The Cost Of Unplugging A Clogged Drains

By: JMS Re-Pipe Santa Monica  09/27/2016
Keywords: Clogged Drains, Sewer & Drain Cleaning, Drain Opening

Clogged drains are one of those inconvenient facts of life. It’s usually a matter of when rather than if for most households and businesses. So what does it cost to fix the problem? It can be tough to predict what the cost to repair a clogged drain will be without knowing the full extent of the cause of the clog. Ultimately, the cost to repair a clogged drain will depend on a couple of factors. How Severe Is The Clog? Some clogs are minor and can be cleared with a chemical drain opening liquid or a simple plunger. You can also pick up a super powerful compressed air drain opener at the hardware store, which actually works better and is safer for the environment. For more severs clogs you may need to call in a professional plumber like JMS Express Plumbing to snake your drain. Time is money and plumbers charge by the hour. The longer it takes the more it is going to cost. How Many Clogs Are There? If you have one clogged drain, then it is most likely a matter of hair or inappropriate objects that have fallen down the drain. If there are multiple drains that are clogged, then the problem could be in the drain between the fixture and main line or branch drain line. A warning sign of a multiple drain clog could be if water appears on your bathroom floor when you’re doing laundry, for example. This could be a sign that a clog has occurred in the main line. The cost to repair a clogged drain will increase if it’s in the main line or if there are multiple drains that need to be repaired. What Caused The Clog? Hair, grease, soap and other debris are often the cause of common clogs. As discussed earlier in the article the homeowner can often address them if they aren’t too serious. One potential cause is pipe corrosion. Corroded pipes provide the perfect environment for clogs to get started. Corrosion is typically caused by water with low or high pH, the presence of salt or sulfates, suspended solids, bacteria or improper installation. If this is the cause of your problem, then the cost to repair a clog might increase if it means the eventual replacement of corroded pipes. Trenchless Sewer Line Repair Trenchless sewer pipe replacement can help you avoid the disruption and costs associated with digging long trenches in your yard and tearing up landscaping, hardscaping, driveways and other structures that commonly occurs with replacing damaged sewer lines. With traditional trenching, you’re often forced to pay to dig up the street in front of your home, for traffic to be rerouted and for any repairs to any city-owned property or main sewer lines. This can range from a few thousand dollars to $20,000 or more. The most common types of trenchless sewer line replacement are pipe lining and pipe bursting. A master plumber such as JMS Express Plumbing has the skills and equipment needed to do the job. Maintain Your Drains Flushing your drain with hot water and baking soda a couple of times per year is a great way to help prevent clogs. Cleaning your garbage disposal with Dawn Detergent and Ice cubes is a good way to prevent problems in the kitchen sink. An ounce of prevention is always worth a pound of cure.

Keywords: Clogged Drains, Clogs, Drain Opening, Sewage Pipes, Sewer & Drain Cleaning, Sewer Pipes

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