Clogged Drain Services
Few problems are more irritating and for that matter more common than a slow or clogged drain. Blockage limits everyone in the home from using basins, tubs, showers, sinks, dishwashers, and laundry washing machines as they are intended to be used. Even worse, clogs that back water into the pipes can quickly start to smell.
Are you addicted to toilet paper - especially the three ply kind? Are your children among those who use 40 sheets when only 7 are necessary?
If so, you are probably familiar with another miracle of modern society: the plunger. We have all been there with a troublesome clogged drain. Be it a toilet, sink, shower, or floor drain it is something you want fixed right away to avoid damage to flooring, walls, carpet and more.
Over time, drains in your home start to clog from normal daily use. Bathroom drains clog with soap, grime and hair. Kitchen drains eventually drain slowly as grease, fats, detergents and other debris build up. Since all homeowner bathroom and kitchen drains eventually lead to your sewer system, it's very important to fix a problem area before it leads to a major backup.
Drains become clogged for a number of reasons, most commonly something goes down that should not have! That said, there are many other reasons that drains clog and our plumbing experts are trained to fix any type of drain clog including:
- Sewer Lines
- Garbage Disposal Units
- Washing Machines
Sometimes these types of clogs are easily addressed by the home owner. But if you have the situation repeat frequently there is a bigger issue somewhere and you need a plumber who can help. Give us a call or REQUEST AN ESTIMATE. We respond quickly and professionally.
Clogged toilets and urinals are always a hassle to address. Whether you have kids who flush inappropriate items or a high amount of foot traffic through the bathrooms at your place of business, you’re bound to run into clogging problems.
Floor Drains are used for multiple purposes in both a residential and commercial setting. Drains are used in areas susceptible to flooding; as such, it is essential they work properly at all times. Flooding in any area of a home or business is highly detrimental causing hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in damage. Floor drains are commonly in restaurants, basements, warehouses, laundry rooms, locker rooms, handicapped shower facilities, and below grade walk out basement entrances.
Occasionally the cause of a blockage resulting in a back-up of foul water and sludge into a sink or toilet is of a more major nature like a blockage somewhere down the line. It could even be a blocked sewer line that is clogged with sludge, paper and tree roots. In these cases it is best to call in a professional.
At DB's Plumbing & Drain®, we have the right equipment for the job.
- Our Mini Rooter is best for kitchen and floor drains
- The Speed rooter is used for sewer & storm drains
- 6Ft. TELETUBE® is used for clogged toilets
- Urinal Auger for... well.... urinals!
Minirooter XP - The Mini-Rooter Pro clears drains from rooftop to basement, including kitchen, bath, and laundry drains.
SpeedRooter 92 - Using two different size drums, one with 3/4" cable and one with 1/2" cable, the SpeedRooter 92 can handle 2" through 10" lines. The power cable feed takes most of the muscle work out of drain cleaning because it has the pulling power to get the cable out of the line, even on tough jobs.
TELETUBE® - The TELETUBE® makes conventional six foot augers obsolete, because it has three feet telescoped inside a guide tube until you need it. Clears stoppages beyond the bowl.
Urinal Auger - Gets through urinals where other snakes can't. The Urinal Auger's specially designed spring has the toughness and flexibility to negotiate tight urinal bends. Telescoping TELETUBE® model clears stoppages beyond the urinal.
DB's Plumbing & Drain® uses state of the art equipment to ensure professional service with an industry leading guarantee. Call us at 703.691.5129 and ask about our guarantee today.
Typically, clogged toilets and urinals are easily fixed with a plunger and some elbow grease. However, with a complicated plumbing system, the drains are normally not large enough to accommodate anything other than toilet paper and human waste. If you find that you have a clogged up bathroom, you quickly realize that it could turn into a problem for both you and your customers. When public bathrooms clog up, the odors can quickly seep into your main area of business, which will soon turn into lost revenue due to the foul smell.
Clogged toilets and urinals generally need to be handled professionally. Normally, the high volume flushing that’s involved with a public restroom is capable of preventing clogs. So if you’ve got a clog on your hands in a business bathroom, you’ve most likely got a bigger problem than you normally see in the common household. This kind of clogging doesn’t generally build up overtime, but happens quite quickly. All it takes is someone throwing in a piece of garbage or an item that is simply too thick for the intricate and thin plumbing lines that come with toilets and urinals in a public restroom.
DB's Plumbing & Drain® knows all about the headache that you’re dealing with. Of course you may still attempt to work out the clog yourself with a plunger and over the counter product, but as we all too well know, most of these situations are a larger problem than what basic household utensils and liquids can solve. Most likely, you’ll need a professional plumber. This may involve the removal of the clogged toilet or urinal, but generally, these systems were built for a professional plumber to come in and handle the matter in a timely fashion.
In general, you want to try and avoid finding a solution for fixing clogged toilets and urinals on your own. In most cases, business restrooms become even more of a problem when a business owner tried to take matters into their own hands. Let us handle the problem so you can get back to work.
DB's Plumbing and Drain® recommends homeowners perform simple and regular drain maintenance that will go a long way to help prevent clogs in the first place. For regular maintenance, baking soda/vinegar is best, as it is low risk and can clear a clog before it starts to collect. Do this every week or so, particularly in heavy use sinks. For kitchen drains and particularly disposers where grease builds up, you might want to add in a little salt.
DB's Plumbing and Drain® offers professional drain cleaning services to Fairfax and Prince William counties. If your home or business is in the area of Eastern Prince William County and the area off Route 1 / Interstate 95, we want to hear from you!
We have satisfied customers from throughout the area including Montclair, Linton Hall, Bull Run, Manassas, Manassas Park, Bristow, the Sudley Manor and Yorkshire areas. As well as Groveton, Independent Hill, Greenwood Farm park, Clifton, Gainesville, Haymarket, Buckland, Vint Hill, New Baltimore, Nokesville, Catlett, Casanova, Calverton and Aden areas. Other areas include Belmont Bay, Featherstone all around Smoketown Road and Minnieville Road, and Tacketts Mill Road in the Lake Ridge area. In Cherry Hill, Quantico, Garrisonville, Aquia Harbour and Dumfries and Triangle.