If you are experiencing a clog Mr. Drippy Plumbing has seen and fixed it. With decades of experience, our techs know how to quickly diagnose. So, they can fix all your drain issues.
That is why in many cases, the homeowner or renter is the root cause of a clogged drain. There are things we can put down the drain while other things we can’t.
Moreover, creating simple household rules can dramatically minimize clogs in your home.
Collect and throw hair away in the trash after a shower
Throw away plant and dirt
Collect, seal, and throw away grease
Throw all toiletries in the trash can
Reasons Behind a Clog
- Heavy Rain and Storms – Throughout heavy rainfall in Birmingham, it is common to experience a clog. However most drains aren’t designed to take the full impact of the overflow of rainwater in gutters and downpipes. Therefore it can cause a blockage that needs to be cleaned out ASAP.
- Broken Pipes – Although water pipes can break for many reasons the two most common are tree roots growing around the pipes as well as general wear and tear. So as soon as the pipe experiences a fracture, it can be susceptible to blockage. However this is tricky because unless you can visibly see the broken pipe, it can be difficult to diagnose the issue unless you have a sewer camera.
- Poor Water Flow – The first way to detect this is when you turn on your water and notice it's trickling out rather than it flowing like normal. This is a sign of low water pressure or a flow issue. So what causes the blockage? As water flows through the pipes it can carry dissolved minerals that deposit on metal surfaces. But the most common causes are shower-heads or parts of the taps dissolving and creating a clog.
- Bad Pipe Installation – Improper pipe installation can definitely result in costly drain blockages. Pipe installation can be expensive and you may consider using a handyman or DYI method to save money on renovations. Without a licensed plumber for proper pipe installation, you run the risk of incorrect water flow, fractured pipes, and costly repairs.
Most Popular Drain Cleaning Services
Sewer Camera Inspection – Our sewer camera inspection takes the guesswork out of uncovering clog and drain issues. The video inspection allows us to accurately diagnose as well as fix the problem in no time
Sewer Line Repair – If you’ve ever flushed your toilet and noticed water coming up in the shower or tub drain you probably have a sewer line clog. This clog will cause the water to flow back up the pipes and come out at the lowest point which is usually your shower drain.
Water Line Repair – Corrosion can cause your pipes to deteriorate or even break. This can create blockages and restrict your water flow.
So if you want drain clearing in Birmingham or are looking for Birmingham drainage solutions, We can be a perfect fit!
This section is designed to help answer some of our most frequently asked questions. Still, have a question? Always feel free to give us a call and we'd be happy to get you an answer.
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