Knowing what to do with a blocked drain

Sooner or later every homeowner will experience a blocked drain. At some point when you take a shower, flush the toilet or wash the dishes the water simply will not go away, it begins to back up into the basin or the toilet and appears as if it might overflow. When this happens you will need drain services in Nassau County because somewhere in your plumbing system a drain is blocked.

In some cases the solution is simple and the homeowner can tackle the problem with chemicals, a plunger or a small drain snake; if you can do this you can save the cost of calling out a plumber. Conversely, trying to handle a problem which is out of your league can cause worse problems again; this is also true if you ignore it for too long, either one will end up being considerably more expensive than had you called a plumber in the first place.

Single drain blockage:

All homes have a number of fixtures; the toilet, kitchen sink, shower, bathtub, etc. If one of these begins to back up then there is a blockage somewhere in the system, when only one fixture is acting up there is a good chance the blockage is in the fixtures trap and it can be cleared with a plunger or manual auger.

Multiple drain blockages:

If water is backing up in more than one isolated fixture then the problem can be difficult to fix as the blockage could be in the drain that connects the fixture to the main drain or it could be in the main line that leads to the municipal sewer or septic tank. You can try to clear it with a plunger or auger but in cases like this you are better to call for drain services in Nassau County as they have all the professional equipment that is needed.

If fixtures are spewing water from multiple locations the plumber will know that the problem is either in a branch line or the main waste pipe. In many cases if the problem is traced to the main line leading from your house to the street the problem will be tree roots that have invaded the sewer pipe.

It is obvious that you will have to call for drain services in Nassau County if you cannot fix the problem yourself using commercially available drain cleaners or simple tools such as a plunger.

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