Drain Cleaning & Repair

If your tub or sink is draining slower than usual, or won’t drain at all, your drain is either clogged or damaged. we're always happy to unclog a drain, and are available for kitchen drain cleaning, bathroom drain cleaning, and basement drain cleaning. Or if your basement has flooded, AJL Plumbing & Heating's water damage restoration services can help. Sometimes there are simple steps you can take yourself to clear a clogged drain.

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How to Avoid Clogged Drains

Preventative maintenance is the easiest way to keep your home plumbing system happy and healthy—and ultimately clog-free. We offer affordable maintenance plan to ensure your pipes and drains are properly cleaned and maintained year-round. Unfortunately, neglected pipes can be lined with years of buildup, from rust and hair to grease and other harsh minerals. This buildup can cause dangerous corrosion, leaving your pipes damaged. Our regular maintenance can save you serious money in the long run by preventing costly repairs or pipe replacements. It can also put a stop to plumbing emergencies or inconveniences, so best to not put it off until the last minute.

Solutions to Unclog Drain

Treat your drain with white vinegar, baking soda, and hot water. This can help eliminate odors caused by the buildup of bacteria, grease, and organic residue in your drain. It can also help clean out residue to prevent a future clog. Pour 1/2 of a cup of baking soda down your drain, followed by 1/2 a cup of white vinegar. Cover or plug the drain immediately and let the mixture sit for about 15 minutes. Next, boil some water in a kettle or saucepan and pour the boiling water down the drain. A solution of baking soda and vinegar can also be used to clean stains and mineral deposits off of the area around the outside of your drain. Once you've cleared the clogged drain, flush very hot water down until the water is draining normally. If none of these remedies works for you, keep in mind that nothing is more thorough than professional drain cleaning, so for the most serious clogs contact us at AJL Plumbing & Heating.

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