Residential Drain Cleaning – Clogged Bathroom Drain
Serving the Greater Portland OR Area
A clogged bathroom drain can be frustrating because it greatly impacts the daily lives of everyone in the home. A clogged shower drain can create problems for morning routines. When bathroom drain troubles arise, it is a good idea to take care of the problem immediately. A clogged bathtub drain can lead to a sewer system backup, and in the worst cases, sewage can spill out onto floors. Avoid disaster and excessive cleanup costs by contacting your Portland OR drain cleaning experts to clean your drains at the first sign of a problem.
When is a bathroom drain cleaning needed?
The following signs indicate a potential clogged bathroom sink drain:
- Slow draining sink, shower, or toilet.
- Sitting water in the sink or bathtub after use.
- A toilet that doesn’t flush completely without holding the handle down.
- Gurgling sounds coming from the toilet or shower drain.
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Why hire a professional plumber?
A professional plumber has the experience and tools to clear even the most stubborn clogs. To prevent the clog from coming back, it is important to identify the root cause of the problem. Clearing a drain using store-bought chemicals may work temporarily, but the issue will often come back within a week or two. Harsh chemicals pose a safety hazard, and they can also damage pipes and fixtures. If chemicals do not clear the drain, the resulting fix will be more complicated and expensive since the chemicals will still be a safety hazard inside the pipes.
A plumber will generally clear drains using a snake or jetter, depending on the type of drain and the extent of the problem. All Pro Plumbing Services can also use a drain inspection camera to see inside the drain and identify the cause of the problem. The most common causes of drain issues include:
- Solid items being flushed, including “flushable” wipes and feminine hygiene products.
- Offset pipes: Older pipes may be laid in 3-foot sections, and sections may not line up properly.
- Soap and hair build-up.
If you have tried to unclog your bathroom drains using a plunger or chemical drain cleaners, but the clog is still causing problems, it is time to contact the journeyman plumbers at All Pro Plumbing Services, cleaning drains all throughout the Portland OR metro area.