Q) What are the signs of having tree roots in my sewer?
A) One of the sure signs that you have an issue with your sewer line is that multiple plumbing fixtures are backing up, such as a toilet, sink and shower. Another sign is if you are finding that your shower is backing up when you flush the toilet or if the toilet isn’t flushing and backing up and/or bubbling. Any of these issues is a sign to call a experienced drain cleaning company.
Q) How do roots, get in the sewer?
A) Tree roots seek out water sources to grow. If a root finds a crack in your sewer pipe, it will latch on and grow into the pipe in order to get to the water inside. This can cause many problems with clogs. The roots themselves will grow into a tangle of roots that will cause a clog itself. But as you use your home’s plumbing system, grease, paper and other debris that goes down through your sewer line will collect within the roots which can cause major headaches.
Drain clogs are very common and can occasionally happen overtime in your home. And we, of all people, understand that sometimes you just can’t prevent or plan plumbing mishaps. Your drains are a crucial part of your day to day life, and when one begins to clog you notice it immediately. Our technicians are drain experts and have answered some common drain cleaning questions that homeowners ask:
Q) If I have a slow drain or a clogged sink, should I use liquid drain cleaner?
A) NO! Using liquid drain cleaners are almost always a temporary fix if they even work. The chemicals in the liquid aren’t able to break the clog and remove it completely. Additionally, the chemicals in the liquid can cause damage to your actual pipes. Overuse of drain cleaner can cause the pipes to erode and may even cause health issues.
Q) There’s a foul odor coming from my garbage disposal, how do I get rid of it?
A) There are a few home remedies for this! Try putting ice cubes in the disposal and run it for 30 seconds. This will help remove the buildup, of food debris on the blades of your disposal. After you’ve done this, run hot water to remove the remaining debris.
Luckily our expert drain technicians at Kline Sewer & Drain will work with you to clear the roots in your sewer line. Kline Sewer & Drain specializes in sewer and drain cleaning, having done thousands of them over the years. You can rest easy knowing you are dealing with professionals, that see and fix sewer and drain back up problems. Everyone knows that clogged drains cause that sinking feeling when you’re washing your hands or taking a shower and water starts pooling in the tub, shower or sink. While the first instinct for many is to reach for a chemical drain cleaner to clean out the drain, this can actually damage your plumbing system further! Before you pour those corrosive chemicals down your clogged drain, call Kline Sewer & Drain instead!
If you have a slow or stopped up drain, don’t wait – pick up the phone and call us today – we’ll have your clogged cleared in no time! At Kline Sewer & Drain, we’ve seen all kinds of clogged drains. Let’s face it – there are not many things more frustrating than a clogged or slow drain in your bathroom or kitchen! That’s why we offer fast, full service drain cleaning, 7 Days a Week throughout the Quad Cities and surrounding area.
Q) Why does my sink make a “gurgling” noise when I flush the toilet?
A) A gurgling noise is a common sign that there could be a plumbing ventilation issue or a clog before the drain is vented. If you begin to hear the gurgling noise or if water begins to bubble in the shower when you flush the toilet, give us a call as soon as possible. There is a very good chance that you have a drain issue!
Q) What are some daily preventative measures I can take to keep my drains clog-free?
A) SINKS & BATHTUB: First things first, make sure all of your sinks and bathtubs have strainers in them. This will stop hair and unwanted materials from going down your drain.
GARBAGE DISPOSAL: Always try to minimize the amount of food you put down your garbage disposal. We advise our customers to avoid putting stringy or fibrous vegetables, grease, and starchy foods down your disposal.
TOILETS: It’s as simple as this: toilet paper and human waste should only be flushed down the toilet. Even the wipes labeled as “flushable” aren’t actually flushable!