Hillcrest Plumbers Answer Common Drainage Questions
We've compiled a list of the most common plumbing questions asked over the year, and had our expert plumbers answer them. This list will continue to grow.
Should I clean my own drains?
Although people think that they are saving money by doing it themselves, but most often they're doing the job wrong. The inside of a drain runs deep, and cannot be seen without specialized equipment. The importance of specialized equipment insure that your drains are fixed, safe from damage, and cleaned.
How can I predict if my drain is clogged?
Unfortunately, you usually can't until it is too late. A clogged drain sneaks up on your home and before you know it, causes mayhem. The best preventative measure is to get your drains inspected semi-annually, by a professional licensed plumber like Hillcrest Plumbing and Heating.
Are there preventative measures I can take to prevent clogged drains?
Absolutely. Make it part of your routine to flush and clean your drains with hot water and disinfectant. Ensure that every drain has a proper drain cover that prevents debris from going in. Never flush cooking oils down the drain - they can harden in your pipes and clog the drain.
How often should I get my drains inspected?
Our years of experience with drainage allows us to recommend that you get your indoor drains and outdoor drains inspected semi-annually. Remove any visible debris, and clean your gutters.
Should I use chemical drain cleaners?
Unless you are a chemist and fully understand the composition of the chemical, we do not recommend you to use chemicals to clean your drains. These chemicals may be the job done, but can damage your drains and pipes. These chemicals are also terrible for our water systems, as they are not biodegradable.