Drain Cleaning And Clogged Drain Prevention

Drains clog. When you run soap, hair, greases and food particles through narrow pipes, debris builds up on the walls of the pipes. Without proper drain cleaning, blockages in kitchens, bathrooms, showers, tubs, toilets and laundry sinks will develop. When they do, professional drain cleaning tools and experienced plumbers from Schoenwalder Plumbing are the answer.

Do-it-yourself drain cleaners can do more harm than good in the long run. And, they often just delay the inevitable. Call a professional and have your drains and sewers unclogged the right way the first time.

Professional TIP:  Lye is the main ingredient in most home remedy drain cleaners. While a small amount of lye can be safe, too much can have serious consequences. If you have a major clog, call a pro – strong drain cleaners aren’t safe when used too often or in large amounts. Always follow the directions on the label exactly.

Prevention is Better than a Cure — Use Drain Cleaning Regularly to Avoid Clogs 

A professional drain cleaning service once a year is an excellent preventative to avoid clogged drains. Schoenwalder Plumbing’s experienced sewer and drain cleaning technicians have the proper tools to remove clogs from your drains without damaging your pipes or the environment. Depending upon how old your pipes are and how often you’ve had clogged drains in the past, you may need professional drain cleaning more than once a year – our experts can recommend a schedule for you. 

Prevent A Clogged Drain

The pipes running through your home are truly “out of sight, out of mind” when it comes to routine cleaning and maintenance. Most of us don’t worry about pipes and drains until they are making weird sounds, backing up or smelling funny.

A routine cleaning and inspection should be as common as wiping off the kitchen countertops and cleaning the toilet bowl. Bathtub, shower and bathroom sinks should be checked regularly – there’s always hair and soap or shampoo residue making its way into the pipes. Soap, shampoo and toothpaste bind other debris into a clogging mass.

Here’s a schedule for inspections to help avoid serious problems:

  • At least once a week—
    • Pull out the pop-up stoppers in bathroom sinks and remove any debris before rinsing it and replacing it properly
    • Remove the drain cover in the shower and bathtub and remove any debris found there – you might want to use a stiff-bristle brush or bent wire to get inside and pull out anything that’s collected
  • At least once a month—
    • Thoroughly clean your garbage disposer – there are special brushes for the job, or grind up a few cups of ice cubes and add some salt to cut the slime that builds on the edges. Flush it out with clean water – add half a lemon or lime to freshen the smell

High Pressure Water Jetting 

High pressure water jetting eliminates heavy grease blockages and buildup, restoring your drain’s efficiency. It’s a high-tech solution to an age-old problem.

Professional TIP:  One thing is guaranteed — Drains and sewers always clog at the most inopportune moment.

Call now, before a clogged drain becomes a problem, to discuss a regular maintenance program to keep your drains flowing safe and clean. There is no obligation and we will recommend a maintenance plan custom-fit to your needs.

Call Schoemwalder Plumbing for clogged drain prevention and professional drain cleaning in Lake Country and Waukesha WI.