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What’s Wrong with My Drain?

Nov 2, 2020

We understand. You’ve practically tried everything. You’ve been up all night snaking your drain, flushing baking soda and vinegar down there, and even plunging it with multiple different sized plungers. All you want is the ability to use your drain and have wastewater go down it like normal. Is that so much to ask?

No, it’s not. While there’s definitely something wrong with your drain, it doesn’t have to mean you should be up all night dealing with it. In fact, our team can help get to the bottom of the issue and get your drain running properly again.

Down below, we’ve listed a set of troubleshooting instructions to see just how bad the problem is. Don’t take this as a DIY solution, you should absolutely still call us for help if you think you need a plumber in Edgewood, NM. We can clear any drain we’re matched against, so don’t think we can’t handle the job.


Take a Look Around

If you’re dealing with an issue that has to do with your drains, we want you to take a minute to look around at the rest of your drains. Is every drain in your home slow or clogging? That’s a big difference from just the average drain clog. This is usually a sign that there’s something much worse going on in your sewer system. A backed-up sewer line will keep all the drains in a home from draining at optimal speeds, and eventually, you’ll just experience all of them crawling to a halt. Call a pro if you notice this kind of thing.

On the other hand, if you’re also noticing that there’s water everywhere due to a leak somewhere, then we advise you to shut your water off and also call a pro. It can be important to check for sounds, feelings, and visual signs that water is leaking from your plumbing system. If you notice any additional signs of problems while you’re dealing with a clogged drain or a slow-moving drain, then make sure you mention it to a professional when you call them.

Don’t Keep Trying What’s Not Working

Too many homeowners just assume that a professional plumber like the ones on our team just do the same thing that you do. Sure, we have drain snakes and plungers, but our equipment is much different from the equipment used by homeowners to say the least.

We have access to industrial-grade drain snakes, plungers, and systems called hydro jets that can completely clear a drain with pressurized water.

Call Us

The most important advice we could give homeowners about their drain woes is to call a team they trust. There are many certified plumbers in our area, but only a few of them have the trust and support of the community that they’re a part of. Our team at First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling Inc offers 24-hour services in case you need us for an emergency. We focus on courtesy, quality, and customer service so you don’t have to feel so stressed out about a problem that will be fixed.

Call our team today. Quality work, exuberant service!

Categories: Plumbing