Kansas City Rooter Services: Drain & Rooter Tips

August 23, 2023

Don’t Panic! Plan Ahead for Plumbing Emergencies

Imagine you’re doing laundry. While the machine hums pleasantly in the background, you decide you may as well wash the dishes while you’re waiting to transfer the load to the dryer. Suddenly, soapy water and bubbles smelling distinctly of laundry detergent are gushing up from the kitchen sink drain. And was that your toilet you just heard gurgling? You were craving a nice bubble bath, but this is definitely not what you had in mind.

Likely, there is a clog somewhere in the plumbing. While many clogs are easily fixed with a plunger or chemical drain cleaner, sometimes you need the assistance of a qualified plumber for Drain Opening and residential rooter services. Clogged drains can wreak havoc leading to more extensive problems like water damage and broken pipes.

What Causes Drain Clogs?

Preventing clogs and maintaining drains is the first line of defense in avoiding costly plumbing issues. One of the primary causes of clogging and slow drains is hair. You can reduce or eliminate this issue entirely by regularly using strainers and drain filters.

Despite the claims of many popular dish detergents, it is impossible to dissolve grease entirely. Eventually, this leads to grease buildup in your pipes. Also remember that cooking oils should never be poured directly down drains. It is best to dispose of these oils in a manner that will not clog the drainage system.

Food particles are also a leading cause of clogging. Those particles may seem tiny initially, but they build up over time, getting larger and causing blockages. Strainers and wire mesh filters are helpful in preventing this problem.

Another potential issue that may cause clogging is improperly installed pipes. Ultimately, improperly installed pipes will misalign and collapse. For this reason, it is essential that pipe installation and repair is handled by a skilled professional.

Sometimes there is no preventing a clog despite your best efforts. On occasions when a clog becomes more than a minor nuisance, it’s time to call in the pros.

Choosing a Plumber for Drain Opening and/or Residential Rooter Services

Finding someone you trust to fix your plumbing issues may seem like an overwhelming task, especially if you are experiencing a plumbing emergency. It is often tempting to choose a cheap fix, but it will only cost you more in the long run.

Doing a bit of research beforehand will ensure that you’re not just choosing the first company that calls you back when you have a plumbing emergency.

Here are a few things to consider when deciding who to hire for maintenance, clogged drains and general Kansas City rooter services:

  1. Are you speaking with an answering service or someone who can genuinely help you solve the problem? However, if it’s very late or on a weekend, you may get an answering service that forwards your message to a professional. In this case, consider how quickly an actual plumbing professional responds to your call.
  2. Receiving an accurate quote over the phone is difficult without someone actually assessing the problem. You often receive the base price of a service call, but costs may increase significantly depending on the complexity of the issue.
  3. Research the background of any plumbing company you’re considering. Are the employees trustworthy? Does the company perform background checks? Does the company offer and back guarantees? Do not be tempted to skip this step. Quick research is only a few keystrokes away.
  4. Check the reviews online. Reviews and other people’s experiences with a particular company can help you either choose or rule out a plumbing service.
  5. In a plumbing emergency, you need service fast. Does the company you’re considering offer 24-hour emergency service?

Call Hamilton Plumbing Heating A/C Rooter today at (913) 227-4943 and schedule an appointment to clear your drains or fix your rooter problems.

Last Updated: August 29, 2023