Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning has over two decades of drain cleaning experience. We proudly serve homeowners throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Our certified plumbing technicians are highly trained, licensed, and insured. And, we back up our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Call Jerry’s if you have a clog you can’t get rid of no matter what you try.
Santa Maria Clogged Pipe Repair Service
Did you know that clogged drains are the most common plumbing problem homeowners face across the United States? Each year, 15 million clogged drains contribute to the stress level of frustrated homeowners. Clogs can quickly occur, with average plumbing pipes being 3-4 inches in diameter.
Stoppages don’t happen only in the drains that lead directly from your plumbing fixtures but also in your larger sewer lines that run under the home and underground through the yard, connecting to the main sewer line. The main line can be blocked by tree roots, grease, hair, mineral deposits, and other stoppages resulting in sewage backing up into the home. With nowhere for the wastewater to go but back into the house, a sewer drain clog should be considered a plumbing emergency because of the potential health hazards, possible destruction of valuables, damage risk to your home or office, and more.
Homes connected to the city’s sewer usually have one sewer drain pipe running underground from the house to the street, connecting to the main sewer line. Each plumbing fixture has its own drain that connects to the main drain. So your sinks, tubs, showers, toilets, washing machines, dishwashers, etc., have their independent drain that leads to the main drain connected to the main sewer line. If the main drain clogs, the wastewater starts to back up all the drains in the house.
Most Common Causes of Clogs & Stoppages
As a homeowner, you’ll probably face at least one drain clog in your life, and likely more. Maybe you notice water pooling when you’re showering, or perhaps the kitchen sink doesn’t empty as quickly as it used to.
Considering how much use the drains in the average household get, it’s no wonder clogs are so prevalent.
Knowing the common reasons drains clog can help you prevent it from happening.
Hair is the most common reason drains clog in the bathroom. Hair mixes in the drains with shampoo and soap, creating a sticky, tangled mess that’s difficult to remove.
If you work outdoors, you probably bring a lot of dirt home, which turns into mud when you put your clothes through the washing machine and clogs your drains.
The only things you should flush down the toilet are human waste and appropriate toilet paper. Many people treat their toilet like a trash can, flushing feminine hygiene products, paper towels, cotton balls, baby wipes, and diapers down the drain. These items aren’t flushable and are notorious for clogging the toilet or main sewer line.
If you have a tiny crack or hole in your main sewer line, nearby tree roots seek this easy water source and get into your pipes. Once inside, the roots grow and stop water flow completely, and can crush the line.
In most of these cases, drain cleaners, plungers, and home remedies won’t solve the problem, and you’ll need a drain cleaning professional.
Call Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning for Expert Clogged Drain Repair
Backed-up drains are never convenient. When a stoppage forms, the tell-tale sign is usually slow drainage or multiple plumbing fixtures backing up at the same time. Toilets are typically the first plumbing fixture to display problems because they use the biggest drains. If your toilet doesn’t flush properly or makes gurgling noises when water is being used in other parts of the home, you most likely have a plumbing problem.
If you suspect a drain clog is developing, call one of our expert plumbers before the clog stops the water flow completely.
Jerry’s Plumbing is Ready to Help
When slow drainage is addressed, usually a general plumbing service call can restore free flow to your drains and pipes, ensuring that your home stays free of backed up waste and sewer water. At Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning, our friendly, trained plumbing technicians can handle any kind of drain cleaning job. We are skilled in the latest technology, have the proper tools, and are experts in making sure your drain cleaning procedure is done properly, safely, and cleanly.
Your plumbing is an invaluable resource that you use on a daily basis. It is important to make certain that your system is working properly. Blockages range in severity and the time it takes to clear, making it difficult to give an accurate estimate.