Grapevine Plumbers Send Drain Clogs Packing
Our Grapevine, TX plumbers have seen their share of strange drain clogs. One of the weirdest clogs we ever found was a scorpion tangle, where two scorpions had killed each other while searching in the sink drain for water. Whether you have a huge clump of hair or a Barbie doll head stuck in your drain system, there are a few things you can do to try to clear it before calling in the professionals.
The first thing to try is a simple plunger. This is extremely efficient in clearing small obstructions in toilets. For bathroom sinks, plungers don't work, because of the opening in the top of the sink that allows air to escape the line and prevent pressure build up.
If you have a dual sink in the kitchen, you can plug one drain with a wet towel and plunge the other to create the vacuum you need to clear a clog. If this doesn't work, the next step is to clear it with a small auger (snake) fished through the U trap underneath the sink.
A bathtub drain clog is almost always due to a tangle of hair. It can be cleared by unscrewing the tub plug and snaking an auger into the drain. Most bathtubs have a sharp 90 degree turn just underneath the tub. Once the auger head has passed this area, crank it clockwise to advance it along the pipe. When the clogged spot is reached, try to crank through it or thrust the auger forward to bust it loose.
Floor drains are best cleared with a mechanical auger, as these drain clogs tend to occur deeper in the system than a traditional 25-foot auger can reach. They also occur mainly from grease build-up or tree root invasion.
Our Grapevine TX Plumbers Are Always Here to Help
If you've tried all of these options, but still can't clear your drain, then it's time to call us, your Grapevine, TX plumbing specialists. Our plumbers have been drain clearing in Grapevine for decades, so you can always depend on us for quick, clean, and effective clog removals.