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How to Speed up Slow Drains

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Solutions to Slow Drains 2021

There are plenty of plumbing problems that don’t seem like they need to be fixed immediately. For example, a faucet that drips or even slow drains in your home. Most Fox Valley homeowners will wait until it gets much worse before taking action. As your local plumber, trust us when we say fix the problem before it becomes an even bigger problem. This is especially true with slow drains — when water in your sinks, tube, or toilets is moving slowly, we encourage you to pay attention to that. If you have a chemical drain cleaner that doesn’t seem to solve the issue or the issue returns within a few weeks, that is a sign there is something in your main sewer line that is causing the problem. In this article, our Tureks Plumbing team shares how to speed up slow drains in your home

When To Call A Local Plumber

Most emergency plumbers will tell you that slow drains should never be dealt with lightly because they are usually in the early stages of a serious and complex plumbing issue. What may eventually happen is all of your plumbing fixtures will back up and possibly become unusable when slow drains are ignored. Slow drains could mean that there’s a growing buildup in your drain, and when there’s a buildup of anything, there’s always a risk of damage to the plumbing structure.

Slow Drains Aren’t Safe

Also, clogs can cause widespread contamination. Say, your kitchen sink won’t drain quickly; germs and bacteria from the drain and the sink will just settle and breed there. That area of your home will stink, and fungus and other unsavory elements might grow. Our friends at McQuillan Bros, who offers Twin Cities Plumbing services, agree that those experiencing slow drains are creating a bigger problem than just an inconvenience. It’s important to hire a professional if you continue to experience slow drains. 

Slow Drains Are Frustrating

That’s not the only inconvenience you’ll have to deal with; naturally, you won’t be able to use your kitchen sink for washing dishes and all the other tasks you normally use it for. Your routine will have to change, and that can affect your quality of life at home.

However, slow drains shouldn’t make your life difficult because they’re very easy to solve. Any emergency plumber can take care of this issue and restore the proper working order of your plumbing system. Whatever the reason behind it may be, the best plumbing professionals have a collection of effective solutions ready.

May Need Drain Cleaning 

For clogs in the drain pipes, emergency plumbers in the Fox Valley area use a specialized sewer camera to examine the root of the clog and to pinpoint its exact location. In an attempt to solve the problem of slow drains, they use everything from a high-pressure water jetter, to an auger, to a variety of special plumbers tools to quickly dislodge food debris, soap scum, and other buildups so wastewater can flow away from the house quickly. This is usually done from the main sewer clean-out located on the outside of your home. 

That’s not all plumbers do when they take care of slow drains and get rid of blockages in the sewer lines. They also inspect the structural integrity of the plumbing system to see if there are other issues present that may be contributing to the faulty performance of the system or issues that have developed as a result of the initial plumbing problem. For example, pipe corrosion, or something like tree root damage that may impact your sewer system. Ask Tureks Plumbing about our trenchless sewer drain repair services.

Contact Tureks Plumbing in Appleton, WI

If you’re dealing with slow drains, that’s a real problem that you need to address appropriately — right away. Call in the pros and put an end to the inconvenience it creates. If you are in need of an experienced plumber or drain cleaning service in Fox Valley, give Turek’s Plumbing a call, we are here to solve your plumbing problems and earn your business. 

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in June 2016 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. 

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