Clogged drains can be any homeowner’s nightmare. There is nothing worse than waking up in the morning and trying to brush your teeth while you slowly see the water rising and not draining properly. If your sink is at that point you most likely need a professional plumber to get the job done properly.
According to Home Advisor, the average cost of drain unclogging for a sink is between $109 and $214. Even if you manage to significantly reduce the clogging by pouring a solution down the drain, this won’t prevent it from happening again.
Clogged sinks and showers are not the only issue homeowners face. Did you know that, according to a survey done by the SCOTT Clog Clinic, one in five Americans have to deal with clogged toilets?
A clogged toilet can cost an average $273! The cost can be significantly reduced if you snake your own toilet, but do you really want to? This job should be left to professional plumbers to avoid causing more damage to your pipes and incurring in additional costs to repair them.
Avoiding a Clog
How can you prevent your pipes from getting clogged? The plumbing experts at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain recommend that you carry out regular maintenance drain cleaning, particularly if your pipes are clogging often. When you treat the blockage at the first sign of a problem – rather than waiting for it to worsen over time – the cost will significantly decrease.
Other things you could do to avoid clogged drains are:
- Run hot water when putting anything down the kitchen sink.
- Dispose of hair in the trash.
- Flush your piping periodically by filling the sink with water and then releasing it.
- Do not put oil, grease, coffee grounds, tea bags or egg shells down the drain – these items belong in the trash or compost pile.
- Schedule regular drain cleaning.
Contact the Plumbing Experts at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain
Don’t wait until your drains are completely clogged, avoid the higher cost! Schedule maintenance drain cleaning in your area with bluefrog Plumbing + Drain. Find your location here.
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