3 Tips for Regular Drain Cleaning

Drain Cleaning

Most of us don’t worry about drain cleaning until our pipes become clogged. Certain substances can gather in our pipes and cause clogs. These are annoying by themselves, but if you have frequent clogs, they could build up pressure in your pipes and cause a leak. There are ways you can keep your drains clear with some simple drain cleaning practices and precautions.

Prevention is the Best Drain Cleaning Practice

The best method of drain cleaning is keeping certain foods out of your drains in the first place. Some items, like coffee grounds and eggshells, should never go down your drain. Even if you have a garbage disposal, these things don’t break down easily. Also, you never want to put grease or oil down your drains. The grease can solidify and cause a huge clog, while oil can mix with other particles in your drain and cause the same issue. Try to scrape as much grease and oil off your dishes as possible before putting them in the sink.

Also, after doing the dishes, run your hot water down the drain for about 20 seconds, or boil some water and put that down the drain with a squirt of dish soap. This will keep any grease from solidifying, and the dish soap will break down oil. Hot water is a very cost-effective method of drain cleaning.

Use a Drain Catcher

These are especially useful in the bathroom. Cleaning out hair from your drains is just gross. A drain catcher goes over your drain to catch hair or other types of particles that could clog your drains, such as exfoliants from your cleanser.

If you don’t have a garbage disposal, then these can help in the kitchen, too. Even if you do have a garbage disposal, it can only handle so much. A drain catcher can help your disposal not have to work so hard. Some types of food do not break down very well in the garbage disposal. A drain catcher can catch things, such as coffee grounds, so they don’t cause problems in your drains.

Baking Soda and Vinegar

Another simple drain cleaning tip is putting half a cup of baking soda down your drain, followed by a cup of vinegar, and flushing that with hot water. You can do this once a month to help keep your drains clear. Alternatively, you can use dish soap and hot water; this is especially helpful for kitchen drains where grease and oil are more common.

It’s not recommended to use store-bought clog removers. Every once in a while isn’t harmful, but if you are using clog removers a lot, you could be damaging your pipes. Also, the chemicals in them are not safe. Instead of using more drain clog remover, you might want to call in the professionals at Team Rooter to get rid of your clog problems for good.

If you are using all of these methods and your drains still aren’t flowing properly, then give Team Rooter a call. Slow and clogged drains can benefit from a professional drain cleaning. Our technicians will get your drains flowing quickly again. Give us a call today!

Team Rooter Commercial Services

Team Rooter provides the best commercial services

When your business starts to experience a plumbing issue, it’s easy to become worried and stressed. With Team Rooter, all of your stress and worries will be no more. We provide the best commercial services for all your plumbing needs. Check out all of the different services we can provide you and your business. Now you’ll no longer have to be concerned about your business’s plumbing problems. 

Drain Cleaning 

If the drain or pipes in your sink, tubs, or toilets become clogged or broken, we’re here to help. We can work with any type of drain issue you may be facing. We utilize the best level of equipment combined with high-quality service as we work to get your drain issues back to normal. 

Hydrojetting Commercial Services

What exactly is hydrojetting? This is the process of utilizing high-pressure water in order to properly clean out drains. Any type of pipe or drains you find backed up or having issues with flowing water can be easily cleaned with this method. We can simply release this pressured water into your pipes to have them working good as new in no time. 

Advanced Video Technology 

Sometimes the problem with your pipes is hard to diagnose from the outside. This is why we have state of the art video cameras that can be easily placed inside of your plumbing system. By watching the footage from these cameras in the pipes, we can best determine what the problem is. This makes it easier to find out what’s wrong and a quicker way to getting it fixed. 

Leak Repair Commercial Services

Sometimes a leak can occur without anyone even noticing it. To help with this, our commercial plumbing team can detect any leak before it starts to worsen. If a leak remains in your business for too long, it can cause further damage to other parts of your business as well. We can help spot this leak and fix it before it gets out of hand. 

Troubleshooting and Inspection 

Our team is filled with inspectors who are highly trained and qualified to find tanks and pipes that are experiencing plumbing issues or damage. Some plumbing problems are harder to detect than others. So we provide careful determination for finding any possible leaks that may be occurring. We’ll provide the necessary commercial services to fix any problems we’ve noticed. 

Septic Tank Repair 

If you’re noticing any issues with your septic tank, give our commercial services team a call. We specialize in installation, flushing, and repairing any type of septic tank issues you’re facing. There is no septic tank problem too big or small for us to tackle and conquer. 

Emergency Commercial Services 

We know emergencies can occur unexpectedly. We want to help as best as we can. This is why we will provide you with the top emergency services needed. We are available whenever you need us and will fix any plumbing damage as soon as possible. 

Basic Plumbing Needs 

If you see anything out of the ordinary happening with your plumbing and need someone to come to check it out, we’re the team for you. We can arrive at your business quickly to help fix any type of plumbing issue, big or small. Give us a call today to learn about how we can provide any of these plumbing services to help your business’s plumbing operate efficiently.

Team Rooter Restoration Services

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When disaster strikes and your home is in need of repair, Team Rooter is who you can turn to. We can provide you with the best restoration services to improve and repair your home. We offer a variety of different restoration services from residential to commercial, depending on the type of damage done to your home. 

Residential Plumbing Services 

When you find something leaking or not working properly in your home, we’re the people you can call. We’re a local service that works to help with any plumbing problems you may be facing. We have different pieces of equipment used to unclog your pipes or drains, and to fix them overall. Even if you’re seeing issues in your attic or basement that you aren’t sure about, reach out to us. Our plumbing restoration services team members will come to look it over and inspect it for you. 

Hydrojetting Restoration Services 

Hydrojetting is known to be one of the most powerful of all the restoration services we provide. Sometimes, when drain pipes seem to be too clogged to operate efficiently, they need to be unclogged with high pressure of water. This is when hydro jetting comes into play. Grease and other buildup are efficiently removed from the pipes by using the high pressure from the water. 

Our professional plumbing services team can help provide you with high-quality hydrojetting services to help remove any stubborn buildup happening inside of your pipes. 

Camera Line Inspection 

When it comes to your pipes and sewer line, you need to stay on top of it by properly monitoring your drains to make sure everything looks alright. We use camera inspections to see if your plumbing system needs any type of repair so it can be caught and handled ahead of time. The video is in high-resolution and we capture the footage for you to view and answer any questions you may have about what we find on camera. 

Commercial Restoration Services 

Though we do provide you with high-quality service to your home, that isn’t the only location we work with. We’re also available to provide our top-notch services to your business by using the best equipment and technology to give you accurate results and repairs. Give us a call and we can provide you with the best commercial service there is. 

Trenchless Sewer Repair and Replacement 

When there are problems with a customer’s sewage line, most companies will often dig through your house, creating unnecessary trenches trying to find or fix the problem. When this happens, it can tear your yard apart. We refrain from doing that with our trenchless sewer line repair service. 

We will either use pipelining to simply dig one hole and place a tube inside to fix the damaged pipe. Or we will use a method called pipe bursting, where we pull a new pipe through the broken one, and then we’ll pull the pipe out simply by only using two holes dug on both sides of the pipe. 

Sewer Line Replacement 

If your sewage pipes are critically clogged, you’ll need to have your sewer line properly replaced. Sometimes, it’s a fairly difficult job for your average plumbing service to complete. Luckily, we’re not an average plumbing service. Our professional team can help with the sewer line replacement that’s needed beneath the foundation of your business or home.  

Using Team Rooter Restoration Services 

When using our services, we can guarantee you’ll feel satisfied with the skilled, experienced services we provide. If you want to learn more about these services or are ready to put any of our skilled team members to the test, give us a call today.

Why You Should Hire A Professional For Regular Drain Cleaning

Outdoor Plumbing Pipes
Outdoor Plumbing Pipes
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Plumbing systems are easily maintained by regular drain cleaning. The problem is that most homeowners do not have the skills to properly inspect and clean their drains. Hiring a professional from Team Rooter might seem expensive at first, but having routine drain cleanings throughout your house can save you money in the long run. Here are a few reasons why you should hire a professional for your plumbing maintenance.

Regularity Is A Good Thing

Just like your digestive system, keeping your plumbing “regular” allows for efficient excretion of waste water. A professional plumbing team can regularly scrape out drains, which ensures that you won’t be left with sneaky clogged drains or septic systems when you least expect it. Establishing a relationship with a plumbing team like Team Rooter can help boost your confidence that your drainage system will be there when you need it most.

Improve The Lifespan Of Your Pipes

Regular drain cleanings prevent devastating damage to pipes.  Drains from kitchen sinks are exposed to a variety of food scraps, naturally building up grease and grime over time.  Bathroom drains and pipes accumulate hair and beauty product gunk that can clog pipes. Removing these products keeps excess water from corroding pipes during slowed movement. Team Rooter has a great track record of removing organic matter (such as food) stuck to pipes to ensure a smooth flow throughout your entire property.

Drain Cleaning Prevents Catastrophic Damage

There is nothing worse than a drain backup and having to hire an emergency plumber. Emergency drain cleanings often cost 2-3 times the price of regular drain cleaning maintenance. This is because most drain clogs happen after hours or around the holidays, when your plumbing system is put to the test more frequently.  Worse yet, avoiding regular drain cleanings can cause long-term damage to your pipes. Frequent clogs can put extra pressure on pipes and fittings, causing them to burst. If pipes carrying human waste burst, the sewage is a health hazard. Cleanup from pipes bursting is expensive and puts you at risk for having to replace the majority of your plumbing system.

Plumbing systems may seem complicated but scheduling regular drain cleanings is easy. Team Rooter has experienced plumbers that can quickly clear drains regularly. Over time, this will save you money and give you the peace of mind that your pipes are flowing well. Give us a call today or visit our website for more information.