Bathroom Drain Cleaning
Toilets and bathtubs are something homeowners rarely think about until something goes wrong and you’re standing in a pool of murky water. Clogged toilets and showers are not only an inconvenience, but they can also cause distress in your home.
When blockages happen in your home, D&F Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling is here for you. We provide expert drain cleaning services in the Portland OR and Vancouver WA area. Whether it’s hair clogs in your shower or a backed-up toilet, we can unclog any drain!
Signs of a Clogged Toilet
Toilet clogs are one of the most frequently clogged drains in the home. If your toilet is clogged or is on the verge of clogging, you may experience the following.
- Water rising
- Slow draining or failure to drain
- Gurgling sounds or bubbles
- Overflowing water
Clogged toilets need to be cleared carefully to avoid a major disaster from occurring. At D&F Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling, we have the tools and experience necessary to effectively and safely clear any type of clog, including toilet clogs.
How to Prevent a Toilet Clog
The best way to avoid a serious clog is to stop things from flowing down the bathroom drains. Here are just a few of our favorite recommendations:
- Install hair strainers in your shower and bathtub drains
- Don’t flush tissues, feminine hygiene products, or wipes down the toilet
- Keep small children away from toilets, as they can flush down small objects
- Don’t use chemical drain cleaners to fix troublesome clogs, as they can make the clog worse or damage your pipes
How Do I Know My Shower Drain is Clogged
If you have a clogged shower drain, you may experience the following:
- Poor drainage
- Dirty water
- Water is backing up
- Unpleasant odor coming from the drain
- Drain makes a gurgling sound
If you’re noticing any of the signs, it’s important that you address them immediately. Failure to clear a drain clog can lead to bigger problems. Clogs can develop deeper into your plumbing system and cause a pipe to burst, which is why it’s important to get your clogged bathroom drains serviced as early as possible.
What Causes Drain Blockages
Drain blockages are typically caused by the following:
- Built-up soap scum
- Excess dirt and hair
- Hard water
- Dead skin cells
- Foreign objects (toys, diapers, feminine products)
- Flushable wipes
- Excess toilet paper
If you’re experiencing a serious bathroom clog, we always recommend calling a professional plumber. If you need emergency plumbing services, you can always call D&F! We provide quick and reliable plumbing services and we’ll have your clog cleared in no time!
Experts in Bathroom Drain Cleaning
No matter how many steps you take to prevent bathroom drain clogs, sometimes a slow-moving drain is unavoidable. It’s important to call a professional plumber who can safely and effectively fix the issue as soon as you notice draining problems, so you can avoid a major plumbing problem.
At D&F Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling, we know how important it is to have properly working drains in your bathroom. Contact us for expert bathroom drain cleaning services–we also provide emergency drain cleaning and plumbing services!