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Clogged Toilet Photo

Santa Barbara Clogged Pipe 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. With average plumbing pipes being 3-4 inches in diameter, clogs can easily occur. 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 where it connects 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 own 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. Typically sewage will start coming up through your bathtub or shower drains because they sit at a lower level than a sink. Because of the health concerns, it’s imperative to call a plumber immediately. Call the plumbing company that Santa Barbara County trusts and the plumber your neighbors recommend. We’re here to help and a hassle-free appointment is just a phone call away.

8 Common Causes of Clogs
  • Hair
  • Soap
  • Dirt
  • Food Waste
  • Mineral Buildup
  • Small Objects
  • Toilet Paper Buildup
  • Tree Roots

Call Jerry’s When You See Signs Of A Clogged Drain

Backed up drains are never convenient. When a stoppage is starting to form, 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 prominently 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 clogged drain, immediately stop running all water. Unless it’s a clog in the city’s main sewer line, you need to call a professional plumber. One way to tell whether it’s a city backup is to check with immediate neighbors. If they’re experiencing a back-up, it’s time to call the city for further inspection. The city is responsible for the main sewer line that runs under the street, but they won’t take care of your main plumbing line that runs from your home to the main city sewer line. That’s when you need to call the experts at Jerry's Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning.

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. Our drain cleaning equipment includes specialized plumbing snakes, high-velocity water jetters, augers, cutter tools, video camera inspection, and more.

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. If your plumbing system is malfunctioning, you need to contact Jerry's Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning at (800) 697-8875 to make the necessary repairs. Blockages range in severity and the time it takes to clear, making it difficult to give an accurate estimate. Call the plumbing professionals at Jerry's Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning for an honest quote backed by the experience of knowledgeable plumbers.