Sewer and Drain cleaning service in Fort Myers and Naples, Florida. Backed up sewer, Emergency clogged drain cleaning.
American Construction and Plumbing drain cleaning can properly diagnose and unstop any clogged drain cleaning issue in Fort Myers. Be on the lookout for companies that charge hourly for this type of plumbing service. A technician who is inexperienced or untrained can spend several hours trying to clear a clogged, or slow running drain. We are a flat fee company in most instances, so when we give you a bid we stand by it.
Having the right equipment to tackle the toughest job can make all the difference in the world. We have professional grade equipment and the knowledge to quickly diagnose a slow or clogged drain cleaning issue fast.
When a sewer line is broken or has root intrusion, we have the ability to locate the exact spot for plumbing repair and the expertise to carry it out. This minimizes damage to your home or lawn.
When you have a sewer or drain back up in your Fort Myers home, it can be very unpleasant. We tend to think of sewer lines in our Naples home as indestructible but that’s not the case. As a homeowner, one should perform routine maintenance to keep sewers and drains flowing freely. Over the course of time, sewer and drain lines may slow as they become clogged with the foods and waste products that we send down them.
Here is a list of some common culprits that will make a drain cleaning necessary:
- Main Sewer Line– Water seeking roots are the most common cause for this line to require drain cleaning.
- Lateral Sewer Line– Toilet paper and wipes are the most common cause of a lateral clogged drain.
- Kitchen Sink Line– Ground-up food is most common clog but usually caused by grease or organic build-up. May need hydro jetting.
- Laundry Line– Lint and soap scum are most common cause for this line to require drain cleaning.
- Shower, Tub, lavatory Line– Hair and soap scum are the most common cause of a shower clogged drain.
If you do end up in need of drain cleaning, here are some thing to keep in mind before you phone a Fort Myers plumber.
Avoid chemical drain-clearing products
Clogged drains are the most common home plumbing problem, and you can buy chemicals to clear them. But these products sometimes do more harm than good. They can actually erode cast-iron drainpipes.
And because they typically don’t remove the entire clog, the problem is likely to recur, causing you use the chemicals repeatedly. “Each time, they’ll eat away at the pipes a little more,” says Passaic, N.J. plumber Joseph Gove. “Soon, you’re going to get leaks.”
Better to hire a plumber to snake the drain (usually $75 to $150) and completely remove the chunk of hair or grease that’s plugging the line. Or you can pick up a snake of your own, for around $20 at the hardware store, and try clearing the drain yourself.
Prevent future clogging
Clogs aren’t just nuisances. Backed-up water puts added pressure on your waste pipes, stressing them and shortening their lifespan. So avoid plug-ups by watching what goes down your drains. That means keeping food scraps out of kitchen drains, hair out of bathroom drains, and anything but sewage and toilet paper out of toilets.
Install screens over drains in showers and tubs, and pull out what hair you can every few weeks to prevent buildups. Scrape food into the trash before doing dishes—even if you have a disposal—and never put liquid grease down the drain; pour it into a sealable container to put in the garbage after it cools.
“Grease is only liquid when it’s hot,” Gove says. “When you pour it down the drain, it cools and becomes solid. Do that enough, and just like a clogged artery, your drains won’t work anymore.”
Keep your sewer lines or septic tank clear
If you have municipal sewers, hire a plumber to snake your main sewage cleanout every few years. This will cost $75 to $150, and will remove tree roots that inevitably work their way into these pipes—leading to messy sewage backups. If you have a septic system, get the tank pumped out every three to five years, for $200 to $500.
Other ways to avoid trouble
Learn where your home’s main water shut off valve is—so if there’s ever a leak, you can go straight there and quickly turn off the water to the entire house.
- Remove hoses from outdoor spigots in winter to prevent frozen water from cracking the pipes and causing a flood.
- Never use an exposed pipe as a hanger rod for laundry. Doing so can loosen joints and fasteners.
- Fix problems quickly. Even small leaks can make pipes corrode more quickly, and cause significant water damage or mold.