Is Your Drain Clogged?
Since 1979 the team at Rivers Plumbing, Heating and Air have provided superior drain cleaning support to the homeowners of Walnut Creek. When our red van with the yellow letters arrives at your home, you can trust that we have the equipment and the years of experience to quickly remove any type of drain clog that you are experiencing.
Each of our clients receives up-front pricing so that you can approve the cost of the service call before we begin work. We respect your time and your home, we will provide you with a window of time to expect our technician to arrive and when he leaves he will always clean up after himself.
Some of the equipment used to clean drains include:
- Hand Augers
- Machine Augers
- Drain Bladder
- Drain Stick
There are many drains in your home and each one of them can develop a clog for a variety of reasons. Serious clogs typically require more substantial measures like camera inspection of the pipes to locate and identify the cause of the clog. Often times tree roots or other items can become lodged in your plumbing system and will prevent water from flowing properly.Some of the more simple drain clogs that you might experience are:
Bathroom and Kitchen Sinks – The clogs that form in these areas of the home are typically caused by a build-up of grease, organic matter, and soap that has been rinsed down the drain. These products mix together to form a residue that binds to the inside of the plumbing pipes and eventually restricts the flow of water. When a clog forms and water begins to back up it can cause a situation that is hazardous to the health of the people in the home because the water is ripe with bacteria that will continue to decay and grow. It is important to have these clogs addressed by a professional, rather than using an over the counter drain cleaning chemical as they can be quite caustic and can cause corrosion of your pipes. If you notice a gurgling or a nasty odor coming from your bathroom or kitchen drain, call the experts at Rivers Plumbing, Heating and Air.
Bathtub and Showers – The most common reason that bathtub and shower drains become clogged is because of hair. In fact, an adult will lose up to 200 pieces of hair daily and much of that hair loss occurs while bathing. It is easy for this large mass of hair to become tangled into a knotted ball, which is then rinsed down the drain only to become caught or lodged somewhere in the plumbing system resulting in a clog. To prevent this from happening it is a good idea to place a hair catching drain cover in your shower or bathtub. These accessories allow the water and shampoo residue to rinse down the drain like a sieve but, capture large particles like hair so that you can discard it in the trashcan before it goes down the drain.
For more than 30 years the highly-trained team at Rivers Plumbing, Heating and Air have been helping Walnut Creek homeowners with their drain cleaning needs. We know how important it is that all of the drains in your home be working properly. A clog in any room of the home can be disruptive and unsanitary and getting it unclogged as quickly as possible is a priority. We provide emergency plumbing services and even if your situation is not an emergency, we often times can perform a service call in the same day it was requested. We are proud of our well-earned reputation for providing the highest quality service and a tremendous value and we are dedicated to maintaining that reputation with each customer interaction.