Occasionally, homeowners in Ardrossan find themselves with a leaky pipe that just won’t stop or a shower drain that won’t, well, drain. This is when you need the services of an experienced plumber!
Finding a clogged drain in your home is frustrating. If the water is pooling around any of the drains in your Ardrossan home and not draining, we’re sorry to say that you have a drain clog. But luckily, for plumbers this is a fairly easy fix. RepairCare can send a qualified and licensed plumber to inspect and fix any clogged drains you may be facing.
The most common types of clogs include:
Garbage Clogs: Your garbage disposal isn’t able to take anything you throw down it. Grease, oil, bones, cigarette butts, twist ties, paper, and napkins are just some of the things that should never be thrown down the garbage disposal. Not only does this break the drains, but they can turn into a smelly sludge, clogging the drain, stinking up your home, and resulting in the need for a repair.
Toilets Clogged: The only things that you should be flushing down the toilet is human waste and a reasonable amount of toilet paper. Napkins, paper towels, and feminine hygiene products should go in the garbage, not down the toilet. The plumbing system of toilets wasn’t designed to push those items through to the sewer, and if they are flushed, it will very likely result in a clog.
Hair Clogs: When you shower, some of your hair inevitably goes down the drain, which is normal, but it can easily get stuck. This is more likely to happen if you have long or thick hair. You can tell when your shower drain is clogged if the water is taking a long time to drain or you notice a large amount of water pooling at the drain. While annoying, getting rid of a hair clog can be simple enough for a certified plumber, but it should be taken care of right away as a clog can damage the pipes and result in a leak, which can become very expensive to fix.
If you see water building up around any of the drains in your home and not flowing through or draining quickly like it’s supposed to, it is likely you have a drain clog. RepairCare can send a qualified and licensed plumber to inspect and fix any clogged drains you may be facing.
Damaged pipes, worn out hardware or a poor connection can result in leaks and can cause a great deal of damage if not fixed immediately.
The most common types of leaks include:
Unfortunately, we can’t control nature, but we can protect our Ardrossan homes from floods. Household waterproofing and flood protection can save you thousands of dollars in the event of a nasty flood in your area, as well as helps to protect your home and all of your belongings inside.
Sewer backups are the results of a couple of different things. This can include blockages from drain line corrosion, tree roots, improper disposal of grease products, and excess water following a flood or heavy rainfall that causes sewage to flow out of the Ardrossan city sewer lines and into homes via the drain pipes.
Unclogging the sewer line is not something that you should attempt yourself with chemical drains.The chemicals can actually damage the insides of the pipes by wearing down the material, which can result in bigger disasters in your home.
Only a licensed plumber will know how to properly remove the clog or blockage from your pipes and sewer line. Trying to do it yourself will cause more damage, especially if you have no idea what you’re doing, and will cost you more in the long run. If you’ve got a backed up sewer, it’s important to get help right away, let RepairCare help!
Checking the key parts of your Ardrossan home plumbing can help you stay ahead of potential problems or repairs as well as allow you to do preventative maintenance tasks to keep everything in tip-top shape. An inspection checks your pipes, drains, toilets and fixtures. Diagnoses and inspections are designed to help you maintain the long term health of your home.