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Are Your Drains Starting to Slow Down?

Think about your drains like a race. Wastewater should go from point A to point B in the fastest, most efficient way possible. When something starts causing your drains to slow down and lose the race towards your sewer system, something is wrong.

We’re here to talk about slow drains. We’ll go into detail about what they mean, why they can be a big problem, and what our team usually does about them. No home is identical to the next, so the solution might be dependent on the type of home you have and your specific drainage system. But, we can promise you that there’s no better team to call for plumbing in Lloydminster, SK than Guardian Plumbing & Heating Ltd.

There’s a very good reason why we’re known as “Lloydminster’s Plumbing and Heating Authority.” Keep reading as we address the problem with your slow drains.

What Do Slow Drains Represent?

Slow drains are the focus of our blog post today, but in reality, we talk about them pretty often. While slow drains aren’t the same as clogged drains, they can be similar in a lot of ways. They’re usually representative of a drain clog that’s just beginning. As the pipe flow gets more and more restricted, the drain will begin to slow until it completely stops up into a clog.

Sometimes slow drains can also make noises, like gurgling or bubbling. This is just another way that your drain is making it clear that a clog is beginning to form.

Many homeowners will take this as a greenlight that their plumbing system isn’t clogged yet, so they don’t really have anything to worry about. While that’s true, slow drains are better than clogged drains, you’re really going to find yourself stuck with a clogged drain at an inconvenient time if you keep using your plumbing system without addressing this problem.

What Can Be Done About Them?

It’s really not that complicated. Slow drains and clogged drains have the same kinds of plumbing solutions.

For starters, we love introducing homeowners to the process of hydro jetting. A hydro jet is basically a high powered water nozzle mounted on the end of an auger that fits into your drain system. It sprays water in every direction with high pressures which tends to eliminate all clogging materials in a safe and effective manner. It’s also completely natural and doesn’t use any harsh chemicals or pipe replacements. Neat, right?

We also have access to industrial grade plungers, drain snakes, and other equipment that can easily remove a drain clog or clean your drain entirely of contaminants that are starting to slow things down.

Drain Cleaning Is Preventative

It’s time to stop thinking of drain cleaning as a necessity when you encounter a clog. You might not encounter so many clogs if you take the sign of your slow drain as a reason to call us for drain cleaning services. Our hydro jetting or industrial solutions are more than effective enough to remove the clogging material and speed up your drains.

Call Lloydminster’s Plumbing and Heating Authority—Guardian Plumbing & Heating Ltd. today!

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