Ojai Drain Cleaning Services
Proudly Serving Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties
Whenever drains clog, the most obvious reaction of most Ojai homeowners is to address the problem themselves. The desire to save money is a valid excuse for attempting DIY plumbing, but this could end up creating severe complications. Not only are you risking getting ill or having unsanitary conditions at home, but you may also damage the property and lose money repairing it. Why struggle with a clogged drain and increase the risk for further damage when you can have a professional do the job right?
Hiring an experienced Ojai plumbing contractor to diagnose and fix your slow drain can help protect your property and ensure the optimal performance of your plumbing system. Driven by a commitment to maximum customer satisfaction, Gallegos Plumbing offers premier drain cleaning services in Ojai commercial and residential buildings.
Our Ojai plumbing experts are equipped with state-of-the-art knowledge to identify the source of the problem and recommend and implement a cost-effective and timely solution. We pride ourselves on ensuring every job is completed with exceptional quality, honesty, and integrity. Call us at (805) 243-2622 for expert assistance with slow drains in your Ojai, CA home.
Common Causes of Clogged Drains
The kitchen sink is one of the top offenders for clogged drains because of all the grease and food waste dumped down there every day. Oils congeal, and some food waste takes longer to disintegrate, creating a buildup that slows your drain.
Another common cause of blocked drains is hair and soap scum. We all shed hair regularly, but if not cleaned up, it can combine with sticky substances from soaps and food waste and build clogs several feet along your drain pipes. Additionally, soaps contain fats that merge with water minerals to form scum (another suspect for drain blockage).
Tree roots find the easiest path to get water, making underground water pipes an easy target. They end up penetrating the drain pipe, causing clogs that may manifest in backups and overflow inside your home. The roots can cause physical damage, setting you up for an expected drain repair.
Foreign objects are known to cause drainage havoc. While you can conveniently wash off anything in the sink/tub, note that excess mud, sand, and other small objects can block your plumbing pipes.
Facial towels, napkins, baby wipes, and feminine hygiene products do not break down easily in water and will likely clog your drain when flushed in bunches. In such a case, you have little choice but to call a plumber.
A lesser-known culprit for slow drains is excess toothpaste. Contrary to conventional behavior, you should spit toothpaste in a waste bin, not the sink.
For more information about our drain cleaning services or to schedule an inspection visit, contact us today at (805) 243-2622.
What is the Drain Cleaning Process?
When an Ojai drain expert arrives at your home, they first run a waterproof camera mounted on a fiber optic cable down your drain pipes to determine the problem areas and the best approach to clearing the clog.
Next, the plumbing contractor decides between hydro jetting and other drain cleaning options. Hydro jetting uses highly pressurized water and is best suited for invasive tree roots, sediments along a drain’s interior walls, and stubborn clogs.
Snaking is another option for drain cleaning in Ojai, CA. It involves boring into and breaking apart drain clogs using a long, flexible cable with a drill at the end. Your Ojai drain cleaning services provider may explore other options like air bursting and chemical drain cleaning. An inspection is necessary to ensure satisfactory results. Should there be any damage, drain repair or replacement will suffice.
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Drain Cleaning 101
Naturally over time, drains become clogged due to a build-up of sludge and debris until they’re eventually stopped up and blocked completely. This is caused by a variety of factors such as: soaps, hair, cooking grease, undissolved food particles like rice (which expands in water), and more. Before you know it, you’ve got a stubborn, gunky clog that requires drain cleaning and clearing from your local plumbing professional.
Regular store-bought drain cleaners can damage your plumbing pipes, as they use caustic chemicals and can corrode pipes over time. The safest solution for your overall plumbing system is to seek out professional drain cleaning services, which is safe on your pipes and extremely effective and inexpensive. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Gallegos Plumbing for help–we’ve seen just about any plumbing problem under the sun.
That’s why we understand that each type of drain presents its own unique challenges. When you leave the work to the professionals here at Gallegos Plumbing, you can count on us to clear any clog in any drain, no matter how big it may be, at any time.
Your #1 Drain Specialist
You can rest assured knowing that our drain cleaning service uses the most advanced drain cleaning equipment and technology, and our modern methods will remove the build-up in your drains and pipes quickly and thoroughly. We have the experience and tools to not only find and locate the cause of your clogs, but also visually inspect the problem. When you start to notice that your drains are running slow or are completely backed up, it’s time to contact our experts and technicians at Gallegos Plumbing to resolve the issue and get the job done right.