Drain lines should be professionally cleaned on a regular basis to prevent clogs from forming and damage to the drain lines from excessive pressure.
At G.I Plumbing, our team of certified technicians uses various tools to remove clogs from drain and sewer lines. Plungers, plumbing snakes, and hydro jet machines are all used to remove clogs safely.
Chemical drain cleaners should never be used in your home’s drains. These products are prone to damaging both metal and plastic drain lines due to the heat created by the chemicals. In addition, chemical drain cleaners rarely remove clogs and never scrub away the residue that will create future clogs and blockage issues in a drain pipe.
The sour or foul odor coming from your home’s drains is typically due to greasy residue buildup inside the pipes. A simple and drain-safe process to remove the residue will also eliminate the odor and decrease the potential for future clogs. Pour a cup of baking soda down the drain, followed by a cup of vinegar. Let the bubbles scrub the pipe clean for about 10 minutes, then flush the drain with several minutes of hot water to wash away any softened residue remaining on the pipe walls.