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Clogged Drain Repair in Northern Virginia and Washington D.C.

You depend on your plumbing system daily, from washing dishes to bathing. Clogged drains are a common, frustrating issue. While it’s tempting to resolve the issue yourself with a chemical drain cleaner, doing so can cause more problems.

When you’re struggling with a clog, turn to the plumbers at United Air Temp! Since 1931, we’ve provided top-notch drain services to DC, Maryland, and Northern VA residents. 

Call (877) 552-8919 or contact us online to request drain cleaning from our team.

Signs You Need Professional Drain Cleaning

Are you not sure if you need professional drain cleaning? Consider whether any or all of these signs sound familiar:

  • You have standing water in sinks and showers.
  • You have slow-moving drains.
  • Your drains smell bad.
  • Your drains and toilets make gurgling noises.
  • Your toilet keeps clogging, even though you’re using it normally.
  • DIY methods are not working or only work for a short time period.

Reach out to UAT online or call (877) 552-8919 to request drain cleaning for your DMV home.

Common Causes of Drain Blockages

Wondering why you keep having to deal with clogs. Most drain blockages are caused by:

  • Oil and fat
  • Food scraps
  • Mineral buildup
  • Hair
  • Disposable wipes and other cotton products
  • Foreign objects, such as toys
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How To Prevent Clogged Drains

Think of pipes like the arteries of the home. When enough gunk builds up, there’s no room for drainage to flow through, leading to blockages. A good rule of thumb is to know that you probably shouldn’t put it down your sink drain if you won’t eat it.

Instead of sending them down the drain, find alternative disposal methods for the most common causes of drain clogs:

  • Fruit pits, peels, and rinds: Although you may think it’s fine to throw these into your drain if you have a garbage disposal, that’s not the case. It’s better to throw them away or compost them.
  • Kitchen grease: Let your grease congeal in a container and throw it away in the trash, or you can even use the grease for other purposes.

Call (877) 552-8919 or contact us online and let the experts at United Air Temp help with drain cleaning and clearing.

Drain Cleaning vs. Hydro Jetting

Drain cleaning and hydro jetting are both professional pipe-clearing solutions:

  • Drain cleaning refers to plumbers using drain snakes and augers to break up drain clogs.
  • Hydro jetting is a service that uses high-pressure water to blast through sewer clogs, scouring them clean of any residue.

Using video camera inspection technology, your UAT plumber can determine which of these is necessary, where any clogs exist, and what other problems might affect your pipes so we can deliver the best results possible.

Reach out online or call (877) 552-8919 to request drain and sewer services from United Air Temp.

Schedule Drain Clearing in Washington DC, Central Maryland & Northern Virginia Areas

United Air Temp has licensed plumbers with the right knowledge and tools to protect your home and its plumbing. We have been in the area since 1931 and continue to deliver a high level of service every time someone calls for clog removal.

In addition to friendly, licensed plumbers, you can rely on United Air Temp for: 

  • On-time scheduling
  • Upfront pricing
  • Quality service
  • Guaranteed satisfaction
  • And more!

Schedule plumbing help with United Air Temp today by contacting our DC metro area plumbers online or calling (877) 552-8919 now.

Frequently Asked Questions About Drain Cleaning

You can mix a cup of baking soda with a cup of vinegar to relieve slightly clogged sinks. Plungers might temporarily remove your blockage, but they can also move the source of the clog further down your pipes, rendering the problem even harder to resolve.

These DIY options have one thing in common: They can’t remove your clog entirely. They’re temporary solutions at best, so you should always opt for professional drain cleaning when possible.

DIY augurs can cause structural damage to your sink and pipes, particularly if they’re old.

While the cost of hiring a plumber makes DIY solutions tempting, you’ll save time and money when you call on a professional.

Plumbers have a wide range of tools and knowledge at their disposal. The more accurately your problem is diagnosed, the more effective the solution will be, so contacting a plumber is always the best course of action.

Further, DIY clog removal can result in damage to your drains.

Corrosives like drain cleaners and vinegar blends create a hydrochloric acid byproduct that’s highly toxic. They can harm both you and your pipes.

Herbicides can kill off smaller roots, while copper sulfate and potassium hydroxide can inhibit growth if applied regularly.

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