Drain Cleaning

Drain Cleaning In San Antonio

An important part of the efficiency of your home plumbing system is drain cleaning. One thing a lot of people don’t realize about their plumbing is how a clog can affect their home. With a little bit of knowledge, you can go a long way toward preventing clogs from happening to you. If you do experience a clog in your plumbing system, Caliente Plumbing, Heating & Air has your professional solution. We offer drain clearing services in and all around San Antonio. Give us a call today for a quick solution!

Why Choose Caliente?

We know that a clogged drain can be a big issue for you home. We are talking about more than just an inconvenience. A clogged drain gone wrong can actually lead to some expensive repairs. We’ve got reliable plumbers with expertise in drain cleaning services. Our process is to complete a comprehensive inspection of the drain before taking any action. We’ll make a plan and then fix your issue.

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Clogs — Causes And Solutions

Several things can cause a clog in your plumbing. Probably the biggest culprit is hair. It can get into your drain and build up over time. Once this starts happening it will begin to block the flow of the water in your system. One way you can limit the effects hair in your drain is with the installation of a drain filter that will catch much of that hair and other items.

Grease also can cause a clog in your drain. If you are not careful, grease can build up from your dishes and pots and pans. The problem is that grease does not dissolve from soap. As this grease builds up, it can clog your pipes or drain. Make sure that you do not ever put grease from things like bacon or other foods down your drain. We recommend pouring those liquids into a jar and finding another way to dispose of it.

Don’t think that food isn’t to blame for clogs as well. Cause it is. It is so easy to have little food particles wash down the drain when you are rising dishes. This too, adds up over time and prevents water from flowing as it should. This is another reason you may want to invest in a strainer or wire mesh filter that can take the place of the stopper.

You might be surprised to learn that soap can actually cause a clogged drain. Many bars of soap actually are made with fat or grease. These materials can combine with minerals that are in the water and form a hard residue. This is sometimes called soap scum and can clog pipes and leave unwanted stains on your sinks, showers, and faucets. It may help to switch to soap free washes and then have your pipes cleaned to get rid of that soap scum.

Don’t forget about dirt. Too much dirt in the shower or on your clothes going through the wash can become an issue. If it builds up it can clog your pipes. Make sure you rinse or shake off the excess dirt on your clothes somewhere outside before cleaning them inside the home.

If you don’t have a water softener, your could be looking at having minerals from your water build up and create a mass that can block your drain. The good news is that a water softener is a great solution to that issue. This is because these minerals come from hard water. We specialize in water heaters and have earned the reputation as the best water heater and water softener service in San Antonio. If you do not have a water softener, you will need to get rid of sediment and build-up through descaling. These mineral build-ups can be the most difficult to deal with. Anytime you have an issue with water not flowing like it should, give Caliente Plumbing, Heating & Air a call.

How A Clog Affects Your Home

There are a few way that a clog can impact your home — and none of them are any good. You could be looking at a small issue, big problem, or anything in between. When your water is not able to flow through a drain, you could end up with standing water. The toilets may get backed up and quit flushing out drainage water. You could even end up with broken pipes. As bad as these issues sound — pretty bad — they can lead to even more problems. Water damage can occur pretty quickly if the situation is not properly rectified. Another result from all of these issues may be excessive water usage which can significantly drive up your water bill.

How We Fix A Clog

One method we use for this problem is called hydrojetting. This is normally done through a cleanout — accessible area that should be located in all plumbing systems. It is designed so plumbers can clean out clogs and the debris causing them. A hydro jetter pressurizes water and uses a powerful spray to safely clear debris out of the drain. You can count on Caliente Plumbing, Heating & Air for safe drain cleaning services that will have your system working as it should.

Call To Schedule Your Plumbing Service

Our team is standing by and ready to assist you with any plumbing issue you may have. Call us today to make an appointment for the finest plumbing services in the San Antonio, TX area. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency services. We provide friendly services and quick solutions. Call (210) 330-3000 to schedule an appointment.

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