blocked Drain

Blocked drains can be the result of many things and some of them you can’t prevent. Hair clogs, grease, and more are totally preventable. But when it comes to reasons like tree roots and pipe wear and tear that are beyond your reasonable efforts, Plumbing & Heating Heroes can come within the day to inspect and repair or replace any necessary piping.

If you’re experiencing any of the following, contact us right away:

  • Slow water draining
  • You are unable to clear the drain yourself
  • Frequently clogging drains
  • Unusual gurgling or bubbling sounds
  • Water backup/ no draining

Our trained plumbers can be there quickly to assist you in clearing your pipes once more. Let us know your problems and our 24/7 response team will dispatch immediately.

What to Do if Your Drain is Blocked

If you find you are experiencing any of the above signs, chances are your drain isn’t clear. There are a few home remedies you can quickly and easily try at home for cheap before calling us.

First, try pouring boiling water down the drain. The hot water can help break up any offending materials and unclog your drain. If this doesn’t work, try snaking the drain with a wire or plastic drain snake. Drain snakes are often used in pulling out and removing the clog.

Never pour liquids down your drain that are meant to break down whatever is clogging your sink. These can eat away at the materials clogging the drain but also the pipe.

Should none of these work, contact Plumbing & Heating Heroes. Our 24/7 emergency team can come out to fix your drain immediately.

Decrease the Chances of Blocking Your Drain

There are things you can do to prevent clogs from becoming frequent problems. Usually hair, grease, food and wipes are the most common reason that drains will clog. Good remedies for this are using measures like hair and food catchers in each drain and ensuring that items like large pieces of food and non-disposable wipes do not go down the drain. The more it’s only water and juices going down the drain, the better.

The Heroes You Need: Plumbing & Heating Heroes

Contact our team today to have someone dispatched to your residence ASAP. Our experts at Plumbing & Heating Heroes team are available for emergencies 24/7 to anyone residing in the greater Toronto area, including Ajax, Pickering, and Whitby. Our trained professionals are just a call away: 416- 893-5717.