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Effectively Unclogging Drains & Clearing Sewer Lines

It can be incredibly frustrating to have your sewer or drain system back up. When it happens, you need a team you can count on to address the issue quickly and efficiently. At The Plumbing Authority, our team of expert plumbers in Knoxville can provide you with the plumbing services you need. We have years of experience providing drain cleaning and unclogging services and can handle even the worst clogs.

We know that these problems can be a hassle, which is why we work to provide lasting solutions that you can count on for drain inspection and repair. Whether your problems have stemmed from something as simple as a small toilet clog or a much more serious issue, we have all the skills you need to address those problems.

Call The Plumbing Authority today at (865) 238-2280 to schedule a drain cleaning in Knoxville!

Common DIY Drain Cleaning Mistakes

Deciding to DIY and clean up a clogged drain may save you some money—if you completely know what you’re doing. More often than not, however, DIY methods can do more harm than good to your plumbing and you might end up having to call your local plumber to fix the mess.

DIY drain cleaning mistakes you should avoid:

  • Mistake 1: Pouring chemical cleaners - Commercial drain cleaners contain harsh chemicals that slowly eat away some plumbing components. Also, note that not all clogs can be dissolved by drain cleaners. The grease you pour down your drain is just washed down further the piping line where it joins all the other greases: forming massive blocks (fatbergs) that lead to a more serious clogging problem.
  • Mistake 2: Water blasting your drain - Water pressure may work but not for large clogs. Thrusting your garden hose or using your pressure washer can only add pressure to the pipe to the point that it may leak or burst. You may end up needing to clean your soaked kitchen or bathroom floor, not to mention that you’ll be exposed to filthy drain water.
  • Mistake 3: Use of inappropriate, makeshift tools - A favorite improvised drain cleaning tool of homeowners is the metal coat hanger, which they bend and shove down the pipe in the hope that it can reach and hook the clog out—but it could just get stuck or even damage an already thinning pipe. Some even use other household objects like wooden spoons. Note that these materials can break or get trapped, making your clogging problem more complicated.
  • Mistake 4: Meddling with the piping - Unless you have adequate knowledge of plumbing, never ever disassemble the pipes yourself. First of all, just because the fit feels tight, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s secured. Plus, if ever you break any parts in the course of your work, you’ll end up having to buy replacement parts. You also have to ensure that they’re the right size and the connector is made of the right material to avoid leaking or corrosion.

To effectively clean a drain, you have to determine the kind of clog and where that clog is located along the pipeline. Instead of attempting to fix the problem yourself, schedule a professional Knoxville drain cleaning with The Plumbing Authority. These professionals have all the required tools and equipment to remedy your drain problem. In fact, you could save more money trusting them compared to the risk and cost associated with remedying slip ups from DIY attempts.

4 Ways To Avoid Needing Drain Cleaning

1. Put a hair-stopper on your shower drain - If your shower drain keeps getting clogged, you'll need the services of our Knoxville drain cleaning experts again and again. If you install a hair-stopper, then you could save yourself the constant hassle of getting your shower drain cleaned again and again.

2. Add a lint catcher to your washing machine's water line - All of your clothes dirt and debris don't just disappear when your washing machine is done. What this gunk does is go into your water line and cause all sorts of clogs and stoppages.

3. Throw out your cooking oils in the garbage - While it might be convenient to simply wash away all of your cooking oils in your sink, these fatty substances will latch themselves onto the inside of your pipes. Once that happens, a clog on the way as these sticky oils will catch food that's passing by.

4. Don't put the following food items down the garbage disposal - Pasta, rice, celery, egg shells, and coffee grounds should all be thrown away in the garbage as opposed to thrown down your garbage disposal. Sure, you can get away with it every now and then. But if you're constantly putting these food items down your garbage disposal it's just a matter of time until you'll need our Knoxville drain cleaning experts to clear your clog.

Benefits of Professional Knoxville Drain Cleaning

Bear in mind that while it may be tempting to turn to store-bought chemical drain cleaners, these solutions are actually very damaging to your pipe system. Not only are they often not very effective at addressing the actual clogs, but they can also degrade your pipe system, leading to expensive repairs or replacements down the line.

Call today or contact us online to schedule Knoxville drain cleaning or sewer services. Our licensed plumbers use only the latest cutting-edge technology!

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