Drain Cleaning

One of the most common plumbing problems Fredericksburg, MD homeowners face is a clogged drain. Each time you use a plumbing fixture, some food particles, grease, hair, paper, or hygiene products could make their way down the drain. This debris builds up over time and eventually causes a clog. Limescale from hard water can also obstruct drains, causing them to empty slowly, make weird noises or release foul odors from the trapped water. At Wenbrooke Services, our plumbers offer prompt and thorough drain cleaning that you can count on at any time.

Signs You Need Drain Cleaning

 As drain pipes get filled with debris or blocked by minerals or tree roots, they start to show some signs of problems. You might notice:

  • Drains empty slowly
  • Gurgling or bubbling sounds from drains
  • Foul drain odors
  • Dirty water or sewage backups
  • Drain overflows when washing laundry or using a lot of water

 It’s important to schedule cleaning as soon as you notice any of these issues with your drains. Debris will continue to build up, and eventually, the drain won’t empty.

Causes of Clogged Drains

Everyday activities allow tiny particles to get trapped in your home’s drains. When you wash your hair and body, skin cells and shed hair get trapped in the drain. In the kitchen, food particles and grease are common causes of clogs. Too much toilet paper or flushing things that shouldn’t be flushed, such as tissues or baby wipes, also clogs drains. Some other causes of clogged drains include

  • Items accidentally dropped into the drain
  • Hard water
  • Oil
  • Excess soap and hair products
  • Tree roots
  • Plastic packaging
  • Diapers
  • Health and hygiene products

When to Schedule Drain Cleaning

We recommend scheduling a cleaning at the first sign of a drain problem. Waiting to get your drains cleaned could result in a sewage backup into your bathtub, toilet, or sink. The sewage could even flood your home. We also offer preventive cleaning for your home’s drains. If your yard has several large trees, an annual sewer line cleaning removes the roots that cause clogs.

What to Expect When We Clean Your Drains

When our plumbers arrive at your home, you can expect to be treated with respect. Our team comes in uniform and identification for your peace of mind and safety. During the cleaning process, we’ll explain our findings. If you request a video inspection, you’re welcome to watch as we work. Once we’re finished cleaning the drains, we’ll provide you with a written summary of our findings so that you can keep track of this necessary home maintenance. Before we leave, we clean the work area and provide you with helpful tips on the proper use of your home’s drains.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at Wenbrooke Services for professional drain cleaning. We serve Fredericksburg and the surrounding area, and our convenient appointment times fit right into your busy schedule. Give us a call today to schedule drain cleaning services, and we’ll keep your plumbing system running as smoothly as possible.