Drain lines aren't typically problematic, but when they do cause problems, it can be a complicated fix. If you're having problems with your drain lines, there's a few things that you can try before calling in professionals for assistance.
Use Drain Cleaner
How long has it been since the drains have been cleaned? Sometimes, when a drain is clogged, it will cause all sorts of problems throughout the rest of the drainage system. Try giving the drains a good cleaning with a quality drain cleaning product. If you prefer to use natural products, try baking soda and vinegar. Dump a cup of baking soda down each drain and add about 2 cups of white vinegar. Let this mixture rest in the drains for about an hour and return to run hot water down them. In some cases, this will be more than enough to free the clog in the drains – other times, you'll have to put more effort into it.
Snake the Drains
Another option to clearing clogged drain lines is to snake them out. This is done using one of many types of drain snakes. The type of snake that you use will depend on the size of the drain line and how you'll access it. If you've never used a drain snake, you might want to pass this one up and leave it to a professional drain line repair technician.
Don't Ignore a Wet Yard
Sometimes, drain lines fracture under the ground outside of your house. When you notice that there's an area of your property that just doesn't seem to dry out, there's a good chance that there's a broken drain line underneath. In most cases, this repair is best left to a professional. You see, if you don't find out what caused the line to rupture in the first place, it will happen again. So, if you go through the work to replace the line yourself, and don't do it correctly or find out what caused it to begin with, you're going to find yourself right back where you are very soon in the future.
The drains are easy to ignore until the nasty waste water that they carry out and away from the home begins to fill your home or your yard. At that point, it's hard to forget about all of the hidden piping in and out of your home. Talk with your local drain pipe professional for help maintaining and repairing your home drainage system.Share