Drain maintenance and cleaning is an essential part of your house plumbing functioning properly. Besides needing a drain professional now and again, having some knowledge yourself sure can come in handy. However, most homeowners lack the necessary knowledge to cure drain problems and handle or maintain their drains to avoid damage. It’s therefore crucial that you learn or seek advice from a sewer and drain expert on how you can prevent property damage. The Balkan Team is your ally in preventing and curing drain problems. We boast a high reputation for our responsiveness and expertise regarding drain cleaning advice. Furthermore, we make available to you an extensive library of informative videos.
All About House Sewers and Drain Maintenance
The Balkan Team provides you with a complete explanation of how to maintain and utilize your house sewer line. Even though the locality maintains the main public sewer system, every property owner is responsible for their individual property’s house drain and sewer lines. If you want to reduce or avoid drain problems, you need to learn all about house sewers. This includes the typical issues you might encounter on your home sewer line, and how you can avoid or cure such problems. We can also help you understand the function and purpose of your main house sewer trap. Your main sewer is the connecting point between your house drain, and your house sewer out to the public connection.
In NYC, house traps are made to be double vented, an aspect that’s meant to allow easy drain maintenance and drain cleaning. Another crucial thing to remember when having your basement worked on is that your main trap should be easily accessible. These are essential things to bear in mind to help you easily maintain and clean your drain.
Sewer Facts or Myth
There are many myths surrounding drain lines, and that’s why we will help you learn more about your draining system. We explain some of the sewer facts and myths related to drain maintenance and cleaning, including fresh air drain inlets, baking soda and vinegar for drain cleaning, and whether boiling water can drain your system pipes.
We answer your questions and concerns and inform you to become a more intelligent consumer. Being aware of the sewer facts and myths will alleviate confusing and stressful plumbing issues you may encounter in your home. It will also help you make a better hiring decision regarding plumbing or drain maintenance. Learn more about sewer facts and myths here.
All About Drain Cleaning and Maintenance
Being aware of helpful information and DIY tips about drain cleaning can be crucial for any homeowner. We explain all aspects of drain maintenance that will help you prevent or cure drain problems. Here are some drain cleaning tools and tips you need to know.
Sewer Jetting for Drain Clogs
Sewer jetting services involve a water jet machine that can clear virtually all your drain clogs. A water jet machine is a fantastic tool used as a drain clearing and cleaning tool. The modern water jet is able to clear out most any stoppage that a typical sewer snake cannot remove. A water jet also goes by other names, like the hydro jet, sewer jet, and water jet cutter.
Snaking for Toilet Clogs
Snaking your toilet clogs can either be done by a professional, or you can do a DIY project. However, before you embark on DIY, keep in mind that some clogging issues that may seem like easy DIY projects can potentially cause damage to the plumbing system beneath the toilet or can scratch and ruin your toilet finishing. So, before you damage your toilet in an attempt to clear toilet clogs, consider a professional drain cleaner to help you out.
A clogged toilet can also cause overflowing of the toilet. Some homeowners even experience more than just an overflowing toilet; a clogged toilet can quickly flood the bathroom, creating unsanitary conditions. It’s therefore crucial that you deal with the water right away to avoid causing too much water damage beneath the rooms. So, how do you stop the water flow or prevent an overflowing toilet? One thing to remember is that every toilet has a shutoff valve at its base. After shutting off the water valve, you’ll need to figure out how to clear the toilet clog.
Unclogging Bathroom Sink Problems
Whether you’re a property owner or a resident, knowing and understanding how to unclog your bathroom sink is crucial to ensure proper drain maintenance and cleaning. A clogged bathroom sink can be a huge nuisance, and that’s why we provide you with a DIY guide to unclog your bathroom sink stoppages quickly.
- Boiling water: Boiling water remedies can only be used by homeowners who are confident that they have metal pipes. This is because boiling water can easily damage the PVC pipes. Also, ensure you control where the water goes because boiling water can crack a porcelain sink – pour directly into the clogged sink drain.
- Baking soda and vinegar: This remedy only works for a sink that drains slowly, not one that’s completely blocked. The mixture undergoes a harmless chemical reaction that dislodges your bathroom sink clogs.
- Sink plunger: Before plunging, ensure that there’s enough water to cover the cup part. The plunger’s cup should be flat, making a seal over the sink drain. Also, be sure to use a sink plunger, not a toilet plunger.
Of course, there are other DIY methods you can use to unclog your bathroom sink stoppages but bear in mind that resolving such clogs can be quite a messy business. Also, if you’re inexperienced and not sure of what you’re doing, have an expert drain technician rather than making the problem worse. In addition, a professional plumber will help you find and fix the root cause of your clogging problems.
All About Sewer Valves
Another important thing you need to know and understand if you want to avoid drain damage is sewer valves. There are several types of sewer backwater valves, all meant for different sewer flooding problems. For instance, automatic sewer gate valves or flood gate valves help protect properties from sewer water damages over time. It’s best to analyze sewer valves adequately because different buildings have unique plumbing designs. Needless to say, it will take an expert to understand which valve to install and whether the sewer valve will solve a sewer flooding issue.
Need Expert Advice on Drain Maintenance and Cleaning? The Balkan Team Can Help
The Balkan Team is your resource for drain advice and helpful tips. We have been serving the NYC area for about 70 years, and we’re well aware of all the valuable information and DIY tips that can help our customers prevent or cure any drain problems. We also provide free on-site visits to help you determine the root cause of your drain problems, educate you, and provide you with expert advice on drain maintenance and cleaning.
Contact us today at Balkan Sewer and Drain Cleaning, and we’ll be glad to be of help!