Common Signs of Drain Problems
Of course, we understand that things don’t always go as planned.
It’s important to understand the signs of a clogged drain so you
can call the professionals before it turns into a full-blown plumbing
If you notice any of these signs, it may be time to call a professional:
- Gurgling noises
- Slow or low water pressure
- Toilet needs to be plunged often
- Strange or foul odors emitting from drains
- Puddles of water near bathtub or sink
- Pooling water around the drain opening
If you’re experiencing any of these problems, it’s essential to
contact our skilled team of drain specialists as soon as possible. Clogged drains should never be ignored or put off
What About Chemical Drain Cleaners?
We’ve all been there. After getting ready in the morning, you notice
your drain is beginning to pool water in the basin. Wasting no time, we
reach for the chemical drain cleaner that’s been under our sink
for what seems like ages. Although they remain one of the most accessible
solutions when it comes to clogged drains,
store-bought chemical drain cleaners should be avoided.
Chemical drain cleaners are available in a variety of forms including foam,
gel, or powder; however, all drain cleaners do the same thing. When these
chemicals enter your pipe, they meet the clog and begin to react, causing
heat. This heat helps break down the clog so it can be flushed away. Unfortunately,
this heat not only affects your clog, but it also affects your pipes –
especially if they are made of plastic or older metal.
Some cons of chemical drain cleaners include:
Health Hazard – Improper use of chemical drain cleaners can cause serious health problems
that should not be taken lightly. Since these solutions are created with
concentrated chemicals, they can irritate your lungs or eyes. Also, if
the chemicals come in contact with your skin, severe burns can occur.
Pipe Damage – Like mentioned above, the heat generated by the chemicals can have unfortunate
effects on the lining of your pipes. If chemical cleaners are used often,
your pipes will need to be replaced over time.
Not a One-Size-Fits-All Solution – Chemical drain cleaners are meant to break down elements such as grease,
soap, hair, and other organic waste. If there is something trapped in
your drain causing a blockage, such as a tree root, these will prove to
Non-Eco-Friendly – Portions of chemical drain cleaners have an infamous history of making
their way into water sources and ground areas. Unfortunately, the containers
used will always have tiny amounts of chemicals left in them that cause
significant issues when they hit the landfill.
Although chemical drain cleaners are easy to use and relatively inexpensive,
do your best to avoid them. Instead, next time you are experiencing an
issue with a clogged or slow-draining drain, turn to our Islip
drain and sewer cleaning company, Zoom Drain of Long Island.
Have more questions? Check out our
FAQ page or
contact us online today!
Zoom Drain Cleaning Methods
At Zoom Drain, we offer a variety of services to clean your drain. When
you hire us for our drain cleaning services, we’ll complete a thorough
inspection to ensure we have a full understanding of your plumbing system
issues, as well as what options would work best for you and your system.
Some of the methods we provide into the locals of Islip include:
PowerSnake Services – Our specialists will run a snake with a blade head through the problem
drain to cut directly through obstructions, allowing them to be flushed
away. This efficient method will have your water flowing smoothly again
in no time.
Water Jetting Services – We use our ZOOM Jetting® system to blast away debris, sludge, grease,
and tree roots. The high-pressure water jetting will make sure nothing
stands in the way of your plumbing system to operate normally.
Drain Cleaning After Care – Before your drains clog, or after you’ve had a cleaning service,
it’s crucial to maintain them. We offer a variety of care products,
including ZOOM DRAIN Bio™, CitraJet®, and RootX®. These
are designed to help you maintain your pipes without causing future damage
to your system.
Whether you own a business or home in Islip, our
five-star team can find a solution that works for you and your plumbing system. Our professionally
trained, experienced, and knowledgeable experts can service virtually
any drain on your property. We are dedicated to leaving you with clear
and clean drains and full customer satisfaction.
Schedule an appointment online or give us a call at
(516) 344-8632 to schedule your next drain cleaning service in Islip,