A clogged drain, though common, is an inconvenience most homeowners have to deal with from time to time. Just like other aspects of your home, drains must be maintained and cleaned regularly to prevent more significant problems. If left alone, drain blockages can lead to pipe leaks, flooding and structural damage.
At Gotelli Plumbing we have decades of industry experience, so we don’t balk at the sight of clogged drains. We can help you spot the warning signs of drain clogging, identify the cause and remove stubborn blockages. For thorough plumbing services in San Rafael that you can depend on, turn to our team.
What Causes A Clogged Drain
Sometimes it can seem like a clog came from nowhere. By understanding the common causes of plumbing blockages, you can avoid this household issue. One of the most frequent causes of drain blockages is hair. Hair has a way of sticking together and causing a clogged shower drain or a backed-up sink. Another culprit is mineral buildup from hard water or built-up grease from certain brands of bar soap.
Also, small objects can cause big problems when they find their way into your drains. Avoid flushing or sending things down the drain that are meant to be tossed in the garbage. Toilet paper buildups are also very common, especially in older homes. The good news is, Gotelli Plumbing is prepared to take on any drainage challenge in the San Rafael area – reach out today!
Signs Your Drain Is Clogged
Minor drain clogs can be harmless when dealt with quickly, but some clogs can cause extensive damage to your plumbing. Luckily, there are clear warning signs that can help you identify when your drain is showing signs of clogging.
- Water is slow to drain
- Water pooling at your feet in the shower
- Water bubbling in the toilet when you run your sink
- A foul odor coming from your kitchen sink
- Water backing up after draining slowly
Drain clogs affect more than just the sink or tub where the blockage formed. Clogs can cause negative pressure to form in your plumbing, create leaks or lead to flooding in your home. Let our team clear your drains and get your system back to normal.
Benefits Of Professional Drain Cleaning
Many homeowners opt for DIY methods to clear their own drains. The downsides of many of these methods are that the results are short-lived, drain clearing chemicals pose a health hazard and sometimes these methods lead to pipe damage. With professional drain cleaning services from our team, you can maintain your pipes and enjoy benefits like:
- Increase water pressure
- Identify minor leaks ahead of major damage
- Eliminate foul drain odors
- Eradicate frequent blockages
- Restore drain efficiency
Professional drain cleaning from Gotelli can eliminate the source of your pipe blockages so your plumbing runs like new.
How Does A Drain Cleaning Work
Our team can use different methods to clear your blockage. We may use a drain snake or descaling equipment to clear away buildup. For major blockages caused by tree roots, thick mineral deposits or serious clogs, we can provide you with hydro-jetting services.
If your plumbing issue comes from your sewer line instead of your water main, let us provide sewer line services for your home. We can clear blockages from your sewer pipes to eliminate issues like water backing up and bubbling toilets. With pipeline assessments from Gotelli, your plumbing issues will be a thing of the past.
Dependable Plumbing Experts In Marin County
Whether you’re facing a major or minor clog, we can help restore your pipes back to normal. If you have a clogged drain, or you notice water taking a long time to drain, contact Gotelli Plumbing. We provide plumbing snake services and other cleaning techniques for our San Rafael customers.
Our plumbers can unclog drain buildup and blockages in your pipes – so water can drain the way it’s supposed to. From your toilet and tub to your kitchen and bathroom sinks, at Gotelli, we’ve got you covered! Reach out to us today!